1946 Statistics: C&WC Station #A-58, 45 car siding, 62 car pass track, Water Station, Train Order Office, 53.8 miles from Port Royal and 58.2 miles from Augusta.
Train #42 Daily - Eastbound to Port Royal - 4:16pm.
Train #46 Daily - Eastbound to Port Royal - 7:46am.
Train #41 Daily - Westbound to Augusta - 10:09am.
Train #45 Daily (except Sunday) - Westbound to Augusta - 3:40pm.
Train#47 Sunday Only - Westbound to Augusta - 11:47pm.
Fourth Class #15 Local Freight - Westbound to Augusta - 9:55am.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Third Class #95 Through Freight - Westbound to Augusta - 12:35am.
Second Class # 97 Through Freight - Westbound to Augusta - 3:45am.
First Class #41 Passenger - Westbound to Augusta - 5:31pm.
Fourth Class #16 Local Freight - Eastbound to Port Royal - 11:35am.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Third Class #92 Through Freight - Eastbound to Port Royal - 3:45am.
Third Class #94 Through Freight - Eastbound to Port Royal - 3:05pm.
First Class #42 Passenger - Eastbound to Port Royal - 9:23am.
Fairfax began as a very small community with two names. Its post office was called "Sanders", and the train stop was called "Campbell Station". This was before 1880, and at least six families lived there. Two of the families had the last name of Sanders - which was probably the reason for calling the post office by that name. The community was fortunate to have a railroad and continued to grow around its depot. The name of Fairfax was chosen to honor Lord Fairfax.
The following map pinpoints Fairfax in South Carolina.
The following topographical map outlines the railroad topology in 1945. Note that the rail line running North-South (up and down on the map) is the Seaboard Air Line Railway from Columbia to Savannah. This made the Fairfax depot a key interchange point with the Seaboard for the C&WC.
The following Sanborn map shows the railroad topology in Fairfax in 1951. It shows a separate freight and passenger depot as single story wooden structures. The freight depot had a large, covered cotton platforms that serviced both the C&WC and the Seaboard Air Line. The C&WC is the rail line running up-and-down in the following map. (The Sanborn map is copyright 1951 by the Sanborn® Map Company of Pelham, New York. This excerpt is published here under the fair use doctrine. The image is for non-profit education on the layout of the C&WC in 1951. It contains non-fictional facts and figures from a published work. This excerpt is a very small portion of the Sanborn map collection. Finally, publishing only this excerpt does not diminish the market value of the 1951 Sanborn maps.)
The one story, frame depot in the 1951 map above is pictured below.
The frame depot was later replaced with a brick depot. It is pictured below.
The following three photos depict the depot in 2002.