CSX East Coast Tour
North Jersey - Miami
Well, you're probably expecting a humongous, multi-meg detailed tour of today's CSX east coast line, which runs from the Shared Assets Area in the New York City/northern New Jersey area all the way to south Florida. You'll have to hold your breath, unfortunately, until the entire tour is finished (if ever), but we've gotten off to more than a darned good start. In fact, there are now about 796 miles of the route completed. Your Webmaster and a few friends have completed twelve segments, but there is much more to be done. That said, we make no apologies: While the existing completed segments may be less than the whole, they are certainly worth exploring, and dwarf any other similar tour on the Net or in print.
Contents And Navigation
Go here for a complete guide to the subject of Frograil's railfan tours. Find advice on a packing list, safety and planning considerations, and links to tour pages sorted by railroad/state and state/railroad.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE: From a particular starting point, each segment of this coverage will allow you to follow the instructions given, drive to a railfan site, then to the next, etc. etc. Traffic levels and patterns will be given, and the photographic/ lighting considerations for each site will usually be mentioned. You'll be told about Area Attractions, such as tourist and historic sites, as well as hotels and restaurants which are trackside or otherwise worthy of note. In short, you'll be able to plan an entire family or railfan-only outing or even a vacation from this guide, as it is completed in the months and years to come.
WHAT YOU WILL NOT FIND HERE: This is a railfan guide, not a photo collection. There are already many excellent and enjoyable railroad photo sites available, and one more really wouldn't add much value to the general railfan. You will also not find fancy graphics, as this is a tour guide, not an exhibition of HTML or graphics expertise. You'll be able to load these pages quickly and print them without waiting a week for each page to print. Also, you'll conserve toner in the process.
CONTRIBUTIONS: If you'd like to contribute to this effort, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know what you'd like to do. We'll work together: You supply the data/info, and I'll do the HTML stuff and upload it. You'll get a chance to review the fruits of your efforts before the general public sees the finished product, so you can let me have your corrections, additions and changes.
Bound Brook - Delaware River, NJ 29 miles
Potomac River - Brooke, VA 40.9 miles
Fredericksburg - Richmond/James River 54.3 miles
Rocky Mount, NC - Fayetteville, NC 90.1 miles
Fayetteville, NC - Florence, SC 83.2 miles
Florence, SC - Charleston, SC 95.3 miles
Charleston - Hardeeville, SC 88.3 miles
Savannah Terminal 20.2 miles
Savannah - Folkston, GA 99.0 miles
John Boteler, data provider, Laurel thru and around Washington
Fred Burton, tour guide and data provider, Pembroke, NC - Dillon, SC
Bob Clouston, data provider, North Charleston - Hardeeville, SC
Train Gifs. All train gifs used within this tour are from the Ed Bindler's train gifs site, which is here.
Peter Furnee, CSX logo
Tony Hill, Webmaster and text provider -- the guy who makes it go. Any first person singular pronoun, unless otherwise specifically noted, refers to Tony Hill.
Richard Jahn, maps and technical support, Cecil County, MD
Gregory Mazzie, technical support re: Washington, DC.
Sean McDonnell, tour guide and data provider, Glenolden, PA - Elsmere, DE
Tim Rumph, tour guide and data provider, Pembroke, NC - Dillon, SC
Dave Sharpe, data provider, Ettrick, VA - Halifax, NC
Wayne Toy, details concerning the Baltimore Terminal
Alex Willis, data provider, Lake City - Charleston, SC
If you'd like to contribute to this, or any other tour, please contact me here, and let me know what you'd like to do. We'll work together: You supply the data/info, and I'll do the HTML stuff and upload it. You'll get a chance to review the fruits of your efforts before the general public sees the finished product, so you can let me have your corrections, additions and changes.