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La Plata

La Plata Station

Open Now: 7:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Open today: 7:00 PM - 11:00 AM
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Nice station - Very limited service.

This station is the closest Amtrak stop to Kirksville, MO. It serves the Southwest Chief that runs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia C
Great to see the place in person!

Only found out about this place from watching virtual rail am so when visiting from Australia I... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2019
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4 weeks ago
“Nice station - Very limited service.”
Aug 27, 2019
“Great to see the place in person!”
The La Plata Amtrak station is a restored Art Deco style depot constructed of wood and brick. The original passenger and freight depot, built in 1887, was in need of replacement during World War II, but building materials were not readily available...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
535 N Owensby St, La Plata, MO 63549-1500
+1 660-956-4157
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This station is the closest Amtrak stop to Kirksville, MO. It serves the Southwest Chief that runs between LA and Chicago. It has been nicely rehabbed and is in good shape. Unfortunately it has no passenger services (i.e. checked baggage), only a caretaker who opens...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Only found out about this place from watching virtual rail am so when visiting from Australia I thought I would check this place out and wasn’t disappointed.Went back down later in the evening to see an Amtrak train arrive Bob Cox invited us in to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank georgina201
Reviewed August 14, 2019

They are in the middle of a remodel currently, but once done, i think it will look wonderful. The employees were very kind to our kids, and talked to them about the trains as we were waiting :)

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 792bric
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We love to visit the La Plata station! Always interesting trains coming through this tiny town. There is a lookout shelter and deck down the road a bit that is always enjoyable for any railfan. Across the tracks is the Train Party business for train...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Judy S
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I've never actually been to La Plata! I came across a live feed on the internet which has cameras covering both east and west bound tracks from the station. I grew up in the UK very close to lines with steam hauled trains and that's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BruceNewcastle
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Nice Art deco station. On the Amtrak Southwest chief route between Chicago and Kansas City. Lots of BNSF traffic. Great for watching fast moving trains.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank reneaj131
Bob C, Manager at La Plata Station, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Thank You for your review. We try to keep things nice and cozy here. For sure lots of train traffic.

Reviewed October 31, 2017

La Plata Station used to be Santa Fe train depot in 1950s. La Plata is on high traffic BNSF freight train route plus Amtrak Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank mmassie2017
Bob C, Amtrak Caretaker at La Plata Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you for your review and info.

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March 21, 2019|
Response from bigE95 |
What time does the Amtrak trains run. Thanks in advance. Love watching the live cam.