- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - The first freight is ready to roll on a revived railroad hauling material for industries along the coastal Carolinas.

R. J. Corman Railroad Co. Vice President Bill Henderson says he expects the first run Monday will carry fertilizer from Florida to a plant in Nichols, South Carolina.

The short-line railroad stretches 90 miles between Whiteville, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach. Henderson says the railroad will carry freight to industrial operations along the route or pass it on to long-distance trains.

Corman bought the old Carolina Southern railroad last year. The Carolina Southern shut down in 2011 because some railroad bridges did not meet federal standards. Corman had expected to be running again last year, but was delayed because of October’s flooding.

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