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


Annual Convention

2024 Pueblo, CO - Click Here for Info


Company Store

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.

Click here to go to the Company Store home page to see the latest items available.


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.

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. 


The Eagle magazine

The current issue is Fall 2023; Volume 48, Number 3

The Fall 2023 issue has been printed and mailed. If you have not received it, it should be arriving soon.

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..

 Help support the MPHS financially

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


Website Issues

The Society is currently working on a completely new website at www.mopac.org. Until this project is complete (tentatively November 2023), we will have to limp along with the old site. Some unforeseen circumstances have created some issues for users and potential users on the current site. 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. 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.


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.

Thanks for your interest in the MPHS.


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