J. B. Petitval
Report: Engineer’s Office…To the President and Directors of the South-Carolina Canal and Rail-Road Company
The South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, like the Delaware and Hudson, investigated what would need to be done to build a railroad to supplement its canal. This report became the basis of the planning for the South Carolina Railroad, one of the first railroads in the United States. It’s notable in that it was the Southernmost of the early railroad projects and one of the earliest railroads to employ steam power on its trains.