Folkston Railfan Platform

Folkston Railfan Platform

Infobox railfanning location
name=Folkston Railfan Platform

image size=175
caption=Amtrak's Auto Train passing the railfan platform in Folkston, Georgia, in 2005. "Photo by Jason Trew"
The Folkston Railfan Platform is located in Folkston, Georgia, and provides a location where railfans can safely view and photograph trains. With the help of a $30,000 state grant, the city built the train-watching platform in 2001.

Since that time, the city has attracted thousands of railfans from across the nation who come to Folkston to see the dozens of CSX and three Amtrak trains headed toward Jacksonville, Florida. The platform is equipped with ceiling fans and a radio scanner that allows railfans to hear railroad-related radio traffic. Wireless internet access was recently made available.

The double-track mainline that passes through town sees dozens of trains each day. Most CSX freight traffic into Florida passes through Folkston.

External links

* [ Information and Fan Membership]
* [ Railfanning in Folkston]
* [ The Folkston Funnel: Train Watcher's Page]
* [ Georgia's Railroad, History and Heritage Folkston Funnel page]
* [ Florida Times-Union article]
* [ A quaint little place to stay on the tracks in Folkston]

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