Track platform is on the right side of the historic depot
|Location||220 North 11 Street|
Palatka, FL 32177
|Owned by||City of Palatka|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||The Ride Solution|
|Parking||15 long term and 5 short term parking spaces|
|Station code||Amtrak code: PAK|
|Passengers (2017)||12,579 1.93%|
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
|NRHP reference #||88000162|
|Added to NRHP||1988|
Palatka is a historic train station that was built in Palatka, Florida in 1908. The station currently 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, at the corner of North Eleventh Street's intersection with US 17/SR 100.
The station was built in 1908 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) and 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. 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.
David Browning Railroad Museum
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.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Putnam County listings on the National Register of Historic Places
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- "Palatka, FL (PAK)" (2014). www.greatamericanstations.com. Accessed April 14, 2015.
- "Home | Palatka Railroad Preservation Society". Palatka Railroad Preservation Society. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
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