Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus - Dec 16, 11am-1pm

Santa at the Hub City RR Museum Dec 16th!If your child has a last minute item to add to their Christmas list come and see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the Hub City RR Museum caboose.
Saturday December 16th, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm[Details]
You can also see artifacts of area railroading in our museum; learn why Spartanburg is called the Hub City, the importance of the South-ern Railway Hayne shops, and the only operating railroad tunnel in the state of South Carolina.
View our new displays on railroad China and silver service used in dining cars and see a headlight used on a helper locomotive that ran up the Saluda grade to Asheville.
You may even be able to see a real freight train go by on the NS mainline.

Caboose Renovation Completed!

Caboose Renovation Completed

It took multiple years, but on October 11, 2023 the final stage of the caboose renovation was completed when the lettering and logos were applied to Southern Railway Caboose X-3115. A big thank you to all who helped with this project.

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association

CRHA LogoThe Carolina Railroad Heritage Association is a <501(c)(3)> not for profit local association of approximately eighty members who enjoy railroads and railroad history. The CRHA is currently meeting the third Friday of each month in Fountain Inn, SC at 7:00 pm. Programs at the meetings include presentations on historical and current railroads and are presented by members as well as outside speakers. Our activities include a photo contest, occasional field trips to local railroad sites, picnics and a December pot luck dinner. CRHA members volunteer at our museum and caboose in Spartanburg, SC. If you have an interest in railroads, contact Dave Winans at [email protected] for more information about the CRHA.

For membership, please download and print the membership application and follow the instructions.



VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We have already seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds: [North Camera feed] [South Camera feed]

Hub City Railroad Museum

The Museum is located in the historic Southern Railway Spartanburg Union Depot at 298 Magnolia Street. Take a step back into history and learn about how the railroads were connected to the textile and peach industries in SC. Learn about the development of railroading in Spartanburg and the Upstate of SC. Check out the display about the Hayne Car Shops that once employed 1,100 to maintain Southern Railway’s fleet of railroad cars. Learn to become a telegrapher with the operating telegraph system. Ring the 1940 locomotive bell. Visit the gift shop for railroad themed items. The Southern Railway Caboose has undergone a major renovation and is now open to the public, and the trackside observation deck is available for you to view the Norfolk Southern trains that pass by the depot. Located in the Museum is a dispatcher-like ATCS display of train locations along the NS, in real time. The gift shop in the Caboose has model train items, while in the Museum we have tee shirts, books and other items for sale. The inventory changes periodically, as we receive donations of various scale model trains.