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Bob Pickering
07-16-2004, 02:25 AM
Greetings all!

I am going to be in Decatur Ga for training next week. Looking for info on the action in and around Decatur. How busy etc. I think CSX is the main road through there.

I will be near I-285

Thanks!

Bob

davidray
07-16-2004, 06:21 PM
Here's a couple of sites with info.

http://justtrains.railfan.net/index.html

http://www.frograil.com/railroad/ga.htm

Check the interactive map at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/ to see photos in the area.

Hopefully others will check in with more tips. Good luck!

David Ray
Cumming, GA

Guilford350
07-16-2004, 06:59 PM
Bob, check this link out:

http://www.alabamarailfan.com/railfanning.php?location=decatur

Hope that may be of some help! Good luck! :)

davidray
07-17-2004, 02:17 PM
Looks like a nice place but that Decatur is in Alabama. I'd rather go there to railfan than the one in Georgia. :)

David Ray
Cumming, GA

Guilford350
07-17-2004, 04:09 PM
Looks like a nice place but that Decatur is in Alabama. I'd rather go there to railfan than the one in Georgia. :)

David Ray
Cumming, GA

Oops!... sorry 'bout that! :D

Didn't realize there was a Decatur Georgia AND Decatur Alabama! I'm not too familiar with the south, seeing as how I'm northeastern boy.

oltmannd
07-20-2004, 08:19 PM
The CSX line thru Decatur is not all that busy. But, you can take MARTA from there downtown to get to a much, much busier place. CSX and NS share trackage thru town. You can get off MARTA at Five Points or the Georgia Dome/Phillips Area stop. There was an NS calendar shot taken from highway adjacent to Phillips Arena a few years ago.