The Missouri Pacific Historical Society, Inc. was organized in 1980 for the purpose of obtaining, preserving and sharing information and material relating to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and its subsidiaries to the society’s members and others. The current MPHS is an outgrowth of a prior group which ran from 1974 to 1977. The society’s area of interest include not only the Missouri Pacific Railroad, past to present, but its predecessor railroads including Texas & Pacific; Chicago & Eastern Illinois (after the 1968 merger); St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico; International Great Northern; Gulf Coast Lines; St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern; New Orleans, Texas and Mexico; and the Missouri-Illinois.
Since its beginning, the Society has seen steady growth with members nationwide and overseas. It is a not-for-profit corporation charted in the state of Missouri. Memberships are available to anyone interested in the Missouri Pacific story.
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 of each membership year. Each issue of the EAGLE 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. Memberships of all classes include a subscription to the EAGLE. A 12 month calendar is published annually as well.
Click on this link to visit the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Site.
The Missouri Pacific Historical Society is in no way officially connected with this site or the Missouri Pacific Railroad, its predecessors or successors.