NORCROSS, Ga. – A new web site features pictures of trains running through the heart of Norcross along the Norfolk Southern main line.
Also included on the site – https://railfanning.org/trackside/norcross – is a brief history of railroads in Norcross and a guide to watching trains in this north Georgia city.
Clarksville, Tenn., resident Todd DeFeo took the photos during 2002 included on the site and wrote the brief historical narrative detailing railroads in Norcross.
The Norfolk Southern main line running through Norcross is active. Dozens of trains running between Atlanta and Washington pass through Norcross daily, including Amtrak’s Crescent.
“Norcross is a great place to railfan,” DeFeo said. “The close proximity to an active main line is ideal for train watchers and anyone wanting to photograph trains.”
Norcross was incorporated as a city in Oct. 26, 1870. Southern Railways operated the railroad since its completion in 1868 until 1982.
Railfanning.org launched in September 2002 and offers up information about several cities nationwide, including Marietta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., and St. Louis, Mo. The site also includes information about railroad safety, rolling stock seen on the rails today and general railroad information.
For more, log onto https://railfanning.org.