4501 Returns to Summerville
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Due to advancing age and decreasing health, we at Joes Railfanning have made the very hard and painful decision to close Joes Railfanning as of 7/15/18

All existing orders will be filled and we will take new orders until July 1, 2018 when we will cut the ordering off.

All of us here at Joes Railfanning would like to thank all of our many many customers and
supporters over the many years for being so courteous and friendly as well as great customers
and supporters of our many different products.

It has been both an Honor and a Privilege to serve you with our many great Videos, Clocks,
Hantooled Leather Belts and Key Fobs since 1998 and we wish each and everyone of you
good health and a blessed life.

Thank you again and bless you all

Joe Navratil
Carol Navratil
James Barcus
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High Defintion Railfan Videos on  DVD
This Video was filmed in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama and near Norris Yard in Downtown Irondale, Alabama.  CSX and Norfolk Southern meet in
Downtown Birmingham, along with Amtrak at the platform near the Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. Bridge that passes over the tracks.  
Norris Yard is located near the downtown of Irondale, which houses the local viewing platform for rail enthusiasts.
Norfolk Southern's yard saw more than just the Thoroughbred motive power on this day, with some BNSF and UP mixed in.
This video was filmed June 12, 2014.  Run time 1hr 21 min.                                                   


This video was filmed in Manchester, Georgia by the old Manchester depot and Railfan Gazebo; which is equipped with a railroad scanner and
The depot is still in use today as a crew change point, with crew quarters and dispatch office. Manchester is a junction with a small yard located
on CSX's Waycross-Atlanta and Waycross-LaGrange main lines and sees up to 40+ trains a day.                                                                         

This video was filmed in June 2014.  Run time is 2hrs. 5min.                                            

Rolling Thunder Through the Funnel
The beginning of this video was filmed in Waycross GA. by the old depot which has been restored as a welcome center etc. located just east of
CSX'S Rice Yard. While the rest of the video was filmed at the Folkston Funnel.

The Folkston Funnel is located in Folkston GA at the Junction of CSX's Nahunta and Jessup subdivisions on the Jacksonville service line and
sees up to 50+ trains daily including the Auto Train, Amtrak, and the famous Juice train. Folkston also has a Railfan platform with electricity,
scanner, free wi-fi, picnic tables and  Restrooms.

This video was filmed in September 2014    Run time is 1hr 51 min.                                   

Peach State Rails

Peach State Rails captures the various traffic from Ringgold, Dalton, Cordele  and Lagrange Georgia. It also captures the historic depots today's
rails still pass by.
Cordele has a junction at which 3 Railroads intersect CSX, Norfolk Southern and Heart of Georgia.
In a first for us, We captured the bridge traffic over the backwaters of West Point Lake along the Chattahoochee River near LaGrange.

This video was filmed in 2015      Run time is 2 hrs.                                                      

Austell City Rails

This video was fimed in Austell Georgia in January 2016 at the junction of Norfolk Southern's Atlanta -Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta-Birmingham AL
mainlines. This junction sees heavy rail traffic daily with a host of class 1 Railroads on run thru freights such as Kansas City Southern Union
Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and occasionally CSX.
Amtrak's Southern Crescent makes an appearance twice daily keeping the dispatchers on their toes as well.
This video shows the whole train not just sections of it with all natural sound no music or narration just pure RR sound.

This video was filmed in 2016      Run time is 80 Minutes                                                


CSX Transporation's Lineville, Subdivision is the rail line that runs through parts of East Alabama from Birmingham, AL to LaGrange, GA, passing
through such towns as Roanoke, Wadley, Standing Rock, and on to LaGrange, Georgia, pulling heavy freight trains 20-30 times daily.  You also
see other railroads, such as UP and BNSF, as part of the heavy traffic of freight trains.

This video shows a few of the same trains in different spots, at different times.  Because of the varied nature of the seasons, one train may show
a spring climate, while the leaves have fallen and the wind blows in winter in another shot.

This video shows the whole train not just sections of it with all natural sound no music or narration just pure RR sound.

This video was filmed in 2015 & 2016      Run time is 79 Minutes                                  

CSX On The Fly

Watch multiple whole train runbys in Chattanooga, Rossville GA, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Chickamauga depot, Rock Springs, Laffayette,
and Trion GA.

Bonus feature of 2 Norfolk Southern freights filmed in Tiftonia Georgia one of which has the Virginian Heritage Unit.

Filmed 11/5/16 Run time 45 Minutes
   Doubleheading to Summerville  with Southern 630 & 4501

On November 12 and 13, 2016 Locomotive 630 which was built in 1904 by the American Locomotive Works teamed up with Locomotive 4501 which
was built in 1911 by the Baldwin Locomotive works for a historic fall journey from Chattanooga TN to Summerville GA
Watch and enjoy scenes from this historic journey with many runbys which culminate with the arrival in Summerville and the turning of both
engines on the old turntable.

Filmed 11/12-13/16  Run time 1hr 10 minutes
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