Welcome to the
Missouri Pacific Historical Society
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.
The Missouri Pacific Historical Society, Inc. was organized in 1980 for the purpose of obtaining, preserving and sharing information and material relating to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and its subsidiaries to the society's members and others. The current MPHS is an outgrowth of a prior group which ran from 1974 to 1977. The society's area of interest include not only the Missouri Pacific Railroad, past to present, but its predecessor railroads including Texas & Pacific; Chicago & Eastern Illinois (after the 1968 merger); St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico; International Great Northern; Gulf Coast Lines; St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern; New Orleans, Texas and Mexico; and the Missouri-Illinois.
Since its beginning, the Society has seen steady growth with members nationwide and overseas. It is a not-for-profit corporation charted in the state of Missouri. Memberships are available to anyone interested in the Missouri Pacific story.
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 of each membership year. Each issue of the EAGLE 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. Memberships of all classes include a subscription to the EAGLE. A 12 month calendar is published annually as well.
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 aliv
Company Store Update
We have several new items listed on the website and some on eBay. Please, take time to browse the Store pages and see what is available. We now have a weekly specials category. Be sure and take a look. Don't miss out on that bargain. There is also a new category that showcases new items for a limited time. Be sure to check it out.
We can now take credit cards, without a companion PayPal account, for payment on merchandise and memberships. We still use PayPal to complete the transaction, but a PayPal account is not required. Please review the details on the main Company Store page if you would like to use this new payment feature.
Make plans to attend next year's convention in Jefferson City, MO. New information has been added to the convention page. Here's the link: 2016 Convention.
The Summer 2016 issue of The Eagle magazine is in the mail. Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that came with your last issue. If your subscription ended with the Spring 2016 (2016:1) issue, you need to renew, NOW. Don't delay. Our production runs do not allow for a large number of extra issues. You could potentially miss an issue.
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.
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Are you a former MoPac employee or did you ever work on former MoPac territory?
If so, you may be interested in joining the Missouri Pacific Employee Association.
Please consider making a donation to support our efforts.