With a snip of the traditional over-sized scissors, Fostoria Rail Preservation Society President Jim Roberts opens the long awaited Railfan Park in Fostoria on Nov. 15th as Ellen Gatrell, Mayor Eric Keckler and other society members and local dignitaries look on. The facility includes a large, fenced in area, an observation platform with roof, restroom facilities and ample parking for railfans who come from all over to visit The Iron Triangle and watch trains.
The observation area is located on the south side of the NS tracks but the park is close enough to the north-south and the east-west CSX lines to allow for ample train watching opportunities. The park has been ten years in the making and will provide a very pleasant & safe location for railfans to indulge in their favorite pasttime.
Access to the Railfan Park is off of Poplar Street just east of the old B&O station. It is hoped that the facility will be open 24 hours a day but right now, hours of operation are dawn to dusk.
Well done Fostoria!