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Train Photos from the Folkston Funnel; 9 March 2013

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Last Saturday afternoon was absolutely beautiful so I decided to take a ride from Brunswick to Folkston and watch trains at the Folkston Funnel viewing platform for a couple of hours.  I had planned on trying a German restaurant located right next to the platform but it was closed so I fell back on the always delicious Okefenokee Restaurant.  After a good lunch (grilled chicken tenders, fries, salad bar, and tea for only $10 including the tip!) I headed over to the viewing platform and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon.

CSX 438 and 825 lead a long train of containers southbound through Folkston.

CSX 438 and 825 lead a long train of containers southbound through Folkston.

Many of the cars on this train were double stacks of containers such as these.

Many of the cars on this train were double stacks of containers such as these.

Saturday was also the first time I’ve seen anything except Amtrak, CSX, and Norfolk Southern trains passing through the area (albeit I haven’t been into the railroad scanning/train watching hobby very long).  On Saturday I saw my first two Union Pacific trains; the first one was passing by right as I drove up and the second passed by later in the afternoon.

Union Pacific 3923 and 3500 pulling mix of freight including a large number of car haulers.

Union Pacific 3923 and 3500 pulling mix of freight including a large number of car haulers.

This car hauler was covered with a giant graffiti that covered its entire side. Somebody put some time and effort into this one...

This car hauler being pulled by 3293 and 3500 was covered with a giant graffiti that covered its entire side. Somebody put some time and effort into this one…

CSX 2229 and 6483 were pulling an interesting work train.  Based on what I’ve gathered from those that know more about railroad than I do, this was a rail train, the cars and equipment on this train carry and lay rail.  It was the first time I’ve seen anything like this; in my years traveling near rail crossings in Savannah, Garden City, and Port Wentworth I never saw anything like this.

CSX 2229 and 6483 were pulling a work train northbound through Folkston.

CSX 2229 and 6483 were pulling a work train northbound through Folkston.

One of the cars 2229 and 6483 were hauling was this interesting one with a platform.

One of the cars 2229 and 6483 were hauling was this interesting one with a platform.

Bringing up the rear of 2229 and 6483 was this set of equipment.

Bringing up the rear of 2229 and 6483 was this set of equipment.

Last train of the day:  CSX 113 and 7380 northbound through Folkston.

Last train of the day: CSX 113 and 7380 northbound through Folkston.

This last photo isn’t railroad related, but it was also taken this weekend when I had the chance to catch AirEvac 96 (N416AE) landing in Brusnwick.

AirEvac 96 (N416AE)

AirEvac 96 (N416AE)


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