Identity of San Marco Train on Twitter Revealed

Dec 21, 2017

The San Marco Train, a lively voice on Twitter's slow lane went off the rails Thursday.

Jack DeYoung, the Digital Director at Nuera Marketing in Jacksonville, admitted Thursday on Twitter that he was the voice behind the mock movement to "Make America Late Again" as he announced the train was being retired.

But not before one final jab. WJCT workers arrived at the station this morning to find the "Make America Late Again" sign in front of the building.  The train also aimed a final tweet at WJCT (see the tweets at the bottom of this story). 

DeYoung took aim at a variety of topics and personalities around Jacksonville under the guise of being the San Marco Train, which as every commuter that travels Hendricks Ave. in San Marco knows, can cause maddening delays.

The San Marco Train took particular notice of WJCT's Melissa Ross. The two exchanged heated but friendly digs at one another over the past month or so.

But it was all in good fun and in the end he helped with the fundraising for WJCT's final pledge drive of the year.

San Marco Train: Tweeting To Make America Late Again?

As to why DeYoung finally decided to reveal himself and blow the train's final whistle, here's his tweet along with a few others from the San Marco Train.  And, if you'd like to hear from the "train" himself, tune into First Coast Connect Friday at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT-FM. DeYoung will be among Melissa's guests.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.