LORIS, S.C. - A committee trying to get the Carolina Southern Railroad running again wants an independent appraisal of the value of the line.

The railroad that served customers in Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina and Columbus County in North Carolina shut down two years ago.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the committee agreed Wednesday to seek its own appraisal of the 95-mile line.

Railroad owner Ken Pippin says the state of South Carolina has appraised the railroad and he is willing to use that figure for a possible sale. But Pippin says he cannot release the number because of a non-disclosure agreement with the state.

The railroad shut down initially in 2012 when federal inspectors told Pippin he had to repair bridges along the line.