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Courtesy of Carl Morrison of
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Train Watching Lookout Point Cabin
The lookout point is now enclosed and heated and features large windows and seating for year
round viewing of trains along the BNSF mainline. Free WiFi and electric outlets are also available.
Photos courtesy of Chris Guenzler and Carl Morrison.

The Amtrak Southwest Chief passes to the right of the lookout cabin (above to the left in the photo).

Great winter window views of the BNSF mainline from the Train Watching Lookout Cabin!
"Maw" and "Paw" restrooms are conveniently located right next to the train watching lookout. There is also an outdoor BBQ for picnics while watching trains during warmer weather.

The Train Watching Lookout Point now features FREE high speed WiFi and electric outlets to charge your notebook computer and cell phone.

During the summer months you can borrow golf carts to transport yourself from the hotel to the Train Watching Lookout.

Photos From The First Days Of The Train Watching Lookout Structure
On Monday morning, March 26, 2007, this large rectangular gazebo type structure was set on a bed of rocks perched high above the two BNSF mainlines through the City of La Plata, Missouri. The new structure provided an ideal place to watch more than 70 freight trains that travel along the rails below each day.

The above may be the first photos of a train ever taken from the Train Watching Lookout. They were taken on Tuesday, March 28, 2007, at about 7 AM.

The red roof building in the background is the new home of and

Click the below links for more photos from the early days of the Train Watching Lookout Point:
April 7, 2008 / May 14, 2008 / March 28, 2007

Click here for more info about Chris Guenzler and the naming of the Train Watching Lookout Point.

Click here for other photos.

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