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Creation Date

6-27-2010

Building Name

Railroad Depot Folkston

Description

Depot Folkston, GA.

Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia. The Old Train Depot in Folkston, Georgia, USA, is now a Visitor Center and Train Museum. The Visitor Center and Train Museum is housed in a historic and beautifully restored train depot that features a wide range of old train memorabilia including pictures, log books, lights, and train maps.

Folkston's Atlantic Coast Line depot, with its board-and-batten exterior and widely overhanging roof, represents a good example of a standard design approach used by ACL (and predecessor SF&W) across southern Georgia. Folkston is located on the CSX Transportation double-track main line 40 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. To many rail fans, it is known as "the CSXT funnel out of Florida," or "The Folkston Funnel."

A covered train viewing platform became reality in 2001 to the delight of train fans from near and far who come to visit the famous Folkston Funnel. Free WiFi service for laptop computers was added during the summer of 2006. In addition, the city provides benches, chairs, picnic tables, BBQ pits and rest rooms. Depot Folkston, GA.

Latitude, Longitude

30.83124444, -82.00818611

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old Train Depot; Visitor Center & Train Museum; The Folkston Funnel; Historic train depot; Charlton County (Ga); Railroad depots --- Georgia --- Folkston --- Charlton County.

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