Lane to Charleston

From Lane (MP 341.4), where a line from Sumter trails in from the west and one from Andres used to trail in from the east, the double track, CTC, line head south, with overall speed limit 79 mph for passenger trains, 70 mph for intermodal trains, and 60 mph for freight trains, but a local speed limit of 70 mph for passenger trains on the west track, past Gourdin, Santee Bluff, MP 345.1, where single track starts, MP 345.3, where speed limits fall to 40/30, a bridge over a river, MP 347.7, where full line speeds resume, Etta, MP 348.4, where double track resumes, with a passenger speed limit of 70 mph on the east track, Cross Junction, MP 349.1, where the line to Cross Power Plant heads away to the west, St. Stephen (MP 349.6), Bonneau, MP 352.9, where single track starts again, and full line speeds resume, with a man-made lake to the west, and a detector at McBeth (MP 359.5).

The line passes Pinopolis Power Plant, with a loop for discharge of unit coal trains heading west from Pinopolis Junction (MP 360.5), MP 361.7 to MP 361.8, where the speed limit is 50 mph over the drawbridge at Tail Race Canal, and MP 361.9, where double track resumes, with a passenger speed limit of 70 mph on the west track, Moncks Corner (MP 365.0), where a line from Chopra once trailed in from the northwest, South Moncks Corner (MP 366.8), where single track starts again, and full line speeds resume, Oakley, Strawberry, MP 373.1, where double track resumes, with a passenger speed limit of 70 mph on the west track, Mt. Holly (MP 376.1), MP 376.9, where single track starts again, and full line speeds resume, a detector at Goose Creek (MP 378.9), Otranto, where the line turns south-southeast, Hanahan (MP 383.3), MP 383.4, where double track resumes, a flat crossing with an NS line at MP 386.2, and a connector in the southeast quadrant trailing in at Meads (MP 386.3), the passenger station at North Charleston (MP 387.7), and Ashley Junction, adjacent to the CSX Intermodal Yard (dead ahead), where the line turns west-southwest at a wye, leaving Charleston itself several miles off to the south.