GA Railroads: Train Watching, Folkston
Fans of Georgia railroads who want to do some train watching will find no better place to do it than the Folkston Funnel in Folkston, GA on the Georgia Coastal Plain.
The "Folkston Funnel" is a double track that serves as the main artery for railroad traffic into and out of Florida. From the viewing platform in Folkston, visitors can see trains passing on their way to and from Jacksonville, Florida, to the south and a split north of town where trains go west to Waycross, Georgia, and north to Savannah. The platform features lights, ceiling fans, and a scanner to listen in to radio traffic between trains. Adjacent to the platform are picnic tables, a grill, and a new restroom facility for visitors. Trains can also be enjoyed from the grounds of the restored Folkston depot, just diagonally across the tracks from the platform.
Read more about Fokkston, including the Folkston Funnell and Folkston’s railroad history; what do see and do in the Okefenokee Swamp (the main entrance on the east side of the Okefenokee Swamp is in Folkston); and where to eat and where to stay in Folkston by clicking on the related link below.
The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce is a good place to find information on where to go and things to do in Folkston, Charlton County and the Okefenokee Swamp.
Railroad fans from all over the country find their way to the "Folkston Funnel" in southeast Georgia where they can watch some 60 trains a day.