A Return to Folkston: South Georgia Railfanning in the COVID Era

A southbound CSX freight passes through Folkston, Georgia, on August 7, 2020. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

FOLKSTON, Ga. — When it comes to watching trains, Folkston is a classic. The South Georgia city has long been a favorite for railfans, and it remains so in the COVID-19 era.

The art of railfanning has evolved over the years, and it is readily apparent in a place like Folkston. Drones have joined the scanner as a necessary tool for many railfans, but they are unnecessary for the average train-watcher.

The above pictures were taken in August 2020. Stay tuned for additional video from the day of railfanning in the South Georgia sun.

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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.