News, information, and happenings on the Rockton Rion & Western Railroad, a non-profit volunteer operation owned by the SCRM.
Preservation and promotion of railroad history and artifacts in South Carolina. Our volunteer members restore and operate antique locomotives and equipment while maintaining a scenic and historic railroad headquartered in Winnsboro, South Carolina.
Founded in 1983, the SCRM moved to the Rockton location and immediately began restoring the former Rockton & Rion railroad, famous for operating steam locomotives into the 1960s and hauling Winnsboro Blue Granite, "The Silk of the Trade" Restoration of 5.1 miles of track has allowed for a very scenic and fun excursion to Rion, site of a former rock quarry. Former Army and Air Force diesel locomotives provide the power, pulling historic coaches, cabooses, open cars, or a dining car. The railroad is now called the Rockton Rion & Western, named for the mostly western direction it travels to Rockton. Dinner trains are also operated, as are special events such as the Easter Bunny Eggspress, Pumpkin Patch Train, and Santa Express. This page is designed to update you on our events and activities, and allows you to post your comments and pictures from your experience. See our website at www.scrm.org for more details.
Scenic 10 mile, 70-minute train ride through historic Fairfield County, SC. First Class service on antique Southern Railway Dining car available. Open car seating available during clement weather. Caboose seating available on selected excursions. Dinner train service offered at Valentine's Day and other times during the year.
110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro (SC), 29180, United States