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Train Watching Lookout Point
at the Depot Inn and Suites
La Plata, Missouri
(Arrive by Amtrak!)
www.trainweb.com/depotinn/lookout.html



The lookout point is now enclosed and heated and features large windows and seating
for year 'round viewing of trains along the BNSF mainline below.
Photos courtesy of Chris Guenzler and Carl Morrison.



The Amtrak Southwest Chief passes to the right of the Train Watching Lookout
(above to the left in the photo).


Great winter window views of the BNSF mainline
from the Train Watching Lookout!


"Maw" and "Paw" restrooms are conveniently located right next to the train watching lookout.
There is also an outdoor BBQ for picnics while watching trains during warmer weather.

Except during the winter months, guests at the Depot Inn & Suites may borrow golf carts
to drive themselves along Wabash Way, which is on the old Wabash railroad line,
to the Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout Point.

Click on any photo below for a larger image:

Golf Carts to transport yourself from the hotel to the Train Watching Lookout.


Photos From The First Days Of The Train Watching Lookout Structure


On Monday morning, March 26, 2007, a large rectangular gazebo type structure was set on a bed of rocks perched high above the two BNSF mainlines through the City of La Plata, Missouri. This new structure provides an ideal place to watch more than 70 freight trains that travel along the rails below each day.

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The above may be the first photos of a train ever taken from the Train Watching Lookout.
They were taken on Tuesday, March 28, 2007, at about 7 AM.

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The red roof building in the background is the new home of
TrainWeb.com and TrainParty.com.

Click here for photos of the Train Watching Lookout Point from April 7, 2008.

Click here for photos of the Train Watching Lookout Point from May 14, 2008.

Click here for more photos from the early days of the Train Watching Lookout Point.

Click here for other photos.


DEPOT INN & SUITES / SILVER RAILS RESORT / LA PLATA, MISSOURI
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