Street Address
109 South Gex Street
LaPlata, MO 63549
Mailing Address
109 South Gex Street
LaPlata, MO 63549
Monday, Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday - Thursday2 PM - 5 PM
Weekends by appointment
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Bob Cox, Curator
Amy Cox, Assistant Curator and Tour Guide


The Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library is dedicated entirely to railroad art and literature. We explore all types of mediums in our exhibit room including watercolor, wood carving, colored pencil, photography and oils. That is only the beginning. This is a living museum so that when you come to visit it for a second time there will be something new for you too see. The library is stocked full of railroad books and magazines for your reference ands study. The Curator of the Silver Rails Gallery is Bob Cox and the gallery is funded by donations and sales of prints and gifts from our gift shop and online store. Go to to find out more about how you be a part of this great attraction, donate books or be a member of the non-profit group that operates it in Silver Rails Country.


The Silver Rails Gallery is new it was opened in March of 2010. This gallery was born out of the idea that there is no art galery that is dedicated to railroad art.

Research Collections

The Library has an extensive collection of railroad books, timetables, magazines etc for study and research.

Educational Programs

Exhibit of different types of mediums that can be used in art, Gallery tours with explanation of each artist/photographers view on how they do their work.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: No


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental