Folkston Depot

Folkston's Atlantic Coast Line depot, with its board-and-batten exterior and widely overhanging roof, represents a good example of a standard design approach used by ACL (and predecessor SF&W) across southern Georgia. Depots with these features can be seen in Ludowici, Walthourville, Alapaha, DuPont, Argyle (Manor depot)) Whigham, Climax, and Iron City. Other examples once existed but have been lost to destruction or extensive remodeling.

Folkston depot, view from southwest

The building now houses the Folkston Railroad Transportation Museum.

Folkston depot, view from southeast

Nearby is a train-watching platform for railfans who come to observe the action at the busy "Folkston Funnel."

The county seat of Charlton County in southeast Georgia, Folkston is a city of 3,255 people.

Folkston website. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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