Caboose Renovation Work

Caboose renovationAs many of you know the Caboose at the Hub City RR Museum has several roof and other repairs that need to be addressed. We expect this work to start soon, and in preparation for it, we have removed most of the sales items and displays from the Caboose. We will be keeping the Caboose closed during the renovation work, for the safety of our visitors and to help the work proceed as quickly as possible. We expect that the Caboose will be reopened in late November, and we will keep you updated on any schedule changes. The Museum, in the depot building will still open on Wednesday and Saturday (10am-2pm), while the Caboose is being repaired. Please visit the museum for our rail history exhibits, ATCS, and sales items. Thank you for your understanding.

Coloring Contest!

coloring pageThe Hub City RR Museum is holding a coloring contest for children. Rules for the contest and the coloring page can be downloaded and printed [HERE]. All entries need to be submitted at the Museum in Spartanburg no later than November 1, 2018. If any questions contact Dave at 864-963-4739 or dwinans4739 @

[Download rules and coloring page]

Hub City Railroad Museum

The museum is located in the historic Southern Railway Spartanburg Union Depot and has displays covering the history of the textile and peach industries, the development of railroading in Spartanburg, the Hayne yard and car repair shops which once employed 1,100 to maintain the Southern Railway’s fleet of railroad cars. Learn to become a telegrapher with the operating telegraph system. Ring the 1940’s locomotive bell. Check out the gift shop for railroad themed items. Visit our restored Southern Railway caboose alongside the Norfolk Southern Railroad mainline tracks. View trains from the trackside observation deck. Enjoy the original paint scheme as applied by the Spartanburg Hayne railroad shops, where this caboose was built in 1947. Inside watch historic railroad videos in the video theatre; view the HO model railroad layout, depicting life in the South in the 1950s; view the dispatcher-like ATCS display of train locations along the NS, in real-time. See the 1904 coal burning stove and sit in an original caboose chair as used by the conductor and brakeman to watch over their train.

Gift Shop in the Caboose!

The Hub City Railroad Museum's Caboose X3115 has a small gift shop inside. Currently we have a number of HO and N scale models for sale at very reasonable prices.  Many are kits, some are ready to run. We have DCC locomotives and building kits. Stop by on Wednesdays or Saturday to check out our inventory.

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association

CRHA LogoThe Carolina Railroad Heritage Association is a not for profit local association of approximately eighty members who enjoy railroads and railroad history.   The CRHA meets the third Friday of each month in Greer, 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 for more information about the CRHA.

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

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