The Gregarious Railfan
Pacific, MO  63069  (population, 7210 (2016))                  

GPS:   N 38.48135, W 90.74178           Google map

Scanner:  (?) UP road, 161.220; BNSF road, 161.160; Amtrak 161.040

Railroads:   UP St Louis Division, Jefferson City Sub; BNSF Heartland Division, Cuba Sub; Amtrak

Description:     Pacific, Missouri is located about 30 miles west of St Louis along Interstate 44. It hosts both a
Union Pacific main line and a BNSF main.  At downtown the parallel mains run east/west. There is a nice park on
the south side of the tracks with parking, restrooms, a small railroad water tank and a BN Caboose near the tracks.  
N 38.48076, W 90.74136. Amtrak's Missouri River Runner makes 4 appearances every day through Pacific, 2 in each
direction on the UP.  Trains run through Pacific at speed. North of the tracks is a self proclaimed Route 66 Pacific
Railfan Center, however reviews on Google Map seem to indicate that it is closed often and embroiled in bad blood
local politics.  Just south of the park parking lot is the Pacific Brew Haus, a bar and grill described below.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   38

Nearby RR stuff:   National Transportation Museum, St Louis 17 Miles to the NE, N 38.57388, W 90.46479   

Other nearby stuff:   Six Flags Over St Louis  5 miles east,  N 38.50833, W 90.67889   

Breakfast:   Denny's, 1717 W 5th St, Eureka, MO (about 6 miles to the East) N 38.50502, W 90.66280

Fast Food:  McDonalds (and others) 1620 W Union St, Pacific  near I-44  N 38.48425, W 90.75990

Pizza:   D'Angelos Pizzeria, 101 E Union St, N 38.48349, W 90.74125   

Pub and Grub:  Pacific Brew Haus, 220 S 1st St,  N 38.48041, W 90.74128

Lodging:    Comfort Inn, 1320 Thornton St, Pacific, N 38.48588, W 90.75616  Lodging is expensive here due to
proximity to Six Flags Amusement Park

Visitor's info:   Trip Advisor - Pacific MO   
THANK YOU to Don Wirth for suggesting this Location
Pacific, MO - Official Website   
Pacific, MO - Wikipedia   
             Railfanning Pacific, MO 7-18-18