On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, several Wellborn residents turned out to let Amtrak know that Wellborn would like the Jacksonville – New Orleans Amtrak service resurrected. Wellborn had a train station beginning in the 1860s. I think the station was closed sometime in the 1990s – maybe someone out there knows exactly when. I know the Jacksonville – New Orleans route was closed by Amtrak after Hurricane Katrina.
Live Oak and Lake City are trying to be stops on the route if it is reinstated. I think I’d have to be loyal to our Suwannee County and choose Live Oak. The train station there has already been restored and the stop would be right downtown with plenty of places for passengers to eat and pass the time.