Hub City Railroad Museum, Spartanburg

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Come and visit the Hub City Railroad Museum, a project of the Greenville Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. The museum showcases the important railroad history of this Hub City of the upstate -Spartanburg, SC. The history of the area from summertime peaches, to textile mills, to the railroad car shops is woven together with the history of Spartanburg. See how the Southern Railway, Clinchfield, C&WC, Piedmont & Northern, Glenn Springs, Pacolet Mill railroad and streetcars served the Hub City.

Housed in the former Southern Railway Depot, the museum affords great views of both Norfolk Southern's Crescent Line as well as CSX's former Clinchfield line and Belton Sub Division. Railfans are always welcomed. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.
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  • When we pulled into the parking lot we heard a train and ran to the back of the lot to watch it go by below us from the observation deck. There is also an old train trellis that is completely overgrow...  more »
  • A must ...take an hour out of your day and spend it here! Great history! My toddler got to ring a bell and enjoyed watching the train display in the caboose. Staff has excellent knowledge.  more »
  • Spotted this inside the Amtrak station and went in. Great pictures of steam trains working this area and the importance they played in commerce at the time. It's small and they asked for donations -no...  more »
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  • Wonderful little Museum that is run by local people who love the city. It is free and definitely worth taking time to visit. There is a nice grass area with tables for picnic lunches. When we were there we saw three trains go by. It's a fun little place.
  • Historic place to visit. I really enjoyed the collections and the displayed antiques. The employees are also friendly and welcoming.
  • Very interesting and the staff/volunteers spent a nice amount of time with us.
  • Nicely done exhibits, knowledgeable staff, trains running by, very educational and fun.
  • We went and it was closed but still was really cool!
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