North Florida/Southern Georgia Trip - Any Must See Spots?

4 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January 2009
  • 2 posts
North Florida/Southern Georgia Trip - Any Must See Spots?
Posted by SD9E on Monday, January 12, 2009 5:49 PM

I'll be taking my first trip to Florida in a few weeks and am looking for some advice on where to go.  I'll start in Orlando, head over to the I-95 corridor and then north.  Is Folkston, GA worth a trip?  Any places I "must see" in that region? 

I'd apprciate any and all help. 


  • Member since
    April 2001
  • From: North Central Florida
  • 83 posts
Posted by jdamelio on Monday, January 12, 2009 8:28 PM

Yes it is definitely worth a few hours.  Be prepared for an afternoon lull.

Jeff RCT&HS 1628 Modeling Doylestown to the Terminal, if only in my head!
  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: The Beautiful North Georgia Mountians
  • 2,362 posts
Posted by Railfan1 on Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:06 AM

Folkston is always worth a visit.

"It's a great day to be alive" "Of all the words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been......"
  • Member since
    June 2008
  • 4 posts
Posted by 4thAcura on Thursday, March 5, 2009 8:55 PM

Folkston is a must see. Economy's got the traffic down but still busy and a fantastic viewing area. There's usually a couple to half dozen railfans gathered so it's fun even without trains going by. If hunger strikes, do look at the Okefenokee Restaurant. It has a buffet at both lunch and dinner that will satisfy for little $.

In the Orlando area, I enjoyed visiting the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden.
  • Member since
    January 2009
  • 2 posts
Posted by SD9E on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:20 AM

Thanks for the info everyone.  Folkston was worth the trip, even more so was going the extra 30 miles to Waycross, GA.  CSX's Rice Yard is huge and the town has tracks running out in all directions.  There is also a scrapping business near Rice Yard with lots of older diesel locomotives, lots of end-cabs made for some variety.  Many of the locomotives are painted in colors long retired, I particuarlly liked the GP in Illinois Central Gulf white and orange.

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy