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Amtrak - Ocala, FL (OCA)


Note: Palmetto service between Savannah, GA and Miami, FL was discontinued in November 1, 2004.


Station Information:


531 Northeast 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470


29.19 N, 82.14 W


21 m / 68 ft


56,315 (Census 2010)


Brick, Built in 1917


Used for Bus Terminal


Amtrak Train Information:

Train Name Route


[ Chicago, IL - Nashville, TN - St. Petersburg/Miami, FL ]

Floridian was discontinued in October 1979


[ New York, NY - Florence, SC - Tampa, FL - Miami, FL ]

Palmetto service between Savannah, GA and Miami, FL was discontinued on November 1, 2004

The last Amtrak timetable showing the Palmetto #89/90 Ocala route (issued on April 26, 2004)

(Source: 2004 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

Visited on June 9, 2005

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Ocala Station Building (West Side View)

Ocala Station

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Ticket Counter and Waiting Area

Old Day Picture

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HO Model Structure

North Side View

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Looking North

Looking South

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Looking West (Miami)

Looking East (New York)

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CSX Office near Amtrak Ocala Station

CSX Maintenance Truck

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CSX Locomotive "7769"

CSX Locomotive "7904"

Visited on August 31, 2003

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Ocala Union Station

Ocala Downtown

Visited on September 23, 2001

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Station Building

Ocala Station

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Inside of the building

Diamond Crossing

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Looking East (New York)

Looking West (Miami)

Amtrak Ocala Station before renovation (1972)

Amtrak Ocala Station (May 1978)

Amtrak Ocala Station before renovation (July 1978)

Amtrak Ocala Station - Passengers waiting for Southbound Palmetto (April 2003)

Florida Northern Railroad - Fixed Approach Semaphores


At the diamond crossing of the Florida Northern RR with CSX Transportation, there are two fixed approach semaphores to the north and south on the Florida Northern line.  Northbound approaching the station, the Florida Northern is in street trackage (NE Osceola Ave.), putting the approach signal on the curb like a traffic light.

Northbound Fixed Approach Semaphore Signal (Visited August 31, 2003)

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Northbound Fixed Approach Semaphore

Looking North

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Street Trackage on NE Osceola Avenue

Looking South

Southbound Fixed Approach Semaphore Signal (Visited December 25, 2003)

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Southbound Fixed Approach Semaphore

Looking South

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Looking West

Back Side View

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