Palatka station

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Palatka, FL
Palatka Depot01.jpg
Track platform is on the right side of the historic depot
Location 220 North 11 Street
Palatka, FL 32177
United States
Coordinates 29°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 by City of Palatka
Line(s) CSXT
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections The Ride Solution
Parking 15 long term and 5 short term parking spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: PAK
Opened May 1909
Passengers (2017) 12,579[1]Increase 1.93%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
toward New York
Silver Star
toward Orlando
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Los Angeles
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
toward Rochelle
Rochelle – PalatkaTerminus
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
Location Palatka, Florida
Built 1909
NRHP reference # 88000162[2]
Added to NRHP 1988
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, 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]

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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