The Coast / Folkston

Folkston Funnel Platform

3795 Main St.
Folkston, GA 31537

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The Folkston Funnel is a double track that serves as the main artery for railroad traffic into and out of Florida. From the viewing platform in Folkston, visitors can see trains passing on their way to and from Jacksonville, Florida, in the south, and a split north of town where trains go west to Waycross, Georgia, and north to Savannah. 

The platform features lights, ceiling fans, and a scanner to listen in to radio traffic between trains. Adjacent to the platform are picnic tables, a grill, and a new restroom facility for our guests. 

Trains can also be enjoyed from the grounds of the restored Folkston depot, just diagonally across the tracks from the platform.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Annual Rail Watch

    Annual Rail Watch

    04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

    Rail watchers from all over the world come to watch trains at the Historic Depot Train Museum and the Folkston Funnel Platform. Enjoy photography, videos and other rail fans.

    "The Folkston Funnel" is located in downtown Folkston, Georgia. It is a CSXT double-track main line. All of CSXT's trains moving to and from Florida (except the few trains that go west) must pass through the funnel. There are six Amtrak trains passing through the funnel each day; the Auto Train is one of these. ... read more