2010 New Years For Train Enthusiasts
at The Depot Inn & Suites and Silver Rails Event Center
in La Plata, Missouri
New Years: Come to the First Train Enthusiasts' New Year Celebration in La Plata, Missouri!
Sep & Oct: Walk the Steam Loco Corn Maze at the Depot Inn & Suites Autumn Harvest Celebration!
There will be a 2010 New Year Celebration at the Depot Inn & Suites with events scheduled from
New Year's Eve on Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 through Sunday, January 3, 2010, at the Depot Inn &
Suites in La Plata, Missouri.
So far there are a number of people from the Southern California Train Travel Meetup Group
planning to be there including Stephen Grande and his wife, Bob Manning and his wife and
Chris Guenzler. And of course the whole TrainWeb crew including Ray Burns and Shivam Surve (back
from India) will be there. From the Depot Inn & Suites Tom and Kelly Marshall, Maria Snodgrass,
and Shelli Tucker will be there along with the rest of the Depot Inn & Suites staff.
Stephen Grande and Bob Manning and their wives will be departing from Fullerton on the
Amtrak Southwest Chief on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 and arriving into La Plata on New Year's Eve,
Thursday, December 31, 2009. They'll both be leaving from La Plata on Sunday evening, January 3,
2010, on the westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief.
Train enthusiasts throughout the nation are invited to come celebrate New Year's Eve in La Plata.
This will probably be the first of a new tradition of New Years for Train Enthusiasts at the
Depot Inn & Suites. Come and take part in a new railroad tradition! Maybe this new tradition will
never gain the notoriety of the "Mooning of Amtrak", but at least you can participate while still
keeping your pants up!
In order to get the economics of this event to work there is a 3-night minimum stay at the hotel.
But I'm sure everyone wants to be there by New Year's Eve at the latest and wouldn't want to leave
till the end of the weekend anyway! When you call to make your reservation, be sure to mention you
are coming for the Train Enthusiasts New Years. The hotel rooms are all blocked out and only
available to those attending this event.
I know New Years Eve is still a long way off but there are only 30 rooms at the hotel and a lot of
train enthusiasts from across the nation may want to participate in the first year of this new
annual tradition. I'm posting this here now so that members of this group will have the first
opportunity to make their travel plans and reservations.
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If you need any help with train, plane, hotel or car reservations, please call Carole Walker at
877-459-5900. A rental car is not needed if you only plan to come for this Train Enthusiast
New Year's Extended Weekend Event as shuttle service will be provided. But if you will want to go
off on your own, car rentals are available. Either call Carole at 877-459-5900 or
for additional travel information.
For those of you would like a bit more time railfanning in La Plata, come early, stay late, or
both, and join Chris Guenzler on his extended stay in La Plata from December 27, 2009 through
January 5, 2010! (Those are the latest/earliest dates you can arrive/leave from La Plata if you
want to travel using Amtrak Guest Rewards). If you extend your stay either way you'll be able to
join Chris on some of his railfan sightseeing in the area.
More details about this event will be posted at a later date but now would be a good time to start
thinking about making your travel plans and reservations!
We hope to see you there! Happy New Year!
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