The replica of the Best Friend of Charleston, closing in on a hundred years old itself, returned to Charleston this morning. Its new home, a glass museum on John Street will open to the public early next year. The locomotive was transported in on low bed truck then transferred to breakaway flatbed for movement into the actual building.
There were quite a number of people on hand to watch the unloading of The Best Friend including Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, representatives of the National Railroad Historical Society, and our own Mary Lehr of the Charleston Railroad Museum.
You can also see a nice little piece by the local TV news – http://www.abcnews4.com/story/23862834/best-friend-returns-to-charleston