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Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform

Main St., Folkston, GA 31537
+1 912-496-2536
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From a Photographers Angle - this is the scoop !

My first visit to the Folkston platform was a winner. These quick notes from the photography... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
paulvarner
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Jacksonville, Florida
46 Trains in 1 day

We went for Folkston Railwatch 2017 and we saw 46 trains! I film trains for my Youtube channel... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Roly82
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Main St., Folkston, GA 31537
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

My first visit to the Folkston platform was a winner. These quick notes from the photography standpoint : the Platform is on the east side of the tracks, so you'll catch good light on the trains in the morning, but you would need to move...More

Thank paulvarner
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Folkston Railwatch 2017 and we saw 46 trains! I film trains for my Youtube channel, RailROL82. We saw the Amtrak Auto Train, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, CSX Coal Trains, Double stack intermodals, BNSF, Auto Rack trains, mixed freight, night trains, and even...More

1  Thank Roly82
Reviewed 16 May 2017

45 trains per day pass through Folkston. Good for close up viewing, bring a chair, camera and a cool drink. You can watch from the viewing platform and the train station across the tracks

Thank Skip R
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Platform is show signs of ware and tare. There is a donation can there. Please drop a $10 or at least a$5 bill in. Where else can you watch trains that close for any price? Restrooms close by are ok. Chairs and picnic are are...More

Thank MSTL1149
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Recently spent some time at the viewing platform in Folkston from April 10th thru the 12th. I like this little town and the local people seem to be very friendly. On this visit the weather was beautiful. 50's at night and around 80 by day....More

1  Thank Dane1966
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited the interesting train museum in the quaint, small town of Folkston, GA. recently. It's like going back it time & a train watcher's dream.

2  Thank Cherie L
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to watch trains that come out of Florida going north or out of the north going south into Florida!

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I don't usually go in for trains, but hubs is a huge fan. He was a little disappointed with the frequency of the trains, but there is no end of other train enthusiasts to talk with and compare notes. The platform is covered, which is...More

Thank Rentongal2
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

How many towns do you know that have a platform just for watching trains pass? The town of Folkston has one and it is very convenient to travelers driving down to Florida. It is just over from highway 301 right beside the double tracks that...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We didn't expect a whole lot but our two-hour round trip would have been a total waste if we had not had such a great lunch. After an hour we wondered if we were in the wrong place because we had not seen a single...More

Thank Larry3028
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