Palatka (Amtrak station)
Historic Palatka Union Depot. The track platform is on the right side of the photograph.
|Address||220 North 11 Street
Palatka, FL 32177
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2012)||13,872 7.7%|
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
|NRHP Reference #||88000162|
|Added to NRHP||1988|
The Palatka Amtrak station is a historic Atlantic Coast Line Railroad depot in Palatka, Florida. It is located at 220 North Eleventh Street, on the corner of US 17-SR 100. It opened in 1909 and originally served the Jacksonville-Tampa mainline of the ACL, a branch of the ACL to Rochelle, and the Palatka branch of the Florida East Coast Railway which crossed the Saint John River between Palatka and East Palatka. In 1914 the station began to serve the short-lived Ocklawaha Valley Railroad. In 1988, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Browning Railroad Museum
The station is home to the Browning Railroad Museum, operated by the Palatka Railroad Preservation Society. The museum features a model train layout, historic documents, photographs, maps, signs and railroad artifacts.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2011, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
- Putnam County listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- "PALATKA FLORIDA (PAC)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
- "Home | Palatka Railroad Preservation Society". Palatka Railroad Preservation Society. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
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