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Amtrak Jacksonville, Fla., station, 1970s.

Color slide showing the Amtrak station in Jacksonville, Fla.; image probably dates to the 1970s.

Amtrak Jacksonville, Fla., station, 1970s.

Located 25 miles south of the border with Georgia, subtropical Jacksonville straddles the St. Johns River and touches the beaches of Florida’s First Coast area. The current Amtrak station opened in 1974 and is located between downtown and the airport. It replaced the historic Beaux-Arts Union Terminal, which was subsequently rehabilitated to house the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

From its start, Amtrak heavily promoted travel to Florida; efforts included the Week of Wheels in Florida, Florida Carrousel and Villa Vacation packages, which generally combined Amtrak travel with car and housing rentals.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.