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Encyclopedia > Palmetto (Amtrak)

The Palmetto is a 829-mile (1334 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak from New York City south to Savannah, Georgia via the Northeast Corridor to Washington, DC, then via Richmond, Virginia, Fayetteville, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. The Palmetto is a shorter version of the Silver Meteor, which continues south to Miami, Florida. This article is about trains in rail transport. ... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Nickname: The Coastal Empire or The Hostess City Motto: Official website: Savannah, Georgia Location Government County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Geographical characteristics Area Total 202. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Official website: http://www. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... This article is about the city in South Carolina. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ...


History

The Palmetto was originally the Palmetto Limited, inaugurated November 1, 1910 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad between New York and St. Petersburg (beyond Tampa). November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... -1... The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... Aerial photograph of St. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ...


From the late 90s to late 2002, the Palmetto was known as the Silver Palm (part of the Silver Service brand). Until November 1, 2004 the Palmetto continued south to Jacksonville, Florida with the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, but turned west at Jacksonville to Baldwin and then ran south via Ocala to Coleman on the old Seaboard Air Line Railroad main line. From Coleman it continued southwest to Lakeland, then west to Tampa, reversing direction to Auburndale and running south to Miami. With the truncation to Savannah, the Silver Star was rerouted to hit Tampa; the old Jacksonville-Lakeland route is now served by a Thruway Motorcoach bus transfer from the Silver Star, which serves all the former stations as well as Gainesville. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Where Florida Begins Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Baldwin is a town located in Duval County, Florida. ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Coleman is a city located in Sumter County, Florida. ... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark SAL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... Lakeland is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ... Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Downtown Miami as seen from Watson Island City nickname: The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Official website: http://www. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Categories: Stub ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ...


Station stops

The Palmetto, trains 89 southbound and 90 northbound, makes the following station stops:

New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
North Carolina
  • Rocky Mount
  • Wilson
  • Selma-Smithfield
  • Fayetteville
South Carolina
  • Dillon
  • Florence
  • Kingstree
  • Charleston
  • Yemassee
Georgia
  • Savannah
Amtrak routes
Northeast

Acela Express - Adirondack - Auto Train - Capitol Limited - Cardinal - Carolinian - Crescent - Downeaster - Empire Service - Ethan Allen Express - Keystone Service - Lake Shore Limited - Maple Leaf - Metroliner - Palmetto - Pennsylvanian - Regional - Silver Meteor - Silver Star - Vermonter Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Train stations | Transportation in New Jersey | Newark, New Jersey | Pennsylvania Railroad ... Trenton Rail Station is the main passenger train station in Trenton, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Wilmington Station is the train station in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Exterior of Penn Station Pennsylvania Station (generally referred to as Penn Station) is the main train station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... ... Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Alexandria Union Station is a historic train station in Alexandria, Virginia south of Washington, D.C. To avoid confusion with nearby Washington Union Station it is usually referred to locally as simply Alexandria Station. ... The Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak station lies about 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown Richmond, Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... A schematic of the Amtrak routes. ... The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States of America defined by the US Census Bureau. ... At Union Station, Washington, D.C. Acela Express (often called simply Acela, leading to early confusion with the Acela Regional) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast... The Adirondack is a 381-mile (613 km) passenger train operated daily by Amtrak between New York City and Montreal, Quebec via Albany, New York. ... Auto Train is an 855-mile-(1376-km-)long scheduled train service for passengers and their automobiles, operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando). ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... A Downeaster locomotive The Downeaster is a passenger railway line operated by Amtrak, connecting North Station in Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. ... Amtraks Empire Service trains provide frequent daily service between New York City and Niagara Falls in New York, United States. ... The Ethan Allen Express is an Amtrak train between New York, New York and Rutland, Vermont via Albany, New York. ... Amtraks 195-mile (314 km) Keystone Service provides frequent passenger train service along the Amtrak-owned Keystone Corridor and Northeast Corridor between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and New York City via Philadelphia. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... The Maple Leaf is a 544-mile (875 km) passenger train operated jointly by VIA Rail and Amtrak from New Yorks Pennsylvania Station to Toronto via Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. ... Metroliner is an Amtrak train service between Washington DC and New York in the United States. ... The Pennsylvanian was a daytime Amtrak train running between New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Amtrak Train at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ...

South

Auto Train - Carolinian - City of New Orleans - Crescent - Palmetto - Piedmont - Heartland Flyer - Silver Meteor - Silver Star - Sunset Limited - Texas Eagle The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Auto Train is an 855-mile-(1376-km-)long scheduled train service for passengers and their automobiles, operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando). ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... Amtraks City of New Orleans at the Memphis, Tennessee, station. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... Amtraks Heartland Flyer is a relatively new 209-mile route between Fort Worth, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Sunset Limited (eastbound) at the Houston train station. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ...

External links

  • Amtrak - Silver Service / Palmetto

 
 

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