RAILWATCH

RAILWATCH

Train watching is year-round as the trains never stop in Folkston. However, the trains that rumble through our town attracts rail fans from all over the nation and globe at Railwatch. These semi-annual events take place in the second weekend of April and the first weekend of December. These train-watching festival’s appear to grow each year, especially since the Folkston Funnel comes up on any online search for train watchers. The event takes place at the Folkston Funnel viewing platform located on Railroad Street in downtown Folkston. The expansive covered platform is equipped with a scanner tuned to CSXT’s frequencies, free WI FI, ceiling fans, lights, electric outlets, and flood lights for nighttime viewing, picnic tables, and grill and public restrooms. Most train watchers congregate here on Railwatch Day, but train lovers also line the tracks all over town, bringing lawn chairs, and even campers or motor homes. Train watchers can enjoy photography, videos, a potluck barbeque, a photography contest, and – of course – train watching.