The Gregarious Railfan
Austell, GA 30168  (population 6,810)                         

GPS: N 33.81358, W 84.63347   Google map   

Scanner: NS 160.950 [56] road, 160.245 [9], 160.830 [48] dispatcher

Railroad: Norfolk Southern Georgia Div, Atlanta North Sub, MP 134; Norfolk Southern Alabama Div, East End Sub,  
MP 650

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.

.               Railfanning Austell, GA on 1/30/16   
Railfanning Austell Ga with CN, UP, BNSF, SRO, NS, and AMTK 9-6-15