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

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.
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet and TRAINS Magazine.  I would welcome
pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2015
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the
universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.” – George Carlin
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.               Railfanning Austell, GA on 1/30/16   
Railfanning Austell Ga with CN, UP, BNSF, SRO, NS, and AMTK 9-6-15