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La Plata, MO
La Plata Station - November 2015.JPG
The La Plata station in November 2015 as seen from the coach of a Southwest Chief
Location535 North Owensby Street
La Plata, MO 63549
Coordinates 40°01′45″N 92°29′38″W / 40.0291°N 92.4939°W / 40.0291; -92.4939
LA PLATA (AMTRAK STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

40°01′45″N 92°29′38″W / 40.0291°N 92.4939°W / 40.0291; -92.4939
Line(s) BNSF Railway Marceline Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
Station codeLAP
Passengers (2016)11,877 [1]Increase 1.7%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward  Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward  Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward  Los Angeles
Main Line
toward  Los Angeles
Main Line
Major stations
Location of the La Plata Amtrak Station.
Location of the La Plata Amtrak Station.
Location within Missouri

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. It also hosts a Virtual Railfan camera. [2]

Nearby colleges


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ La Plata(LAP) – Great American Stations (Amtrak)

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