Missouri Pacific - Last Days Of The Eagle DVD

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Diverging Clear Productions - Heritage Series DVD

The Missouri Pacific became a part of the Union Pacific in late 1982.  By the mid eighties, yellow power was making inroads with Union Pacific power alongside power lettered Missouri Pacific in yellow paint.  But even in the mid and late 80's, consists of pure blue Missouri Pacific power could still be found.

In this program, we see pure MoPac; there are no yellow diesels here; only MoPac blue.  Filmed from 1985 to 1989, this may have been U.P. territory, but the spirt of the Missouri Pacific was still alive.

Many of the scenes in this program were shot at Mount Vernon and Salem, Illinois.  Other locations include Saint Louis and Kirkwood, Missouri.

This program is a must for any fan of the Missouri Pacific.

Running time: 73 minutes

Review: This is an excellent video of the MoPac in its final days. As a retired professional railroader, I often find these videos to be somewhat tedious, but this DVD is different. I especially enjoyed the last two  chapters that involve the pacing of two trains, one lead by a GP38-2 and the other by an SD40-2. Both were very well done and really got my blood pumping. This was in an era before graffiti became rampant. Plenty of short bay window cabooses as well. This is one video every MoPac enthusiast should own. - Kevin Love

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