We continued to photograph Missouri Pacific diesels for six years after the merger. “Jenks Blue” continued to ride the rails because in December 1982, the MoPac actually had more route miles and locomotives than the UP, and the operating department of the two roads did not merge until January 1986.
MoPac bought into 113-year-old Chicago & Eastern Illinois in 1961; took control in 1967; sold (by ICC fiat) C&EI’s Evansville (Ind.) line to Louisville & Nashville in 1969; and merged C&EI in 1976. Missouri-Illinois, popularly the “Mike & Ike,” was a 172-mile pike acquired by MoPac in 1933.
What If? It was entirely plausable that NYC could have merged the MoPac into PC, since it didn't divest itself of stocks like PRR did with its stock in N&W, Wabash, or L&N prior to the merger. With all th empire building occuring during the 1960's, it's interesting to see how much the Missouri Pacific effected the NKP and others as these powerful people
Missouri Pacific Railroad: Map, Logo, Roster, Timetables? Interestingly, as Mike Schafer notes in his book, "More Classic American Railroads," when the merger occurred MP actually carried more locomotives route mileage than UP. During is last years of service the MoPac was a fine operation; in 1979 it had a net income of …
Carthage-3..is the old mopac depot at Carthage Mo Dougscar-1 is a fairmont motorcar that was sold to Mopac new MP freight building 1Coffeyville, Kansas MP freight building 2 MP freight building 3 MP freight building 4 MP freight building 5 motorcar crossover in the Poplar Bluffs yard Poplar Roundhouse Texas Eagle at Poplar Bluffs SIKESTON MO DEPOT
When A Loop Is Not A Loop: The History, Mystery And Misery ? MoPac before Loop 1's construction in 1915. It’s the railroad that gave the freeway its name – at least the name most of us call it. Missouri Pacific merged with Union Pacific decades ago, but its nickname, “MoPac,” stuck around. Its path carved a …
Why so little info on MOPAC? An absolutely great book on the MoPac is "The Rebirth of the Missouri Pacific" by H. Craig Minor. It covers from the bankruptcy in 1933 thru reorganization (in 1956 - that is a long bankruptcy) and on to the merger with the UP. MoPac was a really good railroad and had an outstanding CEO during the 60's/70's in D.B. Jenks.
It is easy to see why it is necessary that MOPAC be exempted from that duty, insofar as it relates to UTU's demand that MOPAC negotiate over the selection of forces to operate KATY trains on MOPAC lines. There is nothing that UTU/MOPAC negotiations could do to change the crew selection provisions approved by the ICC.
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