Palatka station

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Palatka, FL
Palatka Depot01.jpg
Track platform is on the right side of the historic depot
Location220 North 11 Street
Palatka, Florida 32177
United States
Coordinates29°39′00″N 81°38′26″W / 29.65000°N 81.64056°W / 29.65000; -81.64056Coordinates: 29°39′00″N 81°38′26″W / 29.65000°N 81.64056°W / 29.65000; -81.64056
Owned byCity of Palatka
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsThe Ride Solution
Parking15 long term and 5 short term parking spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: PAK
OpenedMay 1909
201712,579[1]Increase 1.93%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor Jacksonville
toward New York
Silver Star
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Jacksonville Sunset Limited
toward Orlando or Miami
Preceding station Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Following station
toward Tampa
Main Line Bostwick
toward Richmond
toward Rochelle
Rochelle – Palatka Terminus
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
LocationPalatka, Florida
NRHP reference No.88000162[2]
Added to NRHP1988
Palatka, FL is located in Florida
Palatka, FL
Palatka, FL
Location within Florida

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.[3]


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 and the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad.[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 trains.[3]

David 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, FY2017, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  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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