In General
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Location / Name:
Duluth GA, Gwinnett County
Norcross GA, Gwinnett County

What's Here:
Southeastern Railway Museum
Duluth Depot
Norcross Depot
Norfolk Southern Mainline from Atlanta to SC, NC and Petersburg VA

Data:
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 770
Duluth ZIP: 30096
Norcross ZIP: 30071

Access by train/transit:
None

The Scoop:

Duluth and Norcross GA sit on the north east side of Atlanta.  The main line going through there is Norfolk Southern, and is the old Southern Railway line.  If we keep going north, we will pass through Spartansburg SC, Charlotte and Raleigh NC (and the historic Spencer Shops), Lynchburg VA, and finally wind up in Manassas VA.  Another route also takes you over to Petersburg and Richmond VA.  Last I heard, there were around 10-15 trains a day, plus Amtrak.

In Norcross, we have a former SR depot now being used as a restaurant.

In Duluth, the Duluth depot remains, but has been moved (twice) to it's current location and is the home base for the historical society.  It sits at the entrance of the Southeastern Railway Museum property.

Acknowledgements:
Denver Todd

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
None for now.....


Getting Here

I-85 exit #99 for the south end of Norcross, go north at the exit on Jimmy Carter Blvd/140, to Buford Hwy (about 1.6mi).
The tracks are about 800 feet north of Buford Hwy.

The Norcross Depot is about halfway between Jimmy Carter Blvd, and Beaver Ruin Rd, so take your pick depending on which way you are coming from.

Exits #101 and #102 to reach the northern side of Norcross.  Exit 102 is Beaver Ruin Rd/378.  Exit #101 takes you to Beaver Ruin Rd.

Exit #105, Pleasant Hill Rd, takes you up to the south side of Duluth (about 2.5 miles).
This exit gets you closest to the Southeastern Railway Museum, it's about 1/3 of a mile off Pleasant Hill Rd.

Exit #107, Duluth Hwy/120 takes you up to the middle of Duluth, about 4.8 miles.


Map



Sights


Southeastern Railway Museum & the Duluth Depot

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Norcross Depot

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Pictures


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Bridges, Overpasses and Tunnels


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Signals


SB Interlocking Colorlight Signal

Signals for the south end of the siding.








NB Interlocking Colorlight Signals

Cantilever mounted signals for the north end of the siding, adjacent to South Peachtree Rd.






Fire and Police


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Floobydust


Did U Know?

None for now......



Historical USGS Maps


Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.



Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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