Around 8 am Campbell Crane and Phil Pittman and the crew of Pride Mechanical will lift a bright shiny locomotive that David Wilkerson has donated into the sky placing it gingerly on a lowboy for a short drive from near I-85 and Whitehorse Rd to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail pocket park inBerea, SC. This move is being made possible by the efforts of the citizens of Berea. We expect the move to be finished around lunchtime. Exact ETA is hard to determine but hope to be between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.
Please attend this dedication on Friday August 21st as the MP&ES 1942 locomotive arrives between 10:00 and 11:00 AM at the Swamp Rabbit Station on Sulphur Springs Road in Berea.
We would like to take this time to thank the following for there services and donations to make this possible:
David Wilkerson who donated the locomotive
Willis Meadows, Greenville County Council District 19
Ty Houck, Director of Green ways and Historic Resources
Greenville County, South Carolina Road and Bridge
About the Locomotive
MP&ES refurbished and donated a 1942 locomotive to the Swamp Rabbit Station, a pocket park along the Greenville Hospital System Swamp Rabbit Trail. The 150-hp locomotive had originally been manufactured for the U.S. Navy. Below is video of the December 7 groundbreaking ceremony.
How to Get There
Swamp Rabbit Station is a pocket park located at the intersection of Sulphur Springs Road and the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail in the Berea neighborhood of Greenville County. Just 4.5 miles from downtown Greenville.