Welcome to the Missouri Pacific Historical Society website. Home of the Eagles.

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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

 

Website Registration

If you are having issues registering for an account on this website, please send an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The same applies to registration for the bulletin board forum.

 

New Member Incentive

In addition to four issues of "The Eagle" magazine, a yearly calendar (delivered in the fall for following year), discounts at the Company Store, and full access to Archives Image Gallery on our website; new members will also receive a welcome packet that includes 12 assorted (our choice) back issues of "The Eagle" magazine.

  

Annual Convention

(Information updated 6-6, 2022)

The 2022 convention will be held in Palestine, TX on October 6-9.

Click here for more information.

Planning has begun for the 2023 convention. It will be held in Wichita, KS.

The 2024 convention is tentatively scheduled to be held in Pueblo, CO with the RGHS.

 

 Company Store

(Information updated 2-18-2022)

Our Company Store carries a wide variety of items that are sure to please the Missouri Pacific modeler or historian. We have a nice inventory and selection of apparel, models, books, CD/DVDs, among other items that are available and ready to ship. 

All sales at the Company Store benefit the Society and enable us to support the Archives and fund on-going operating expenses.

Recently Added:

Selected Photographs from the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives Book

"The Eagle" Magazine - Winter 2021

JP 3D Models Salina Depot Kit - HO & N

Use this link to check out all of our new items: New at the Store.

 

MPHS Produced Books

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Charlie Duckworth's latest book for the Society, titled "Selected Photographs from the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives," is in stock at our Store. It features mostly black & white images from the Joe Collias collection which was acquired by our archives. These images were taken by Joe, Wayne Leeman and others. Images include Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, Missouri-Illinois, the Muskogee Roads and Missouri Southern trains. This book can be ordered now with free shipping. Follow this link to the item page in our Company Store - Selected Photographs

 

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Charlie's first book, "Down the Iron Mountain Route," is still available. It's an interesting look at the railroad in Arkansas and is based on information derived from the ICC valuation efforts which took place in the early 1900s. Click here for more information.

New Book - Now Available

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You can buy this book directly from the publisher. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will be given to the MPHS. Here is the link: Trains & Trolleys

 

The Eagle magazine

The current issue is Summer 2022; Volume 47, Number 2

The Summer 2022 issue has been mailed. The USPS is still slow with many deliveries, so wait until the end of June before contacting us concerning late delivery. 

Be sure and check the renewal date on the address insert that comes with each issue of the magazine. If it ends with the current issue (indicated above), you should renew, immediately. This will ensure that you receive the next issue without interruption. If your renewal dues payment arrives late, your subscription to the magazine could lapse and you might miss an issue. If that happens your only option will be to buy one through the Company Store... if there are any copies available. 

Save yourself some trouble. Renew, NOW, don't delay. Our production runs do not include very many extra issues. Once the supply is exhausted, there will be no more. Remember, prompt renewal is helpful to both you and the Society. If you have any questions about your magazine subscription, the annual calendar or any other membership related questions, send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An all-time index of "The Eagle" magazine is now available- Click Here.

 

 Help support the MPHS financially

Do you buy products at Amazon, or on eBay? If so, you can support the MPHS. Go to this page for details: www.mopac.org/mphs-membership/support-the-mphs

 

Doc's Caboose, in Kansas City, MO is an official merchandising partner of the MPHS.

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Click Here to go to Doc's website.

 

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 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. Membership in the MPHS is not required.

 

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While we no longer have a guest book, we would still be glad to hear from you. If you have any comments, 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.

If you have specific questions about the Missouri Pacific Railroad, any of its subsidiaries, or the Missouri Pacific Historical Society, please join our Bulletin Board Forum as shown above. Your questions will be viewed by the most knowledgeable individuals that we have available in the shortest period of time.

Thanks for your interest in the MPHS.

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