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.

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

(Updated 4-21-2017)

New Items:

Perpetual Calendar Cards

Limited Edition Intermountain ART Ice Reefers

"The Eagle" magazine Spring 2017 issue

Major price reduction on older Eagle back issues

Atlas Berwick RBOX Boxcar HO

Coming Soon:

Scale Trains Airslide Covered Hoppers HO

Intermountain M-I 50' Box HO

Use this link for the main page: Company Store.


Annual Convention

(Updated 4-21-2017)

Make plans to attend next year's convention in Mt. Vernon, IL. It will be joint with the C&EI Historical Society.

Woody Sutton will be our keynote speaker.

The convention hotel will be the Drury Inn & Suites. A link to their reservation page is now posted on this site.

You can access all the details on the convention page: 2017 Convention.


 The Eagle magazine

The Spring 2017 issue of The Eagle magazine has been delivered. Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that came with your last issue. If your subscription ended with the Winter 2016 issue (2016:4), 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. Prompt renewal is helpful to you and the Society.


Help support the MPHS financially

Do you buy products at Amazon, through eBay use Giving Assistant? 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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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 here for more info.

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