Not to Get Too Crossed Up Here, But…: Dalton Part III

DALTON, Ga. — In our first two reports about railfanning in Dalton, we focused on a quick overview of the city and the historic freight depot, which is today a hotspot for watching passing freights.

To be sure, Dalton is a true train-watching paradise. But, it is also a great example of what happens when a city embraces a hobby like railfanning.

When it comes to attracting tourists — and their wallets — railfans make a relatively easy group to target, and it can be done at a remarkably reasonable price. When they converge on a city, they make for a pretty low-key group of visitors.

Now, not every city can build a train-viewing platform in the hopes railfans will visit. Dalton, for its part, sits at a place where two rail lines cross, bringing with it a high volume of trains.

While it would be impossible to make up for a lack of rail traffic, but cities that see lots of trains have an opportunity to capitalize.

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Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and The Travel Trolley.