The  Missouri Pacific Historical Society

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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


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Our latest book, "Down the Iron Mountain Route," is selling very well. This book, written by long-time member Charlie Duckworth, is an interesting look at the railroad in Arkansas. It is based on information derived from the ICC valuation efforts which took place in the early 1900s Click here for more information.


A new category has been created under "The MoPac Legacy" menu item. "In Memoriam" contains obituary information for former MP employees. The latest article is for Tony Fey from the KC area.

elcome to the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Website. Our mission is to preserve and promote   the heritage of the Missouri Pacific; Texas & Pacific; Chicago & Eastern Illinois; Kansas, Oklahoma     & Gulf; Alton & Southern; and all the other roads that were a part of the MP family. Please consider     becoming a member and help keep this history 

 Company Store

(Updated 11-26-2017)

New Items:

UP/MP MoPac Merger Years DVD

Tangent PS 4750 Covered Hopper - HO

ExactRail Hoppers, New Numbers - HO

Missouri Pacific Through Passenger Service In Color Book

Joe Collias Steam & Passenger Decals - HO

Illinois Coal Mine Data CD

MP Accident Book Data CD

Lonestar Models 40' Trailer - HO scale

Use this link to check out all of our new items: New at the Store.


Coming Soon:

Intermountain M-I 50' Boxcar - HO

 Atlas Master ACF Cylindrical Covered Hopper - HO 



Annual Convention - October 4-7, 2018

(Updated 11-26-2017)

The 2018 convention will be held in Austin, TX. Initial details and hotel reservation information is now available. Click this link for more info: 2018 Convention.


 The Eagle magazine

The Winter 2017 issue of The Eagle magazine will be going to the printer, soon. Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that ccomes with this issue. If your subscription ends with this issue (2017:4), you will need to renew shortly after it arrives. Don't delay. Our production runs do not allow for a large number of extra issues. You could potentially miss out on the Spring 2018 issue. Prompt renewal is helpful to you and the Society.


Check out the items we have listed at Fine Art America
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 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:


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, 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 or general questions, 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. Thanks for your interest in the MPHS.

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