The Gregarious Railfan
La Plata, MO  63549 (population, 1,366)                

GPS: N 40.02930, W 92.49343 (Amtrak Station)   Google map   

Scanner: BNSF 160.245 [9]

Railroad:  BNSF Chicago Division, Marceline Sub

Description: La Plata is located in north-central Missouri where US-63 crosses the BNSF Transcon at MP 311. The
restored Amtrak Station provides a convenient place to watch the action on the Transcon.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 50+ Including Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.

Nearby RR stuff: N 40.03006, W 92.48995; A private Railfan shelter / photo platform location is provided for
guest at The Depot Inn motel (N 40.03489, W 92.48953). The Depot Inn also maintains a small Exhibit of Amtrak
History Museum in two former Amtrak mail handling cars.  

Lodging:   The Depot Inn   

TRAINS article: May 2009

Visitor Info:   Trip advisor La Plata   
Annotated Google Map
Depot Inn & Suites   
La Platta Amtrak Station
Depot Inn Lookout cabin from their website