History in Pictures: The Jacksonville Terminal

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For decades, it was the gateway to Florida and the largest passenger rail station south of Washington, DC. With over 2,000 employees, it was also one of Jacksonville's largest employers. Unfortunately, they say good things must come to an end. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares a visual timeline of the rise and fall of downtown's train station: The Jacksonville Terminal.




The Jacksonville Terminal in February 1954.
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Life in Jim Crow Era Jacksonville: Interior of a segregated passenger railroad car in 1948. The "Colored" section is located in the rear of the car.
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Seaboard Jacksonville Terminal engine 30 on April 16, 1948. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/52968



An Atlantic Coast Line train (503) at the Jacksonville Terminal in 1960.
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Last run of the Florida East Coast Railway passenger trains on July 31, 1968.
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