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.
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.
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.
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.