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How Does This Fit Into the Scheme of Things?

  • 25 Jan 2012 2:22 PM
    Message # 807075
    Anonymous

    I would think the rumor of 50 freight trains a day passing through Ocala is now dead, as is any chance of ever seeing a passenger train coming down the "S" line down here.

     

    http://www.ocala.com/article/20120124/ARTICLES/120129826?tc=cr

     

     

    Ocala Mike

  • 26 Jan 2012 11:10 PM
    Reply # 808379 on 807075

    Just think how I felt when we lost passenger train service to Pinellas County in 1984. Same thing. I believe passenger rail will eventually restored between St. Petersburg and Clearwater on that same Amtrak route, but the big question is when? As for Ocala, I have my doubts on Amtrak returning, but my best guess is for a commuter route to Tampa or Orlando, but don't hold your breath for it!

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