Current Owners of Valdosta Train Stations

So who owns the land where the old Valdosta train stations were?

The old Atlantic Coast Line station lot, at the U-turn between Patterson and Ashley just north of the downtown overpass, is owned by the City of Valdosta. That's kind of moot, since there are no tracks there now.

The old Georgia & Florida Station lot between Toombs and Patterson and between Savannah and Florida is owned by Lowndes County, as shown here:

Stationowners

As found on Lowndes County Property Record Search by searching for owner CSX.

The county Health Department is in the middle of it, but the tracks run against the back parking lot. These are the tracks that go to Moody.

And the old Georgia and Florida station lot, just south of that, is owned by CSX, as part of a strip along their tracks from Toombs St. to Railroad Ave.:

CSX TRANSPORTATION INC
TAX DEPARTMENT C-910
500 WATER STREET
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202

The old GSF Station lot, just south of that, between Toombs and Patterson and north of Florida Ave., is owned by Norfolk and Southern.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO & SUBSID
C/O GULF & OHIO RAILWAYS
PO BOX 2408
KNOXVILLE, TN 379012408

It looks from the aerial maps like it's being used for a park, and there's some sort of tiny building on it, too. These are the tracks that go to Hahira, Mineola, Remerton, Dasher, and Lake Park.

If you select aerial photography you'll see that the tracks are currently located slightly differently than the map above shows.

However, it appears that new Valdosta train stations could be constructed with agreement from nobody other than Lowndes County and the railroads. Well, them and the planning commission, and the county commission, and the Valdosta City Council, and the various cities the passenger service would run to. But the Valdosta station land itself seems to be in the hands of a small number of appropriate parties.

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  1. Robert Mann

    Just an update and question for Valdosta…
    You quote the population of Jax as 3/4 Million, as it sits today, the metro area is just under 1.4 Million. The new port facilities are causing some 4,000 new residents per month to move to the City and the port is being called “The Port of Gold” by the shipping lines around the world. Something huge is in the wind.
    I may soon be directing the laying of streetcar track in Jacksonville. As a transportation official, I’d be very happy to learn of your group and support for a Valdosta-Jax commuter or local passenger train service. My Goal is to go after both GA and FL funding to recreate the old Royal Palm, Ponce De Leon and Royal Poinciana Route. If you have connections with a railroad group or City, County or State officials, perhaps we could work to pull them together.tim
    Your certainly welcome to anything in the bog, anywhere, any time, and thank you for the kind words.
    Robert Mann, President
    Jacksonville Traction Company

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