ST. PETERSBURG

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

The major stations serving St. Petersburg, during the golden age of passenger trains.

Atlantic Coast Line Station
Opened in 1913
Location: 1st Ave. S and 3rd St.
Railroad: Atlantic Coast Line
Demolished.

Seaboard Station
Opened in 1915
Location: 2nd Ave. S and 9th St.
Railroad: Seaboard Air Line
Demolished.


ATLANTIC COAST LINE

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 40  West Coast Champion   Jacksonville    9:55 192  11:00  94  10:05 am
232  Southland             Trilby          6:50  38   6:00 pm
 38                        Jacksonville    9:30 pm


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 37                        Jacksonville    7:00 am
233  Southland             Trilby          9:30  37  10:25 am
 39  West Coast Champion   Jacksonville    4:00 191   4:20  93   5:25 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

In 1963, Atlantic Coast Line moved to a new station at 3601 31st Street N, away from downtown.


SEABOARD AIR LINE

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 92  West Coast Champion   New York                              9:20 am
344  Silver Meteor         Wildwood       10:35 158   9:45  24  11:45 am
  2  Palmland              Jacksonville    9:15 pm


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  1  Palmland              Jacksonville    7:45 am
343  Silver Meteor         Wildwood        2:05 157   3:20  23  11:15 am
 91  West Coast Champion   New York                              5:20 pm


Passenger service initially retained by Amtrak in 1971.

In 1963, Seaboard moved to a new station at 34th St. S and Fairfield Ave. S, away from downtown. In 1968, after the two area railroads merged into the Seaboard Coast Line, operations at this station were shifted to the former Atlantic Coast Line station away from downtown.


Links/Additional Information
St. Petersburg Amtrak Station (Wikipedia)


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

Links to locations of past and present stations and railroads, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.