Silver Rails Properties LLC owns about 40 acres of land in La Plata, Missouri. The land was origianlly acquired in order to build the Silver Rails Resort. Unfortunately, the financial collapse of 2008 destroyed this effort. By the time the economy recovered, all the founders and drivers of this effort had all scattered to other ventures. This venture is still viable, but it would take an investment of about $250 million to implement it.
Since the founders of Silver Rails still owned the 40 acres, and they are wine enthusiasts, they have turned those 40 acres into a vineyard. For more information, visit: Silver Rails Vineyards (SilverRails.vin), Silver Rails Winery (SilverRailsWinery.com) and Silver Rails Wine Country (SilverRails.wine).
Silver Rails Properties LLC, a Missouri Corporation, owns the 40 acres of the vineyard, a few barns on the property, and the 8000 square foot building that houses the Silver Rails Winery. TrainParty.com, which was created by the same founders of Silver Rails and Trainweb, had their headquarters in this building from 2016 to 2021.
Silver Rails Properties LLC used to own the Depot Inn & Suites which is next to the 40 acre Silver Rails Vineyard. Long story, but the founders of Silver Rails reluctantly purchased this hotel to prevent if from going into foreclosure which would have put a huge crimp in the effort to implement the Silver Rails Resort venture. But since the founders of Silver Rails never wanted to be hotel owners and managers, the hotel was sold a few years later.
Silver Rails Properties LLC also used to own the Silver Rails Event Center in La Plata, Missouri. The founders of Silver Rails funded the conversion of a truck repair facility into an excellent rail themed event center. After the Silver Rails Resort venture was abandoned, the Silver Rails Event Center was donated to the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was also originally created by the founders of Silver Rails. In order to raise funds for other projects, the APRHF sold the event center to the new owners of the Depot Inn & Suites.