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'Best Friend of Charleston' to make stop in Summerville

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A piece of locomotive history is returning to Charleston after it makes a stop in Summerville.

The train is named 'The Best Friend of Charleston,' and it is currently in Atlanta outside the headquarters for Norfolk Southern.

The announcement of the train's return came on Thursday, which was proclaimed Best Friend Day in Summerville.

Chris Ohm, the executive director of the Summerville-Dorchester Museum, said the railroad has always been important to Summerville and the Best Friend helped to develop the area around the train stop. He said it took people and materials back and forth from Charleston.

Ohm said it was the first locomotive built in America.

"I think this was the first regularly scheduled passenger train in America and I was told this is the first railroad in America to carry the mail," he said.

The locomotive is expected to arrive in Summerville on Oct. 28.

It will be displayed at a museum in Charleston that is currently under construction.

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