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Spartanburg, South Carolina is known as "Hub City" because of its rich history as a major railroad hub.  Spartanburg has a deep history in textiles and presently hosts major chemical and automobile industries.  This stream is hosted by the Hub City Railroad Museum which is housed, along with Amtrak, in the Spartanburg Depot. 

Spartanburg Depot

  This stream covers the following railroad operations:

  • NS Piedmont Division - former Southern Railroad Atlanta - Charlotte Main Line.

  • NS Hayne Yard Operations

  • CSX Blue Ridge Sub - former Clinchfield north of Spartanburg

  • CSX Spartanburg Sub - former Atlantic Coast Line south of Spartanburg

  • CSX Belton Sub - former Peidmont & Northern

  • CSX Spartanburg North and South Yard Operations

  • Southern End of the NS A&S line, including Saluda Mountain should that be re-opened in the future.

The stream scans the following Frequencies using a Kenwood TK-7180K radio with a Traintenna Omnidirectional Antenna.  A Barix Instreamer 100 encodes the audio to Internet packets for the railroadradio.net server.

160.950 - NS Road Channel 1
160.245 - NS Road Channel 2 Dispatcher to Train
160.980 - CSX Spartanburg Sub. FF Dispatcher
161.100 - CSX Belton & Blue Ridge Sub Road Channel & Yard Channel
161.250 - CSX Road Channel 2
160.920 - CSX Belton Sub
160.190 - CSX Road Channel 3
160.830 - NS Train to Dispatcher
160.590 - CSX Spartanburg Sub Road Channel
161.370 - CSX Blue Ridge Sub Dispatch

The Hub City Railroad Museum also hosts an ATCS dispatchers display and server.  This enables the monitoring of train movements in the Spartanburg area on a dispatcher-like display from a remote computer desktop. 

 Spartanburg ATCS Display

ATCS requires membership in the ATCS Yahoo Group.  Once a member, the ATCS software, documentation, and monitoring/display kits will be made available for download.

Here are some photos and videos from around the area:

 

  

Restored Hub City Caboose with Trackside Observation Deck - Photo Courtesy of Moss Miller

  

 NS OCS

NS OCS Train passes Spartanburg Depot -  Photo Courtesy of Ethan Hayes

 

UP Southern Pacific Heritage Unit 1996 Leads NS 212 Past the Spartanburg Depot  - Photo Courtesy of Moss Miller

 

 CSX Coal Empties powered by ES44ACs head back to the Kentucky Coal Fields  - Photo Courtesy of Moss Miller

 

NS "Honoring Our Veterans" Unit on Train 119 at Spartanburg Depot - Video Courtesy of Michael A. Saverino

 

NS Savannah & Atlanta Heritage Unit Visits the Spartanburg Depot - Video Courtesy of Michael A. Saverino 

 

RBB&B Circus Train with CSX Power - Video Courtesy of Michael A. Saverino

 

CSX ES44AC/AC6000CW Coal Train with DPU - Video Courtesy of Michael A. Saverino

Acknowledgements:

Hub City Railroad Museum - Stream Hosting

Jim Groenke - Owner of Railroadradio.net - Kenwood Stream Radio

Michael A. Saverino - Instreamer 100 and Traintenna

John Green - ATCS Equipment and Cabling

Bob Klempner - City of Spartanburg Coordination