Live Oak greets Amtrak

Residents greeted an Amtrak train Friday afternoon as it passed through town on its rail inspection tour that could lead to passenger rail service returning to Live Oak. The crowds gathered beside the tracks at the old freight depot located on North Ohio Avenue (US 129 North) shortly before 4:30 p.m. Terri Burnett brought her…

Madison welcomes Amtrak

Crowds gathered around the small station on 1000 Range St. in Madison on Friday, Feb. 19 to welcome the Amtrak train to the city. Support for the train was clearly displayed, as people buzzed about excitedly, sharing personal experiences from past on riding the train themselves before the service was ended after Hurricane Katrina destroyed…

Amtrak – 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Local officials are asking the public to form a welcoming party for an Amtrak train passing through town on Friday. The city is lobbying Amtrak to consider Live Oak as a destination stop for its Pensacola to Jacksonville passenger line. The train, which departed New Orleans on Thursday, will be carrying officials from the city…