An Exhibition of Amtrak History
at the Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata, Missouri
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Depot Inn and Suites
1245 N. Brown St.
La Plata , MO 63549
Free shuttle service will be provided from and to the La Plata Amtrak Station (LAP) and the Kirksville Airport (IRK).
When you make your reservation with the hotel, be sure to let them know if you will be arriving by train or plane.
Three Big Events!!
Schedule for Saturday, February 23, 2008:
- Ribbon Cutting of the "Exhibition of Amtrak History,"
- Ribbon Cutting of the "Silver Rails Event Center" and
- "Silver Rails Event Center" Evening Gala!
1:30 PM Central Time:
Ribbon Cutting of the "Exhibition of Amtrak History"
This will take place in front of the 2 ex-Amtrak U.S.Mail Freight Cars that are on a special siding right next to the
Depot Inn & Suites. A significant amount of Amtrak memorabilia will be on display inside these cars from almost every year
of Amtrak's existence. This will include almost the entire collection of the Amtrak Historical Society, plus everything
related to Amtrak that has been collected by TrainWeb.com itself, or donated to us by the many visitors to our website.
The interior of the two railcars are heated, lighted, and have ramps for wheelchairs. The railcars will remain open to
visitors from the time of the ribbon cutting until late evening.
3:30 PM Central Time:
Ribbon Cutting of the "Silver Rails Event Center"
This is the new event center in Downtown La Plata for business conferences, weddings, and other social events.
Just like the Depot Inn & Suites, it will have a railroad theme throughout! Free shuttle service will be provided
between the Depot Inn and Downtown La Plata for this event.
After the ribbon cutting, visitors will be able to walk through the Silver Rails Event Center and enjoy beverages and
refreshments at the end of their walk through. This open house will run from about 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM. The shuttle will
make a number of runs to get everyone to and from this event.
6:00 PM Central Time:
Silver Rails Event Center Evening Gala! (Click Here to view a PDF of the poster!)
This will be the first Gala Event at the Silver Rails Event Center and will be held on the evening of its Grand Opening!
Jacket required. Please contact the hotel at 1-888-814-3669 to make your reservation and purchase tickets to this event at
$15 per person. The 500 available tickets are almost sold out so please make your reservations soon.
Profits from ticket sales will go towards the Exhibition of Amtrak History.
This Evening Gala is the ONLY fee event on this day. There is no charge to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies and
walk-throughs of the Exhibition of Amtrak History and the Silver Rails Event Center held earlier the same day. There is
also no fee for admission to the Exhibition of Amtrak History nor to spend as much time as you like watching trains at the
newly enclosed and heated
Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout Point by the BNSF mainline.
- 6:00 pm Social Hour
- 7:00 pm Welcome and Dinner
- 8:00 pm Silver Rails Resort - Presentations & Introductions
- 9:00 pm Dancing (Music by Shown-n-off Photo and DJ Service)
- Cash Bar offering soft drinks, beer, wine, and mixed drinks available 6-12pm
For those of you that will be visiting from out of town who chose not to attend the Evening Gala Event,
the Depot Inn & Suites will be serving free snacks and beverages and playing railroad movies in the hotel conference room.
The Exhibition of Amtrak History will remain open for the evening.
Also, there will be a send-off gathering at the La Plata Amtrak Depot for the departure of Chris Guenzler and all others
that may be departing on the westbound 8:06 PM Amtrak Southwest Chief Saturday evening.
Silver Rails Resort:
Click Here* to view the Silver Rails Resort PowerPoint Slide Show.
Also, an excellent report about the Silver Rails Resort project can be found in Raymond York's La Plata Trip Report.
now to view that trip report and additional details about the Silver Rails Resort project.
These two new facilities are just the first steps in the building of the 160 acre Silver Rails Resort.
A presentation about the entire project will be provided at the evening Gala and at some time during the day to be announced later.
* The PowerPoint Slide Show link may work better in the
Firefox Web Browser
than in Internet Explorer. We are researching this problem and hope to have a solution for Internet Explorer users shortly.
Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout Point
For those of you that have not heard, the
Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout Point is now enclosed and heated!
You can now watch trains on the BNSF mainline from the enclosed comfort of the Lookout Point year round!
A radio scanner built into the facility lets you listen in on all railroad radio communications while you are there.
Click here for photos and more info about the lookout point.
Make Your Reservations Soon!
The Depot Inn & Suites is SOLD OUT for this event, but provision has been arranged for the overflow of reservations
to be handled by another nearby hotel, including transportation to the events. Please contact the
Depot Inn & Suites at 1-888-814-3669 to make reservations and arrange transportation at the alternate hotel.
We hope to see you there. Thank you!
DEPOT INN & SUITES / SILVER RAILS RESORT / LA PLATA, MISSOURI
Train Watching /
Amtrak Exhibition /
For Travel Arrangements & Info e-mail: travel@SilverRails.net or call: 877-459-5900 (toll-free).
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