Tour #6: South Georgia Railfan Trip
|Monday, June 22, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM||Tour Price: $95|
This tour is for people who want to see REAL trains and enjoy the country side and small towns of South Georgia. Your tour guides will be professional railroad men who are passionate about the industry and knowledgeable railroad historians.
We will begin with a visit to Patterson, Georgia, where Progress Rail (a Subsidiary of CAT and sister company to EMD) operates a locomotive shop that rebuilds and upgrades locomotives. We will then go to Waycross, Georgia where CSX has a large hump yard and locomotive shop.
Next we will stop in Folkston, Georgia for lunch at Whistlin’ Dixie, a down-home southern café, and to tour the Folkston Depot railroad museum, and to sit in the train watching pavilion and watch CSX trains go by. This is one of the premier train watching spots in the U.S. Our tour group will split into thirds and rotate through these attractions so we don’t bunch up at any of them.
We will end our day in St. Mary’s, Georgia where we will ride an excursion train on the St. Mary’s Railroad and visit the St. Mary’s Submarine Museum. St. Mary’s is home to Kings Bay Navy Base which houses many of America’s nuclear subs.
Patterson, GA - Progress Rail
St. Mary's, GA - St. Mary's Railroad
One-way Driving time: 2 hours.
Tour includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation, 2 museum tickets, train ticket, water, snacks and lunch.
Special Wear: None