Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives    

Our archivist has begun a long term project to protect our assets and to make them easier to access. Please, bear this in mind when making a request for materials. Requests from MPHS members will be given preference.

The MPHS Archives is now located in a new facility in suburban St. Louis. Auxiliary storage sites are located on the grounds of the Musuem of Transportation and at other locations in St. Louis County, Missouri. The mailing address for the archives is:

Missouri Pacific Historical Society
87 Grasso Plaza Shp. Ctr. #247
St. Louis, MO 63123

Normal hours of operation are by appointment only. Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send an email message to the archivist. Much of our collection is going online. Be sure and check the main menu for these items.


The photos below are from the MP caboose that we now use for long term storage only. 

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There are over 2500 items cataloged. These items are available for viewing by any MPHS member. They can also be made available to guests that are doing research projects. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment, to inquire about current archival holdings or for information on donating materials to the Archives.

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      2013 - Current     David Huelsing

      2010 - 2012          Brian Flynn

      2000 - 2009          Thomas Austin

      1996 - 1999          Jerry Howe

      Start - 1996          Dale Walker 



Brief History of the Archives

Our archives did not get off to a good start until the Society received a facility. Thanks to the generosity of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Museum of Transportation that facility arrived in the form of a caboose. MP 13546 is an Extended Vision cupola caboose built by the International Car Company in January 1972. It operated across the entire Missouri Pacific system until its retirement in 1988. During the month of March, in that same year, it was moved to the Museum of Transportation which is home to several other pieces of preserved Missouri Pacific rolling stock. After restoration was completed, the MPHS Archives was moved inside the caboose. Through the years, it has moved to various locations on the musuem grounds, but it continues to serve the Society as a home to some of the items in our collection. The bulk of our collection and our work space is located in an office type facility in suburban St. Louis. Please contact the archivist for more information.


Museum of Transportation Information

Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road
St. Louis County, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 965-7998

Please do not write or call the museum when attempting to contact the MPHS.