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Old 04-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #64
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...My concern is that with the railroad closed now close to two years that if it does eventually reopen, their might not be any businesses that would still want to use it.

Prior to the 1988 bridge closing the largest freight shippers in downtown Myrtle Beach were the beer and wine distributors, using 300 or more cars a year...

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To be a bit more precise about beer and wine shipments into Myrtle Beach, these figures were given on Page 35 of "Myrtle Beach Short Line Feasibility Study," by Horhorst Marine, Inc. of Rumson New Jersey, January 3, 1984:

Better Brands:
1982-196 cars
1983-180 cars

Stevens Corp(later Chrit Yahnis Coastal):

1982 --
1983-50
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