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2016 Silver Rails Model Train Show

It is year number 7 for us. We are already looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Vendors are signing up already. Come on out and see us.
The American …

Lookout Point Renovations Going Well!!

It is hot out there but things are moving along. The walls are studded in, insulated and covered. Electrical has been updated and the next big project is coming up on July …

Breaking News!! The Lookout Point is Going to be Upgraded!!!

Brrr its cold in here and snow is blowing in!! Unfortunately this is the case with the Lookout Point here in La Plata, Missouri. The siding on it is 7 years old and the …

The Silver Rails Gallery is Really Taking Shape Now.

Sometimes it just takes a little free time and starting a project to get things really rolling on all fronts, this is what happened at the Gallery. Thanks to memberships and …

The Silver Rails Event Center “A Fine Place To Celebrate”

The APRHF does have a not so little secret in LaPlata that is enjoyed by many. It is the Silver Rails Event Center. This venue is operated by our Vice President Amy Cox. She …

Lets Take a Walk to the APRHF Exhibition of Amtrak History

It is finished!! The APRHF collected enough bricks from different places to finish the walkway to the Exhibition of Amtrak History. We hope this is only a temporary walkway …

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Wow I can see again!! ¬†Proclaimed a message on Facebook. Yes we know it has been quite a while since the trees were cleared. Funds are tight so this project had to wait. …

‘Ultimate Junior Ranger’ Rides on Final Trails & Rails Trip

 
Since May 18 2013, National Park Service Trails & Rails volunteers have rode the 298 miles between Chicago¬† and La Plata on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line …

Galesburg Railroad Days a Fun Time with the Exhibit Train

Sometimes it takes a while to answer emails and sometimes it is done in record fashion. The email requesting us to work the Exhibit train in Galesburg, ILL was answered in …

The Road to the Lookout is Longer!! Storm Damage in La Plata

Hello everyone. The APRHF president wanted to update you on the condition of the lookout road in LaPlata, MO. We know quite a few folks like to come and watch trains from …