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Central in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Central, South Carolina

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 7, 2021
1. Central, South Carolina Marker
Inscription.  The “Peach Queen,” along with the “Crescent,” was one of Southern Railway's premier passenger trains that ran through Central. Southern Railway operated these streamlined inter-city passenger trains from the late 1940's until dropping passenger service on February 1, 1979. The gleaming, stainless steel Peach Queen was usually pulled by a team of Virginia green, white and gold striped diesel locomotives, the pride of Southern's fleet. These colors have been incorporated into the Town of Central's signs and banners.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1979.
 
Location. 34° 43.439′ N, 82° 46.961′ W. Marker is in Central, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 93) and Bank Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central SC 29630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Central (a few steps from this marker); The Werner Family (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community Born of the Railroad
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Weems (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Central Railroad Hotel (about 600 feet away); Central Railroad Depot & Red Caboose (about 700 feet away); Bertha Evans Morgan Rose Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); The Central History Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central, S.C. & the Peach Queen (PDF). Retrospective by Rob Seel in the November 2009 issue of "Central Crossings," the Central Railway Model & Historical Association's monthly newsletter. (Submitted on November 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Southern Crescent. History of the train that ran between Washington, D.C and New Orleans, by ClemsonWiki. (Submitted on November 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Central, South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 7, 2021
2. Central, South Carolina Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on November 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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