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July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Greenville & Northern Railway: Path of the Swamp Rabbit

Presented by Rev. Joseph Hudson 

If there ever was a true to life “Little Engine That Could,” it would be the Greenville & Northern Railway, better known as The Swamp Rabbit. From its founding in 1887, the railroad brought coal from eastern Tennessee and Kentucky on a direct route to the ports in Augusta and Charleston. The Swamp Rabbit contributed to major economic growth in Greenville County and was foundational to further railroad development in the Upstate.

A native of Greenville County, Joseph Hudson has dedicated nearly half his life to studying, collecting artifacts and stories, and preserving the history of Greenville’s little mountain short-line railroad. His heart for historical preservation and his love for railroad history are evident when it comes to talking about the Greenville & Northern and its predecessors.


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July 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Upcountry History Museum
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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