La Plata station
The La Plata station in November 2015 as seen from the coach of a Southwest Chief
|Location||535 North Owensby Street
La Plata, MO 63549
|Line(s)||BNSF Railway Marceline Subdivision|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2016)||11,877 1.7%|
La Plata is an Amtrak train station in La Plata, Missouri, United States and is a passenger stop for Amtrak's Southwest Chief long-distance route between Chicago and Los Angeles. It was built in 1945 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad as a replacement for an 1887 passenger and freight depot that was in deteriorating condition. Efforts to replace the station were stalled by a lack of construction material during World War II. The 1945 replacement was built in Art Deco style, and was restored between 1996 and 2001 by local preservationists, a model railroad club, and a garden club.
- Truman State University, north 12.5 miles (20.1 km) in Kirksville.
- A.T. Still University, north 13.7 miles (22.0 km) in Kirksville.
- Moberly Area Community College, south 45.9 miles (73.9 km) in Moberly.
- Amtrak – Stations – La Plata, MO
- La Plata Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide – TrainWeb)
- La Plata, MO (LAP) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
- Trails and Rails
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