Duluth will locate a train-viewing platform close to the proposed new library in downtown. Courtesy City of Duluth

Duluth decides where to locate train-viewing platform

The Duluth City Council recently approved the location for a train-viewing platform to be built in downtown near the Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks. After reviewing potential locations and site related issues, the council chose an option that will place the platform closest to the proposed new county library.

Earlier this year, the Duluth Fall Festival agreed to fund a train-viewing platform that the city hopes will become an added tourist opportunity and complementary use to the library.

The city’s Economic Development Manager Chris McGahee noted websites exist geared toward railroad fans and other activities centered around ‘rail fanning.’ According to www.railga.com seven cities in Georgia currently have train-viewing platforms.

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