Palatka (Amtrak station)

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Union Depot
Amtrak Service
Palatka Depot01.jpg
Historic Palatka Union Depot. The track platform is on the right side of the photograph.
Station statistics
Address 220 North 11 Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Connections      Greyhound
     Ride Solution
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened May 1909
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PAK
Passengers (2012) 13,872[1] Decrease 7.7%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Silver Star
toward Orlando
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Los Angeles
Former services
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
toward Rochelle
Rochelle – Palatka Terminus
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
Palatka (Amtrak station) is located in Florida
Palatka (Amtrak station)
Location Palatka, Florida
Coordinates 29°38′57.04″N 81°38′25.64″W / 29.6491778°N 81.6404556°W / 29.6491778; -81.6404556Coordinates: 29°38′57.04″N 81°38′25.64″W / 29.6491778°N 81.6404556°W / 29.6491778; -81.6404556
Built 1909
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88000162[2]
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.[3] It opened in 1909[3] 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.[2]

The Georgia Southern and Florida Railway, a subsidiary of Southern, had a separate station in Palatka.

The station is used by Amtrak for both the Silver Service and the Sunset Limited, although the latter service has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina.[3]

Browning Railroad Museum[edit]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2011, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b Putnam County listings on the National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ a b c "PALATKA FLORIDA (PAC)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Home | Palatka Railroad Preservation Society". Palatka Railroad Preservation Society. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 

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