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Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library

Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library

La Plata, Missouri

A Photo Essay by Carl Morrison,

October 19, 2011

Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library, 109 S. Gex St., La Plata, MO 63549, 660-956-4157, Works of Railroad Art & Photograph, a railroad gift shop, plus a collection of railroad books & journals.


The Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library with the north side of the town square reflecting in the winow.

The Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library, center.

The Rail Travel Writing and Photography Workshop attendees just inside the door of the Gallery, in the gift shop.
Artists represented in the Gallery have their works for sale here as well as tee-shirts, wooden train whistles, train videos, magnets, signs, and other railroad items.

Just inside the gallery is a restored Railway Express Agency cart with representative art from two artists.

Amy Cox leads visitors on a tour of the Gallery and Memorial Library.

Beautiful railroad themed stained glass has been added since my last visit.
Bob Cox and Brian Coleman talk in the background.

One piece shows the original La Plata Depot.

To show the wide range of  different types of rail-related art in the Gallery, I include this photo of Jackie Hadnot and his gigantic wood carvings from the Opening.  These two pieces plus others from Jackie are still in the Gallery.  If you are from California, you may have seen a recent piece about Jackie on PBS TV by Huell Houser.

Conveniently located  next door is Show-n-Off Photography and DJ Service owned by Bob and Amy Cox.

Jackie Hadnot -- Wooden Ironhorses
661-225-0316 -- workshop

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0.    Table of Contents |
1.    Depot Inn & Suites, La Plata, MO |
2.    Amtrak Station, La Plata, MO |
3.    Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library |
4.    Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout at the Depot Inn & Suites |
5.    Amish Country west of La Plata on Hwy. 156 |
6.    Downtown La Plata, Missouri, Including Santa Fe Espresso, Grandma's Home Cookin', City Hall and other photo ops in town. |
7.    Silver Rails Event Center |
8.    Atlanta, Missouri |
9.    West Winery, Macon, Missouri |
10.  Columbia Star Dinner Train, Columbia, Missouri |
11.  Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site and Danube Dr. Barn  |
12.  La Plata, Missouri, Post Office   Built in 1937
13.  LAX to LAP on the Southwest Chief.

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