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Cordele & Fitzgerald, Georgia?

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Cordele & Fitzgerald, Georgia?
Posted by cyeargin on Saturday, June 13, 2009 8:31 AM

My son and I would like to take a train watching trip here in South Georgia before he ships off for Army boot camp at the end of June. We live within a half hour of Folkston, but we would like to visit someplace new . I took in the diamond at Cordele, GA quite a few years ago, and at one time it was featured as a Trains magazine "Hot Spot". Is this still a good spot to go? I know there used to be a vacant parking lot adjacent to the diamond that was perfect for train watching, but am unsure if it has been built over in the intervening years. Would also be interested in Fitzgerald, GA if anyone has any recommendations for good spots there.

Chuck Yeargin

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Posted by oltmannd on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:31 PM

I rode the SAM shortline trip out of there about a year ago.  I think you can get reasonably close to the diamonds where the three RRs cross without too much trouble or hassle.

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Posted by Railfan1 on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:12 PM

I've wanted to go to Cordele for a while but haven't had a chance yet.

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