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Missouri Pacific Diesel Power

Missouri Pacific Diesel Power - Hardcover
By Kevin EuDaly

This book is a chronicle of the history of the diesel on the Missouri Pacific, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. From the tiniest switcher purchased at the dawn of dieseldom, to the latter-day behemoths employed to move massive tonnage, the Missouri Pacific had a fascinating fleet of diesel power. Sleek E-units and unique baby-faced Baldwins whisked passengers across the MoPac system. Fs and geeps spelled the end of steam, and EMD standardization in turn replaced the early diesel fleet. The T&P and C&EI added interest to the roster as well, adding a number of models to the MoPac fold. The Alton and Southern added a splash of yellow.In the latter days of the MoPac fleet, large number of SD40-2s and GP38-2s powered nearly everything on MoPac rails. B-Boats and GP50s completed the fleet in blue. After being merged into the UP, the MoPac had two final locomotive purchases, SD50s and C36-7s that arrived from the builders in UP's yellow and gray. In time the MoPac name died, and lives now only as a part of history.The MoPac roster was a complex one, with numerous renumberings and strange locomotive transactions throughout this Midwestern road's lifetime. This book presents every diesel locomotive owned by the Missouri Pacific, T&P, C&EI, and other subsidiaries. Only a few tattered remnants still carry MoPac blue, a scheme new destined to be seen only in the halls of memory, and in the photographs now in existence. The MoPac flag has fallen.


Chapter 1: The Early Day - The Pre-War Switchers
Chapter 2: Pre-War Passenger Power
Chapter 3: The War Units
Chapter 4: Switchers After the War
Chapter 5: The Glamour Girls - Postwar Passenger Power
Chapter 6: Replacing Steam - Covered Wagons
Chapter 7: Beast of Toil - First Generation Switchers
Chapter 8: Steam's End - Diesel's Success: The Roadswitcher
Chapter 9: Into the Second Generation - Screaming Eagles
Chapter 10: In Comes the C&EI - The Switcher Fleet
Chapter 11: C&EI's Carbodies and BLs
Chapter 12: C&EI's First Generation Roadswitchers
Chapter 13: C&EI's Second Generation
Chapter 14: C&EI's Fleet - Divided Among New Owners
Chapter 15: Competition - EMD vs. GE & the U-Boats
Chapter 16: The 15s - Second Generation Switchers
Chapter 17: The Alton & Southern
Chapter 18: A Decade of B-B Road Power
Chapter 19: C-C Road Power - The SD40-2
Chapter 20: The Last of the Blues - B-Boats & GP50s
Chapter 21: In Yellow & Gray - The Merger
Chapter 22: Transition Into Oblivion

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