What a great way to spend the 4th of July! BNSF 5124 leads a UP stack train West,through La Plata,Missouri.
In a scene repeated time and time again, BNSF 4003 leads a train past the former Santa Fe station in La Plata, now used as a station stop for Amtrak's Southwest Chief.
One of BNSF's many transcontinental intermodal trains rips through La Plata,MO on March 23,2014.
A westbound Q-CXOLAC1-12 is lined up at La Plata as the sun sets on the day. This control point in northern central Missouri is one of the few remaining signal bridges left along the Marceline Sub... (more)
A trio of 6-axle GE's are on the point of a stack train blasting east through the former Santa Fe signal bridges protected the crossovers at CP La Plata. These signals were cut over just 10 days l... (more)
New safetran signals await to be cut in in front of the east-facing signal bridge at CP La Plata on BNSF Marceline Sub.
As an update, these signals have been cut over on 1.18.14.
The BNSF Transcon is about as mundane as it gets power wise in this increasingly standardized period in railroading. It's a great place to sit and watch 70+ trains scream by most days, but you wo... (more)
La Plata, MO, is a quiet rural town of 1,500 people that still hosts a stop for Amtrak's Southwest Chief. The towns proximity to the college towns of Kirksville and Columbia draw a considerable nu... (more)
Crispy... BNSF 7889 is set out at La Plata, MO, after catching fire not far from town.
In the last minutes of the sunset, a westbound Gibson Yard, IL, to Mira Loma, CA, auto rack train screams west on the Marceline. UP at times will bring EMD power to the Transcon Main which is nice... (more)
La Plata, Missouri, has a population of about 1300 people, but by virtue of being located along the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, it has an Amtrak station stop. The town’s station was... (more)
BNSF 7019 is the lone leader on the point of an eastbound stack train blasting through town on a quiet Sunday morning. The bridge abutment to the left is the remnants of the Wabash main to Des Moi... (more)
BNSF 4516 and two other motors lead a hot Z-train east through the La Plata Crossovers still protected with Santa Fe searchlights.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief rolls in for a station stop at La Plata as a storm pushes through to the east.
A pair of EMD SD70s lead a UP autorack train westward out of La Plata Missouri.