Train 92 Station Stop at Okeechobee, FL

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  1. Sep 22, 2019 #1

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post but here goes... IMG_0760.JPG IMG_0761.JPG

    I have a video to go with it, but can’t figure how to post it....
     
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    Thank you. I hope that you can figure out how to post the video. Much of tech, I fail to comprehend.
     
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    It’s easy using this app to click on the paper clip icon and then choose from my photo’s to add, but I don’t “see” the video to click on...
     
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    I have the same problem. The videos are in a separate area when I try to post and do not show up.

    I’m sure that there are many out there who can educate us!
     
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    Thanks for those 2 pics of the Okeechobee station, since other than on this site about Amtrak stations throughout the US( http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/okeechobee.htm ), I hadn't seen any pics of Okeechobee's station. Also according to this site( http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stations/okeechobee-fl-oke/ ), it at least has gotten a new building and platform thankfully! Reminds me of what the newer and upgraded station at Rensselaer, IN, plus also Dyer, IN look like.

    Now if only the Amtrak stations at Crawfordsville, IN, and Elyria, OH, could finally be upgraded! South Bend, IN could use a better station, than the existing one they borrowed from South Shore Line in 1992. For those who don't know, that was the year only Amtrak would from now on stop at the current South Bend station, and that South Shore's(commuter railroad) South Bend station was moved from there to South Bend Airport. There is a local bus connection on Transpo(bus route #4) to downtown, for those who were wondering if one exists. Though sadly, South Bend Transpo bus service doesn't run on Sundays, and you'd have to rely on Uber/Lyft to get downtown(or elsewhere) if you visit on Sunday, and don't take a bike with you on the South Shore train.

    In South Bend, a few have floated the idea of restoring the former South Bend Union Station, and bringing it back for South Shore and/or Amtrak service again. It is a nice historic building, and is within walking distance of a minor league stadium, plus downtown South Bend. This is the old South Bend Union Station, for those who were wondering from google street view: https://goo.gl/maps/DijQua1JS1dax2QU8
     
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    Thanks for providing that (second) link...offers a nice capsule history of my town.

    At one time there was an FEC (branch line) depot, and a SAL depot. The FEC one is long gone, but the old SAL (and Amtrak) depot was only recently raized...it sat next to the new one for several years . It was not architecturally distinctive enough to warrant preservation...
     

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