Charleston has a long and significant heritage with rail. It is important that this legacy not be forgotten nor left to decay, but preserved and experienced.
Charleston Rail seeks to promote the preservation and interpretation of the history of railways and rail transit in Charleston, South Carolina, and its environs for the benefit of present and coming generations. It does so by using the lessons of the past to inform the decisions of the future. The goal of preservation is to keep intact items of regional importance, while supplementing the collections with significant national and international objects to enhance interpretive and educational programs.