Additional railroad artifacts are also on display throughout the interior and exterior of the Depot Inn & Suites itself. Click here for photographs of some of those items. An operating Lionel Layout has been installed in the Ex-Amtrak Mail Handling Car (MHC) that is located in the car to the north of the exhibit car. There are also many other locations of interest to train enthusiasts within a short walk of the Exhibition of Amtrak History including the Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Train Watching Lookout Cabin, the restored historic Santa Fe Depot / Amtrak Station, the Silver Rails Event Center, and the TrainWeb.com / TrainParty.com building. Click here for information on these other locations.
- Click here for photos and report by Carl Morrison.
- Click here for photos and report by Chris Guenzler.
- Click here for Grand Opening Photos & Report by Chris Guenzler.
The goal of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) is to build in La Plata, Missouri, an 80,000 square foot museum devoted to the American history of passenger rail. Other aspects of railroad history will also be featured. Additional educational aspects proposed by the APRHF include a museum of Missouri heritage and a pavilion of clean energy generation, especially in how each of these relates to the history and future of passenger rail travel. For more information on these proposed educational exhibits, please click here.