Palatka station

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Palatka station
Amtrak Service
Palatka Depot01.jpg
Historic Palatka Union Depot. The track platform is on the right side of the photograph.
Location 220 North 11 Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections      Greyhound
     Ride Solution
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code PAK
Opened May 1909
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 station is located in Florida
Palatka 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

Palatka station is a historic train station in Palatka, Florida. Built in 1908, the station serves Amtrak's Silver Service line and also houses the Palatka Railroad Preservation Society and the David Browning Railroad Museum. It is located at 220 North Eleventh Street, on the corner of US 17-SR 100.[3]


The station was built in 1908 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It was constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. It served as a union depot for the ACL's Jacksonville-Tampa mainline as well as for the Florida Southern Railway, the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad, and Florida East Coast Railroad's Palatka branch.[4] 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 station is currently served by Amtrak's Silver Service train.[3]

Browning Railroad Museum[edit]

The station is home to the David 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.[5]


  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 "PALATKA FLORIDA (PAC)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Palatka, FL (PAK)" (2014). Accessed April 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Home | Palatka Railroad Preservation Society". Palatka Railroad Preservation Society. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 

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