Aiken Railway Company, LLC (AIKR)

Subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation

Miles of Track: 19
Employees: 2
2016 Carloads handled: 1,100 – 143,000 tons
Equipment: 2 locomotives, 1 caboose

General and Administrative Office:

  • 3575 Rutherford Road Ext., Suite G, Taylors, SC 29687-2168
  • 864-236-7051 Office
  • 864-236-7610 Fax

Mailing Address:

  • Post Office Box 1729, Taylors, SC 29687-0036





Aiken Railway (AIKR) leases and operates 18.90 miles.  AIKR’s 12.45-mile line between Warrenville and Oakwood owes its heritage to South Carolina’s first and oldest railroad, the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company.  The line was chartered by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1827, with the route being completed through Aiken in 1833.  The 6.45-mile line extending between Aiken and North Aiken was completed by the Edgefield, Trenton & Aiken Railroad in 1879.  The combination of these remnants today allows AIKR to sustain the more than 180-year record of continuous rail service in Aiken County, serving Oakwood, Montmorenci, Aiken, and Warrenville communities while offering satellite access to the Augusta market.  The lines have a connection with NS at Warrenville.  AIKR currently offers five-day service and customizable switching services to its customers. AIKR has received numerous awards and recognition including: The ASLRRA’s Jake Award with Distinction (2013-2016), as well as NS’s 2013 General Manager’s Award – Piedmont Division.

AIKR is a sponsor the ASLRRA’s Jake Award Safety Program.

Counties served: Aiken

Principal commodities include: Kaolin, Limestone, Sand, Dolomite, Borate, various Fertilizers and Agricultural Products

Principal shippers include: Grace Davison, Active Minerals, AGY, Carolina Eastern