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2014 La Plata Spring Railfan Event Day 4 4/9/2014



by Chris Guenzler



After having waffles for breakfast I stopped at the Bank of La Plata ATM before meeting the group at 6:40 AM and soon John, Christy and I were off for Marceline. Our first stop was the Pioneer Road grade crossing. We did not have long to wait.





Me and my shadows.









BNSF 6984 East at the Pioneer Road Crossing. From here we headed out west from Mendon.





A BNSF DPU at Route E. We took Route E out to Missouri Highway 11 south to Route BB to Whitham Road where we set up for pictures.









BNSF at the Whitham Ave grade crossing. From here we drove to the Atchison Ave grade crossing.









BNSF 6552 at the Atchison Ave grade crossing. From here we went over to the Snyder Ave grade crossing.









Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train 4 at the Snyder Ave grade crossing. From here we headed east to Porche Prairie Road.





The old Wabash grade with the underpass under the BNSF still there today.











BNSF 5745 East at the Route 113 grade crossing also known as Porche Prairie Road.









BNSF 6806 East at the Newhall Road grade crossing. From here we had more crossings west of Marceline to do.







BNSF 6806 East at the Route JJ grade crossing.







BNSF 6514 East at the Bristol Road grade crossing. From here we went east to the Long Branch Road grade crossing.





West Marceline and the old Santa Fe signal bridge.





New rail waiting to be installed with the code SDI USD 6093910-504 136RE.





West Marceline.









BNSF 6952 East at West Marceline at the Long Branch Road grade crossing.





The nice farmer who waited for me to take my pictures before spraying his land. We stopped at Casey's before starting back to La Plata.





BNSF 5154 East at the Missouri Highway 129 grade crossing.













BNSF CN 5793 West at the Missouri Highway 129 grade crossing.





BNSF 6568 East at the Route Z grade crossing. We then continued on the way back to La Plata but made another stop.







BNSF 5154 East at the Missouri Highway 5 bridge. From here we stopped at the CR Market then dropped something off for Winston at the hotel before we started out to the old bridge west of Gibbs.





BNSF 6568 East at the Route E. From here we went out to the old bridge west of Gibbs.







Union Pacific CSX 69 at the old bridge west of Gibbs.









BNSF 4976 West at the old bridge east of Gibbs. From here I went back to the hotel to drop off John and Christy before I went to Trainparty.







Union Pacific 6812 West at La Plata. After that I went back to the Depot Inn & Suites to work on the story before going to Colton's Steakhouse in Kirksville. That ended the Spring 2014 La Plata Spring Railfan Event. I relaxed the rest of the evening then I took a sauna bath then called it a night.



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