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Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL

Mobile Alabama Amtrak StationMobile Alabama Amtrak Station

11 Government St, Mobile 36692

  • Amtrak President Alex Kummant
  • Amtrak Board of Directors
    State Legisature
  • Senator
  • Assemblyperson
The Mobile depot (left above), which has since been demolished, was the former Louisville and Nashville Depot built around 1954 or so to replace an earlier one and to provide office space for the railroad division offices. It continued to provide office space for CSX personnel right up to Katrina, but the first floor was heavily damaged and CSX moved out following the hurricane.

The building had been sold to a developer about the time of Katrina and the developer was planning to build pricey condos on the site which was to include a new Amtrak station. The new station is shown above on the right.

Mobile has many historic attractions, but probably the best kept secret of all was that the Amtrak station was within a few hundred feet of the Cruise ship terminal. The restored Sunset would open up hundreds of communities to these cruise ships. Let your legislators, the chamber of commerce, the Visitors' Bureau and the Amtrak Board know of your support for a daily transcontinental Sunset Limited.


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