Just north of Folkston, Georgia two major CSX train lines converge and funnel approximately 60 trains through Folkston each day. Most of the freight trains from the eastern half of the USA go through Folkston to go to and from Florida. There are also several Amtrak passenger trains that pass through each day.
The town built this viewing stand where railfans can sit and watch the trains go by. The stand is equipped with lights, ceiling fans, and a scanner to listen to radio traffic between the trains. Nearby are picnic tables with grills and restrooms.
About eight trains went through during the two hour period we were there. Unfortunately they were all CSX trains. It was boring but also fun. If I ever get a chance to go back I'd like to spend the day and take some reading or handwork to do while waiting for the trains.
Folkston is located in south east Georgia.
I like the grafitti on this one. It made me think of the Dixie Chick's song " Good Bye Earl".