One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In South Carolina

Throughout American history, rail related accidents have been an all too common unfortunate occurrence all over the nation. And South Carolina, with its long history in railroading, is certainly no stranger to railroad disasters. Unfortunately, just before Christmas in 1946 one of the worst disasters in U.S. rail history occurred in Newberry County and that tragic day will never, ever be forgotten.

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Keep reading for another train-related tragedy that occurred in South Carolina.