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The domain name "TRAINWEB.COM" was registered on December 6, 1996. That makes this the 10th anniversary of! TrainWeb will have a combined celebration of our 10th Anniversary and the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting of our new building in La Plata, Missouri, on Saturday, December 9th, 2006. You are invited to attend!

If you would like to attend, make your hotel reservations directly with the Depot Inn & Suites by calling 888-814-3669. Let them know you are coming for the TrainWeb Grand Opening Celebration and you will receive a 10% discount off the normal room rates. Also, please click here to send e-mail to me at to let me know that you will be coming to our event!


This is just a proposed list of events and times that will probably
change a bit as we get closer to the actual date of the celebration.

The best way to get to La Plata is by the Amtrak Southwest Chief. Alternatively, you can fly into Kansas City, Missouri, and then rent a car for the 3 hour drive to La Plata. Depending on your timing, you may be able to book a connecting flight to Kirksville which is only about 13 miles from La Plata. You also might be able to connect with the Southwest Chief between Kansas City and La Plata to do the last 2 hours of your trip to La Plata by train as I did on my most recent trip (Click here to read that travelogue). Another possibility is to fly to Chicago and then take the westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief to La Plata, about a 5 hour train journey.

If you are looking for flights to Kansas City, try Midwest Airlines. They are a discount all first-class airline that has several flights from around the nation into Kansas City. Southwest Airlines also offers quite a few flights into Kansas City every day.

All the partners that own TrainWeb will be at this celebration, including Ray Burns, Shivam Surve, Stephen Grande and Barbara Cepinko, plus a number of our major correspondents including Chris Guenzler and Carl Morrison. The event will be covered "live" on "Lets Talk Trains" by Radio Talk Show Host Richard Hamilton who will be broadcasting from the event in La Plata in person! So, be sure to join us in person yourself in La Plata, or listen in to live coverage of this event on Saturday, December 9, 2006, 10 AM to Noon Pacific Time on "Lets Talk Trains!"

As more details become available, they will be posted to this page. Please check back frequently!

More Info About TrainWeb's New Building and La Plata, Missouri:
Suggested Travel Itineraries
Effort to Establish An Amtrak History Museum
Steve Grande's Travelogue
Ray Burn's Travelogue
Depot Inn & Suites
City of La Plata, Missouri

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