Presidential Pathways / Manchester

Manchester Railfan Platform

Broad Street Overpass
Manchester, GA 31816


Manchester Georgia is located at the crossroads of Ga 85 and GA 41 approximately 40 miles Northeast of Columbus and 80 miles Southwest of Atlanta. The railfan platform is located just off of Broad Street (GA 85) in the parking lot on the left side of the road just before crossing the bridge over CSX'S mainline if your going North from Columbus or on the right just as you cross the bridge if coming south from Atlanta on GA 85. The railfan platform provides an excellent view of the North-South and East -West mainlines at this division point and yard. Manchester also has a working dispatch office in the old depot where you can see several crew changes per day. The platform is equipped with a scanner, rail line map, electricity, 2 picnic tables, and a porta toilet. Also the Broad Street bridge has a sidewalk on both sides of the road and it too provides a good view of the yard, depot, and the mainlines.

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

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages