Live Webcam at La Plata Train Station - Missouri
The North Missouri (later Wabash) Railroad built tracks through the town in 1867. Twenty years later, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, better known as the Santa Fe, placed its route from Chicago to Kansas City through La Plata. This line, now owned by BNSF Railway, sees as many as 75 trains a day.
La Plata Rail Station is a restored Art Deco style depot constructed of wood and brick. The original passenger and freight depot, built in 1887, was in need of replacement during World War II, but building materials were scarce and not until 1945, after a fire burned portions of the building, were the interior and exterior remodelled and modernized in the popular Art Deco style.