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Silver Rails Country 2012: The Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library
  On October 18th, my final day in Silver Rails Country, I wanted to visit the Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library which is located at 109 South Gex St. in downtown La Plata. The gallery is run by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation and as of my visit, featured contributions from the following photographers/artists: Jackie Hadnot, Chris Guenzler, J. Craig Thorpe, Jim Jordan, Ken Barrett, Tony Escarsega, Nathan Chidester, Nick Smith, Carl Morrison, Robert Tabern, and Will Anderson. Several photographer's displays in the gallery also feature digital photo frames with many more of their photos on "digital display". Included here is a photo essay of this fine gallery of railroad art. Special thanks to Bob Cox for providing the list of people contributing their work to the gallery and to Amy Cox for the tour of the gallery!!!
The Silver Rails Gallery is located on South Gex Street in downtown La Plata, MO.
A railroad dispatcher's board provided by the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.
From artist Jackie Hadnot, the gallery features these wooden wall sculptures of Union Pacific's 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" #4002
and Southern Pacific's "Daylight" 4-8-4 #4449.
The center of the gallery features this HO Scale model train layout.
Another view of this excellent layout!
OK, I said this before and I'll say it again, I want to get back into model trains again!!!
Carl Morrison's photography on display at the gallery. If you have a question regarding any of his photography,
he can be reached via e-mail at
More of Carl Morrison's work along with photography by Robert Tabern on the right side of this photo.
More photography on display including a beautiful photo of a passenger train at sunset by Tony Escarsega.
The artwork of J. Craig Thorpe is also on display at the gallery.
The gallery also features the photography of Chris Guenzler.
In the back of the gallery, you'll find the Memorial Library featuring a large selection of books about everything related to trains!
The library also features a large selection of railroad videos in addition to books!
  You can find out more great information about upcoming events at the Silver Rails Gallery by checking out their web site below. After visiting this fine gallery, I was given a tour of the nearby Silver Rails Event Center. For the final venue I visited in Silver Rails Country, click in the link to check it out!!!