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La Plata Spring 2014 Railfan Event Day 1



by Chris Guenzler



I got up at the Depot Inn and Suites in the Pullman Suite at 4:30 AM and headed out to the Lookout Point to work on the lsasdt story. At 6:15 AM I return to the hotel and went out to the lobby to have breakfast. I met the group which included myself, Winston Walker, Christy Walker and John Green. We went out to the rental car and headed south down US 63 to US 36 which we took west to the Bevier exit and saw the ruins of the Pear Tree Restaurant before I parked the car.





Bevier Southern 2-6-0 112. From here we took Route C to Route F then Missouri Highway 3 south to Clifton Hill.





The Clifton Hill Wabash Station. From here we took US Highway 24 to Moberly then Hollman Street to Quinn Street







NS BNSF 5251 West at Moberly.





UP 4717 East waits to leave Moberly. From here we went to the Wabash Railroad Museum parking.





CM&STP Pullman Indiana GTLX 100.





The old Moberly RPO Building houses the Wabash Railroad Museum.





Wabash Caboose 2722. From here we took Route A from Moberly south to Higbee but found no train station there. We then drove Route A to Route B to Clark.





The NS/KCS Diamond at Clark. We went back to US 63 then went east on Missouri Highway 22 stopping at MacDonalds for breakfast. From here we drove east in to Mexico.





NS GP-60 7135 at Mexico. Bad news the Wabash staion building is gone.





The Chicago & Alton or Gulf Mobile & Ohio Station in Mexico. We took Missouri Highway 22 to Missouri Highway 124 to Route B to North Brown Station Road.





Three views of the Columbia Star Dinner train at Columbia. Next we drove downtown .





The Wabash Station in Columbia.





The MKT Station in Columbia. From here we went west on Interstate 70 to Missouri Highway 87 to West Spring Street and a right on 1st Street.





The MKT station in Boonville.





MKT Caboose 134 at Boonville. We went back across the Missouri River on Missouri Highway 87 and went into New Franklin.





MKT Caboose 127 in New Franklin. From here we took West Broadway to Stephen Ave into Franklin.





The MKT Station in Franklin.





Two views of the MKT turntable in Franklin. From here took Crew Avenue then west on Missouri Highway 5 to Missouri Highway 87 north to Glasgow.





The C&A or GM&O Station in Glasgow.





The KCS bridge across the Missouri River in Glasgow. From here we took Missouri Highway 240 into Slater.





The C&A or GM&O Station in Slater.





KCS SD-40B 913 at Slater.





KCS SD70ACe 4141 at Slater. From here we took Missouri Highway 240 into Marshall.





The C&A or GM&O Station in Marshall. From Marshall we took Missouri Highway 41 to US 24 to Missouri Highway 139 north to Bosworth.





BNSF 7243 East at Bosworth. We took Route UU out to the second bridge.









BNSF 7201 East at the second bridge west of Bosworth.











Union Pacific 7997 West at the second bridge west of Bosworth. We took Route UU back to the first bridge.











Union Pacific 8028 East at the first bridge west of Bosworth. From here we took Route UU to Route M to CR 351.





A barn at County Road CR 351.







BNSF 6801 East at County Road CR 351. We went back south to Route M then went east to Route Z west to Hogridge Avenue.









BNSF 7184 West at Hogridge Avenue. We took Route Z back to Route M to Missouri Highway 11 north to Brookfield.





BNSF 5006 West came into Brookfield. More bad news the CB&Q station building is gone.





A BNSF caboose in Brookfield. We took US Highway 36 to Missouri Highway 139 to Sumner.





Two views of the BNSF bridge across the Grand River just west of Sumner. We went east on Missouri Highway 139 to State Highway E to Missouri Highway 11 to State Highway E east through Rothville.





BNSF 6807 East at Rothville.







BNSF track gang at Rothville. We took State Highway E to Route JJ to Kansas Street into Marceline.





Santa Fe 2-8-0 2546 at Marceline. From here we took Missouri Highway 5 to US Highway 36 then Missouri Highway 139 north to Ethel then Route F to Route J to Missouri Highway 3 to Missouri Highway 156 to Missouri Highway 3 to Missouri Highway 11 to US Highway 63 to Kirksville and Colton Steakhouse. After dinner it was back south down US Highway 63 to the Depot Inn & Suites. I went out to the Chris Guenzler Million Mile Lookout Point to finish the story and to upload it. I laballed the pictures before returning to the Depot Inn & Suites and found the Internet now working. I took a sauna bath before calling it a night.



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