Hayne Shops

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Does anyone know when the Hayne Shops in Spartanburg were built and put into operation? Also, the descendant of one old timer tells me that all of the ETCHED Southern Railway lantern globes were etched at Hayne. He even mentioned that on a few occasions for retirement presentations, a globe was etched with the old ---SR--> logo. Has anyone ever heard of etching done at Hayne? Looking at my collection of SR and subsidiary etched lanterns, the style is certainly the same and is plausible, but that could just as well be the style of Kopp or Corning, too. Has anyone ever seen the old arrow logo on a lantern globe?

-- Matt Bumgarner (stealthnfo@aol.com), July 29, 2000


I cant answer your questiion, but my dad ran the power house @ hayne in 50's please share any info on Hayne . thank's Coleman Taylor.

-- william c. Taylor (cole999@bellsouth.net), February 28, 2001.

I think Hayne Shop was opened in 1925. I worked there as a carman from January 1968 until it closed in 1995. At one time anything connected with railroading (passenger or freight) could and was built at Hayne. I don't know about the etching of globes. A lot of gold platting was done in private cars at Hayne, also furniture was built and upholstering of furniture was done.

-- Jerry W. McDaniel (mcdaniels@cherokee1.k12.sc.us), November 27, 2001.

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