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Date: 02/13/09 16:32
Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: K3HX

The Jesup, GA train watching platform now has WiFi service and a proper antenna for monitoring the
RR frequencies.

Be Well,

Tim Colbert K3HX



Date: 02/13/09 17:51
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: Jimmie

Where is the platform, please? Thank you.

Jimmie Fisher
Alexander, NC



Date: 02/13/09 18:00
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: trainhand

next to the nahunta sub on cherry st.aka us 25



Date: 02/13/09 18:10
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: Dick

They had wifi service last spring when I videotaped there and watched the University of New Hampshire mens hockey team lose their first round game in the NCAA tournament while videotaping.
Dick Eisfeller
Big "E" Productions
www.trainvideos.com



Date: 02/14/09 06:49
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: CSX1346

Does anyone know if the built a platfrom in Spencer, NC on the NS line?

csx1346



Date: 02/14/09 07:20
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: ts1457

K3HX Wrote:
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> The Jesup, GA train watching platform now has WiFi
> service and a proper antenna for monitoring the
> RR frequencies.
>
> Be Well,
>
> Tim Colbert K3HX

I haven't been to Jesup, but I guess I ought to drive across the state and visit it sometime. I've been interested in what Jesup was like back in the steam era when Southern Railway had trackage rights over the ACL from Hardeeville SC to Jacksonville FL. The Southern's line to Brunswick crossed the ACL at Jesup and the Southern's Kansas City - Florida Special was routed over the combination of those lines. The Southern's FM motorcar train, The Cracker, made a daytime run between Atlanta and Brunswick, but made a night time turn back to Jesup to provide a Brunswick connection to the KCFS.

I was wondering if you know of anyone still around from that era that remembers the operations or whether anyone has researched it? I'm curious what sort of facilities Jesup had back during the steam days. I always thought it might be a good subject matter for a smaller model railroad layout.



Date: 02/14/09 07:55
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: Narr8rdanny

What kind of antenna did they install?



Date: 02/14/09 14:42
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: RFandPFan

They have started to gut the station for the restoration project. It looked like it would never happen. Its all fenced off supposedly and once it is restored, it will house the Chamber of Commerce. This is good news as a fire they had in it looked like it may have killed the deal.



Date: 02/14/09 15:47
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: K3HX

Narr8rdanny Wrote:
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> What kind of antenna did they install?

A VHF co-linear, looks not unlike a Cush-Craft AR-2 series.

Be Well,

Tim Colbert K3HX



Date: 02/14/09 17:40
Re: Jesup, GA Train Watching Platform Update
Author: bobdiesel




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