The Gregarious Railfan
Hamlet, NC  28345  (population, 6,391 (2016))                              

GPS:  N 34.88366, W 79.69906  (Amtrak Station)       Google map

Scanner:   CSX 161.100 [66], road; 160.230 [8], 160.410 [20], 160.920 [54], 161.370 [84], 161.520 [94]

Railroads:   CSX Florence Division, Hamlet Terminal Sub  

Description:   The Amtrak Station at Hamlet, NC is well known as a traditional railfan location. It is featured in all
3 versions of TRAINS Hot Spot publications. It is the crossroads of The  former Seaboard Air Line now CSX mains.  
The beautiful Queen Anne style SAL Station, restored in 2004 and serving Amtrak, is the centerpiece of Downtown
Hamlet. Also in Hamlet is the
National Railroad Museum, located at 20 W Hamlet Ave, N 34.88409,  W 79.69400

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:  less than 20

Fast Food:   Burger King, 542 W Hamlet Ave  N 34.89320, W 79.70116

Local Restaurant:   Seaboard Station Restaurant, 12 Charlotte St  N 34.88561, W 79.69821

Pub and Grub:   The Sports Connection, 38 Main St  N 34.88402, W 79.70008

Lodging:   Quality Inn (and others)  6 miles northwest in Rockingham

TRAINS Article:   TRAINS Hot Spots, Special Issue 2018

Visitor Info:   Trip Advisor for Hamlet NC   
Hamlet, NC - RailfanLocations  
CSX - Hamlet Terminal SD, 12-08-2015   
Triangle Trains: The Railroad/Railfan Blog: Hamlet, NC     
Hamlet, NC Hub of the CSX    
.             Railfanning the Hub of CSX; Hamlet NC With DPU's, Geometry Train, Sperry & More 3/28/2017   
CSX Hamlet Terminal Sub: Hamlet, NC Railfanning Trip #1 w/crew change! (Hamlet, NC 10/22/18)   
Train passing through Hamlet NC