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Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform

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Address: Main St., Folkston, GA 31537
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+1 912-496-2536

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46 Trains in 1 day

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... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 trains meeting at the Funnel! They have a wooden platform equipped with chairs, a scanner,... More 

Thank Roly82
Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 are good. Planning on coming back again in few months which will be our third... More 

Thank MSTL1149
DeLand, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. Instead of paying for a hotel I just put a bedroll in the back of... More 

1 Thank Dane1966
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Paducah, KY
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 nice when it rains. It would also protect you from the hot sun. Not much... More 

Thank Rentongal2
Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 go north and south in this part of Georgia. This is a good Stop to... More 

Thank Bill Y
Fleming Island, Florida
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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 train. Finally a sole "regular" showed up and told us about a train an hour... More 

Thank Larry3028
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What else could l possibly say you haven't already seen. While my son is a complete railfan I am new to this. This is our second trip to Folkston for a great time together. What struck me last year and again on this trip is how genuinely friendly the people of Folkston are. Made us feel very much appreciated. We... More 

1 Thank Alan B

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