Silver Rails Gallery is a permanent space in La Plata, Missouri, USA which displays significant works of art in the canon of railroad artistry. Established in 2010, Silver Rails Gallery will feature paintings, photographs, three-dimensional works, poetry, literature, artifacts, multimedia works, and performances that document, honor, and capture the experience of railroading throughout American history. Whether seen through the eyes of a railroad worker, a passenger, a train enthusiast, or a citizen, railroad art can serve to broaden our view of the important roles railroads and trains continue to play in society.
Silver Rails Gallery is one of the world's only standalone art galleries and museum spaces dedicated entirely to works of railroad-related art. Housed in a historic "Old West" building on the town square of La Plata, the gallery space recently completed extensive renovations. The gallery also contains the Silver Rails Memorial Library, a repository of railroad artifacts from the estates of late railroaders and train enthusiasts. Taken together, we hope these efforts will cement Silver Rails Gallery's status as the premier center of railroad cultural heritage.
All proceeds from sales of original art, prints, and other gifts at Silver Rails Gallery benefit the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to establishing, expanding, and maintaining an educational exhibition in La Plata featuring the history of passenger rail in America.
Silver Rails Gallery is located at 109 South Gex Street, La Plata, MO 63549. We are currently open to the public Monday and Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday through Thursday, 6 PM - 9 PM, and by appointment. For more information, please call Bob Cox at 1-660-956-4157. Please also see the news release from our grand opening.