Dillon station

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Dillon, SC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Dillon station.jpg
Dillon station in April 2018.
Location100 North Railroad Avenue
Dillon, SC 29536
Coordinates 34°25′03″N 79°22′20″W / 34.4176°N 79.3722°W / 34.4176; -79.3722
Latitude and Longitude:

34°25′03″N 79°22′20″W / 34.4176°N 79.3722°W / 34.4176; -79.3722
Line(s) South End Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeDIL
History
Opened1893 (Freight)
1904 (Passenger)
Passengers
20139,456 [1]Increase 8.1%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Florence
toward Savannah
Palmetto Fayetteville
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Following station
Latta
toward Tampa
Main Line Rowland
toward Richmond

Dillon is a train station in Dillon, South Carolina, served by Amtrak, the United States' railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Florence Railroad in 1893, but only as a freight station. Once the railroad was consolidated into the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1898, the passenger station was opened in 1904. The station survived the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, only to terminate passenger service in 1971. [2] Amtrak service to Dillon began on June 15, 1976, with the introduction of the Palmetto. [3] The four-faced station clock also contains two Fahrenheit thermometers.

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References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Dillon ACL Depot, including 1971 SCL Depot photograph (South Carolina Railroad Structures)". Archived from the original on 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "Southern Amtrak passenger train scheduled". News-Tribune. April 11, 1976. Retrieved 2011-07-04.

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