30168 (population 6,810)
GPS: N 33.81358, W 84.63347 Google map
Scanner: NS 160.950  road, 160.245 , 160.830  dispatcher
Railroad: Norfolk Southern Georgia Div, Atlanta North Sub, MP 134; Norfolk Southern Alabama Div, East End Sub,
Description: Austell, Georgia sees a fair amount of train traffic through downtown. The GPS co-ordinates above
locate a concrete viewing area on Broad Street in downtown, set in a park like setting north of the tracks. Parking is
nearby on Broad Street. At the viewing area the lines from Atlanta diverge for Birmingham Alabama to the
southwest (Alabama Div) and Chattanooga Tennessee to the northeast (Georgia Div). A mile and a half to the
northwest from downtown is an Intermodal Yard but virtually no access for railfans,
Approximate # of trains in 24 hours: 60+ including Amtrak’s Crescent (daily in both directions)
Gregarious quotient: Low to medium
Nearby Stuff: Six Flags over Georgia Amusement Park N 33.77097, W 84.55266
Local Breakfast: Waffle House, 5602 Mableton Pkwy SW, N 33.81784, W 84.57631, 4 miles east on US-78
Fast Food: Burger King, 2735 Mosley Street, N 33.81317, W 84.63352, Across the tracks from the viewing area.
Pub and Grub: Applebee’s and Ruby Tuesday’s nearby on Thornton Road N 33.78976, W 84.62411; Not much else
Lodging: Reasonable priced lodgings available in the Six Flags vicinity.