Thursday, April 18, 2013

Railwatch in Folkston, GA

City Logo
Recently the town of Folkston, Georgia, hosted Railwatch 2013. 

Railfans from all over the region converge on one of the busiest spots in the Southeast.
Folkston is gateway to the vast Okefenokee Swamp, and has a long railroad history.

Fans were out in force--the nice weather was a bonus!

This section of track is also known as the Folkston Funnel because of the different CSX lines that converge here.

Many people had tripods and were taking video.

This southbound intermodal train is bound for Jacksonville, FL.
The photo contest winners were announced.
For lunch we had some Southern homesyle cookin'.
With my Railwatch button, I was official!

The northbound trains that are aligned on straight track sometimes travel 60-65 mph.  By this time, the evening shadows are lengthening and crowds have dispersed.

This shiny new engine 3093 was delivered to CSX from the factory less than a week ago.  It must still have that 'new locomotive' smell.

This northbound Amtrak is headed up the east coast.
The Folkston Funnel.

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