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Railfan Platforms and Sites

Folkston and Manchester lead the way, and now more Georgia cities are adding railfan platforms to boost local tourism offerings.

Folkston. Up to sixty trains a day come through the "Folkston Funnel" in this southeast Georgia town.

Manchester. Located on an important CSX rail junction, Manchester has a platform for viewing the rail action.

Millen. Norfolk Southern trains roll through this east central Georgia town at the junction of lines to Macon, Savannah, and Augusta.

Jesup. A comfortable place to see trains running along the eastern seaboard, including Amtrak's Silver Service and Auto Train.

Ringgold. A viewing platform across the tracks from Ringgold's historic depot provides a good place to see CSX trains roll by on one of Georgia's earliest rail lines.

Dalton. Dalton's visitor center provides an opportunity to see trains of both CSX and Norfolk Southern.

Locust Grove. A spacious downtown train-viewing platform opened here in 2013. Around fifty Norfolk Southern trains pass through the Henry County town daily.

• Bremen, Dalton, and Toccoa have recently added platforms and others are on the way. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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