La Plata, Missouri USA - Virtual Railfan LIVE

  • Published on:  1/9/2019
  • Started streaming on May 19, 2017Welcome to Virtual Railfan, please read this important info.Want to take a trip to La Plata? Stay at the Depot Inn & Suites: out Bob & Amy Cox's business, Train Party: is a live stream of La Plata, Missouri, USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. You are welcome to join our family friendly chat, but keep in mind that there’s a community with rules already established. Please check them out below.This pair of cameras are on the BNSF Marceline Sub at milepost 312.7.Radio Feed: Map: (Courtesy of Curt Lundgren, thanks Curt!)La Plata East: Plata West: us raise funds for the displays at the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation: homepage: or distribution of our videos is strictly prohibited without permission.CHAT RULES:• Be polite and respectful• Use English, we need a single language to be able to understand each other. If you’re not fluent, please use a translator such as Google Translate:• Don’t post in ALL CAPS or use excessive emojis, letters or characters.• Don’t discuss politics, religion, race, sex, violence, disturbing details about train or vehicle accidents, or anything like that. We try to be mindful of any children who may be watching. • Don't use the terms "foamer" or "foaming" in your comments or your username. Many railfans find them derogatory and offensive.• The conversation here is trains, and please remember that it needs to come first. Off topic conversation such as music, sports, jokes, etc. is fine, but it must be kept in balance with on topic.• Please keep conversations of personal issues (medical, domestic, legal, etc.) out of the chat; take it to messaging or email. Remember, you are sharing information with hundreds of people, not just those directly involved in the chat.• Don’t ask to become a moderator. It’s earned. If we’re interested in your assistance, we will contact you.• Just be nice, it’s amazing what happens when we’re all nice to each other.THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU BANNED: • Inappropriate usernames• Profanity• Asking for subscriptions (subs)• Being intentionally disruptive, creating arguments or any other jerk-like behavior • Not following the moderators’ instructionsABOUT THIS FEED:La Plata, MO, in Northern Missouri, is located on BNSF Railway's Marceline Subdivision at milepost 312.7, part of their Southern Transcon, the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) mainline between Chicago and Los Angeles.Amtrak’s "Southwest Chief" passenger train stops here twice a day; the eastbound train #4 in the morning and the westbound train #3 in the evening.The typical BNSF freight train volume is between 50 and 70 trains per 24 hours. There are 2 cameras available.There is an ATCS layout available, as well as a radio feed for the western part of the BNSF Marceline Sub, listening to AAR road channel 30, 160.560 (also includes Norfolk Southern's Kansas City District, on road channel 22, 160.440): default camera is facing east, and the other camera faces west. Desktop users can use the suitcase icon at the bottom of the video to toggle between cams. For other devices, you can access the west cam here: will see lots of Amish and Mennonite folks at the station. Please be respectful of these communities in chat.When’s the next train? Yeah, we get this a lot. You can figure out the next Amtrak passenger train with this handy link:’s no schedule for freight trains, but some of our more knowledgeable members will provide real-time information when it’s available. Please refrain from asking.ABOUT VIRTUAL RAILFAN: Virtual Railfan currently has 33 cams from 3 countries. Visit our website for memberships, more free cams, and our own live chat. Thanks for stopping by, we’re glad you’re here! Website: Facebook: Twitter: Know a good location for a camera? We’d love to hear! Please email us at If you have any contacts in the area, please let us know.


  • Victor K. 4 months ago

    Oh no, gone again?! Did Nightbot go on vacation? I miss him actually as this place.😢

  • Sabrina Ewing 4 months ago

    Hi all YT has been having issues with other things also on my end anyway i think they need to up grade the servers or something

  • Steve H 4 months ago

    I've been trying to figure that out also? Have googled but no answers!

  • Catherine Schwab 4 months ago

    A couple of my other live streams are gone too

  • DommoPA 4 months ago

    Hi to all .... seems that LAP is OUT for a bit. YT, get on the ball!

  • Larry Purdy 4 months ago

    Kiwi Larry Hi everyone. are we having more problems.

  • Larry Purdy 4 months ago

    will they resolve the problem.

  • Robert Bass 4 months ago

    Per Bob Cox, this is a YouTube issue.

  • Robert Bass 4 months ago

    @Michael Jacobs Totally agree, it's bad PR.

  • Michael Jacobs 4 months ago

    @Robert BassThanks for relaying the info. It would be nice if VRf had posted something in this discussion tho. It creates ill-will between them and potential customers by not saying something. I hope the issue gets resolved soon.

  • mike walt 4 months ago

    ask vt about it. they said its a yt issue which they don't understand

  • Larry Purdy 4 months ago

    i will miss watching the trains.