In the News: Virtual Railfan in Decatur

Virtual Railfan in Decatur

All board! Virtual Railfan in Decatur is bringing the trains straight to your living room, dining room, bedroom, office or wherever you are!

About Virtual Railfan in Decatur

In fact, not only can Decatur residents watch the trains roll through the Historic Union Depot and Railroad Museum, train enthusiasts the world over can too!

Virtual Railfan in Decatur means there are now more than 100 locations with live-streaming cameras capturing all the action at the train depot.

Train lovers can view trains from anywhere, anytime, thanks to Virtual Railfan. To view the trains, you can go to the Virtual Railfan website or keep track on their YouTube channel, which has more than 400,000 subscribers!

Now, you too can subscribe, connect with fellow fans and live chat! That gives locals the chance to highlight some other unique things about The River City beyond our rich railway history.

More about Virtual Railfan

Since Virtual Railfan in Decatur is officially up and streaming, it’s the perfect time to learn more about Virtual Railfan. Basically, it’s a streaming platform for “everything trains.”

Discover the beauty of the railways and the mighty machines that travel coast to coast by watching videos and more. You can start with the free cameras, and if you like what you see, you can become a member for more in-depth content.

You can also connect with Virtual Railfan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Visit Decatur’s Historic Union Depot and Railroad Museum

Do you prefer seeing trains up close and personal? Then it’s time for you to plan your visit to the Historic Depot and Railroad Museum in Decatur!

Located at 701 Railroad St. NW, the classic 1905 building was once home to the Southern Railway. Now, visitors can see an eclectic collection of railroad memorabilia in the museum and step outside to the viewing platform to watch a passing train.

The depot is open Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.


It’s full steam ahead in Decatur! Stay on track with a move to Summer Courtyard Apartments this spring. Keep chugging through our blogs for more local news and events!

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