Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting
May 20, 2017
Landrum, SC

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet at the Landrum Public Library (phone no. is 864-457-2218). The library’s address is 111 Asbury Drive. If you are heading east (from Asheville) on I-26, take Exit 1 and at the end of the ramp, turn to the right. If you are heading west (toward Asheville), take Exit 1 and at the end of the ramp, turn to the left. Proceed down Landrum Road which will become East Rutherford Street. After about one mile, you will see the library on the right. Turn right onto Asbury Drive. There should be plenty of parking there. Everyone should arrive at the library a little before 12 noon. We will have the meeting room for only two hours (12 noon until 2:00 p.m.) so this is the reason for our early arrival. The library closes promptly at 2:00 p.m. so we may not quite have two full hours. On the positive side, the early meeting ending means that those driving from long distances should be able to get back home before darkness falls.

Prior to our meeting, for those wishing to have lunch together, we can meet at the Hare and Hound Pub and Restaurant which is located at 101 East Rutherford Street (about one mile past the library in the center of town). Rick Wyatt (SCDOT rail manager) and his wife say that this is a good place to eat and we should enjoy it. It is recommended that we arrive at the restaurant as close to 11:00 a.m. as possible as this is when they open. They specialize in American cuisine including “specialty salads and sandwiches”. The website is and the phone number is 864-457-3232.

After the meeting, for those wishing to visit the renovated Landrum Depot, it is a short drive back to the center of town. At the corner of East Rutherford and North Howard Avenue (US 176), you will make a right turn at the light and the depot is only about a block down this street. You will see it on the right. Hopefully, we can peek inside unless there is an event going on!

CAPT Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT fostering creation of an association similar to Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update (Trump budget proposal, and other issues)
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment