East Coast Railfanning Locations

RR Enthusiast Dec 6, 2019

  1. RR Enthusiast

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    A friend and I, both N scalers, are about to leave on a car trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Boston, Mass. We will be driving route 95 for almost the entire length of the trip. Can anyone make some recommendations for rail fan locations along this route? We don't have a lot of time so we are interested in locations that are within an hour or so of route 95. Thank you for your help!
     
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  2. Grey One

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    From where my brother lives to where his brother lives. Interesting coincidence.
    I am in the Roslindale area of Boston if you are looking for a cup of coffee. You may be able to contact the BSMRE,
    https://www.bsmrm.org
    (also in Roslindale to see if they will give you a private tour of their museum which includes N, HO, O and more, (all in one room). Unfortunately their semi-annual open house is December 7 and 8.
    In any case, Safe Travels.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    Duplicate post, but Jacksonville is a hot spot. Info at [ http://www.railfanguides.us/fl/jacksonville/index.htm ]

    You'll be fairly close to the former ACL main much of the way through the south. Folkston, GA is a well-known spot with its railfan viewing platform and is often very busy. You may also want to take a look at Jessup, GA (junction and railfan viewing platform) and Florence, SC (there's a flat yard there), Rocky Mount, NC (flat yard and depot) and Ashland, VA (former RF&P runs through the center of town, Tiny Tim's hobby shop there too).

    Stay safe on I-95 and best wishes for good weather!
     
  4. rrrover

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    Wilson, NC Amtrak station is interesting. Also, Raleigh NC isn't too far and there's plenty of action there too.
     
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