Welcome to the Missouri Pacific Historical Society website. Home of the Eagles. 

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   Our mission is to preserve and promote the heritage of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and it's affiliates. This includes the Texas & Pacific, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Kansas Oklahoma & Gulf, Alton & Southern and many other roads that were part of the MP family.

Please consider becoming a member and help us keep this history alive. 

Our History

The Missouri Pacific Historical Society, Inc. was organized as a not-for-profit corporation in 1980. It is chartered in the state of Missouri for the purpose of obtaining, preserving, and sharing information and material relating to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and its subsidiaries. The current MPHS is an outgrowth of a prior group which was formed in 1974. The society's area of interest includes not only the Missouri Pacific Railroad, past to present, but its predecessor railroads. These include but are not limitied to Texas & Pacific; Chicago & Eastern Illinois; St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico; International Great Northern; Gulf Coast Lines; St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern; New Orleans, Texas and Mexico; Missouri-Illinois.

Annual meetings began in 1981 and are rotated throughout the Missouri Pacific system as feasible. In addition to the society's business, varied programs covering the Missouri Pacific and its history are given for the benefit of those attending.

The Society publishes an illustrated quarterly magazine called "The Eagle." Each issue contains current news and articles of historical interest. Rosters of equipment, technical information and data, and modeling projects are just a few of many items of interest published along with the business of the society. All members are urged to contribute material for publication. Along with the magazine, the Society produces a full color calendar of photos from across the railroad covering all eras.

Please visit our membership page for more information - Click Here


Website Issues

The Society is currently working on a major upgrade to the website – www.mopac.org. This process is taking much longer than expected and this has created some issues for users and potential users. Listed here is some information that might help ease your frustration with using the site in its current condition.

• User Registration – Unless you set up an account when you first made an on-line purchase from the Company Store, you will quickly discover that the website does not allow you to do so, otherwise. User self-registration is currently disabled due to an extreme number of fake accounts created by hackers. We hope to have this remedied when the site is fully upgraded. If you have issues or concerns, contact the webmaster at this email address – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
• Security Token Error Messages – Some users are experiencing issues when visiting our site that have an error message that mentions them having an invalid security token. This is partly due to using old bookmarks. Part of the upgrade procedure included gaining a security certificate for the site. Old bookmarks will not make your session secure. If you do get one of these error messages, you should close your browser window, clear your browser cache and then open a new window and enter the full URL – www.mopac.org. This normally corrects the error. Be sure you replace any bookmarks with the new site address.
• The BB Forum has some major software issues and has limited functionality. This is our first priority for upgrade and correction. There is no timeline for getting this feature back in order, but we will let all concerned know when it is back to working as intended.
• There are plans in place to make the website a great experience for all users. It will take time and money, so please be patient. We will get there.


Dues Increase

The rising costs of printing the magazine and calendar along with increases by the postal service for delivery have forced us to increase dues for 2023. We postponed this as long as possible, but the time has finally come. We have a new membership level this year, as well. Please visit the membership page for more details.


New Member Incentive

In addition to four issues of "The Eagle" magazine, a yearly calendar (delivered in the fall for following year), discounts at the Company Store, and full access to the Archives Image Gallery on our website; new members will also receive a welcome packet that includes six assorted (our choice) back issues  of "The Eagle" magazine.


Annual Convention

(Information updated 1-23-2023, hotel reservation link added)

The 2023 convention will be held in Wichita,KS on October 5-8.

 Our venue this year is the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita.

Information on the convention can be found - here.

The 2024 convention is scheduled to be held in Pueblo, CO, jointly, with the Rio Grand Historical Society.


Company Store

(Information updated 2-16-2023)

Our Company Store carries a wide variety of items that are sure to please the Missouri Pacific modeler or historian. We have a nice inventory and selection of apparel, models, books, CD/DVDs, among other items that are available and ready to ship. 

All sales at the Company Store benefit the Society and enable us to support the Archives and fund on-going operating expenses.

Recently Added:

"The Eagle" magazine Winter 2022

Knit Cap/Beanie with MoPac Logo

MoPac Drink Can Coozies

Moloco HO ART 50' RBL Boxcars

Cabooses of the Missouri Pacific Lines - Book

MPHS 2023 Calendar - On Sale

Passenger Trains of Texas - Missouri Pacific - Book

Two Railroads Two Towns - Book

Athearn MP/TP ACF 2970 cf Covered Hoppers - HO

Athearn F7 MP/TP Diesel - HO

Major Price Reduction on Tangent Greenville 86' Boxcar - HO

Use this link to check out all of our new items: Company Store.


MPHS Produced Books

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Charlie Duckworth's latest book for the Society, titled "Selected Photographs from the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives," is in stock at our Store. It features mostly black & white images from the Joe Collias collection which was acquired by our archives. These images were taken by Joe, Wayne Leeman and others. Images include Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, Missouri-Illinois, the Muskogee Roads and Missouri Southern trains. This book can be ordered now with free shipping. Follow this link to the item page in our Company Store - Selected Photographs


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Charlie's first book, "Down the Iron Mountain Route," is still available. It's an interesting look at the railroad in Arkansas and is based on information derived from the ICC valuation efforts which took place in the early 1900s. Click here for more information.


The Eagle magazine

The current issue is Winter 2022; Volume 47, Number 4

The Winter 2022 issue has been delivered. The Spring 2023 issue is headed to the printer. 

Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that comes with each issue of the magazine. If it ends with the current issue (indicated above), you should renew, immediately. This will ensure that you receive the next issue without interruption. If your renewal dues payment arrives late, your subscription to the magazine could lapse and you might miss an issue. If that happens your only option will be to buy one through the Company Store... if there are any copies available. 

Save yourself some trouble. Renew, NOW, don't delay. Our production runs do not include very many extra issues. Once the supply is exhausted, there will be no more. Remember, prompt renewal is helpful to both you and the Society. If you have any questions about your magazine subscription, the annual calendar or any other membership related questions, send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An all-time index of "The Eagle" magazine is now available- Click Here.


 Help support the MPHS financially

Do you buy products at Amazon, or on eBay? If so, you can support the MPHS. Go to this page for details: www.mopac.org/mphs-membership/support-the-mphs


Doc's Caboose, in Kansas City, MO is an official merchandising partner of the MPHS.

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Click Here to go to Doc's website.


Have you signed up for the MoPac Bulletin Board Forum?

The MPHS sponsored forum for Missouri Pacific and related topics is now live. Registering on the main site will automatically register you on the forum. This method will allow you to access both sites with just one username and password. If you have been registered at mopac.org, but have not logged in recently, please log in to the main site before proceeding to the forum. This action will automatically add you to the forum membership roster. Membership in the MPHS is not required.



While we no longer have a guest book, we would still be glad to hear from you. If you have any comments, feel free to send an email to MoPac Bob. He would love to hear from you - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If this link does not open your email program, please copy and paste the address as shown in the link.

If you have specific questions about the Missouri Pacific Railroad, any of its subsidiaries, or the Missouri Pacific Historical Society, please join our Bulletin Board Forum as shown above. Your questions will be viewed by the most knowledgeable individuals that we have available in the shortest period of time.

Thanks for your interest in the MPHS.


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