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La Plata 2012 Spring Railfan Event Day 1 Part 2 4/2/2012

by Chris Guenzler

From Brookfield we drove south down MO Highway 11 to Mike Road and went west to the tracks and the grade crossing.

BNSF 6675 West at Mike Road. From here we went west to the Mendon grade crossing.

BNSF 7908 East at Mendon.

Union Pacific 7820 West at Mendon. We drove back out to Missouri Highway 11 and took that to Route E going through Rothville to the BNSF grade crossing.

A future picture location.

There is no station on Depot Road. We took JJ to Kansas Ave into Marceline.

The Marceline Coaling Tower. I took our guys over to the Marceline Station so they could get pictures of the station and the steam engine. Once done we headed back to bridge 4 to wait for a westbound BNSF train.

The picture location.

First the track work equipment went by our location.

BNSF 658 West at old bridge 4. From here we returned to La Plata. We stopped by to see Bob Cox before heading back to the Depot Inn & Suites. But first, one more train stopped us on the way back there.

BNSF 7234 West came through La Plata. We returned to the hotel. At 4:15 PM we all met and I drove us to Colton Steakhouse in Kirksville where I had a well deserved Top Sirloin. Back in my room later, I worked on the story before I drove them down to the Silver Rails Gallery. After that I finished the stories then called it a night.