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.

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.

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 when they are first introduced. 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.


Annual Convention - Jefferson City, MO

The convention is less than two weeks away. Hopefully, you have made your plans and reserved your hotel room. Early registration has passed, but you can still get signed up and reserve a swap table. Please, review the convention page, as new information has been added (9/24/2016). Be sure and look at the latest schedules for attendees and their spouses.     Here's the link: 2016 Convention


 The Eagle magazine

The Fall 2016 issue of The Eagle magazine will go to press at the middle of September. Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that came with your last issue. If your subscription ended with the Summer 2016 (2016:2) issue or earlier, 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.

--New Feature--

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. 


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Do you buy products at Amazon? We are a registered charity with their Amazon Smile program. If you use the Smile program and designate the MPHS, Amazon makes a donation to us based on the amount of your order. This is a great way to support the Society and it costs you nothing.

Amazon Smile

Do you sell items on eBay? If so, you can designate a portion of your item sales proceeds to be donated to the MPHS. We are registered with eBay's Giving Works program. 


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.

Click for more info.

We're pulling for you in 2016. 
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