Missouri Pacific Railroad

defunct American Class I railroad

The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), often shortened to MoPac and called The Mop, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River.

Missouri Pacific Railroad
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri
Reporting markMP
LocaleArkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
Dates of operation1872–1982
PredecessorPacific Railroad
SuccessorUnion Pacific Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Missouri Pacific Locomotive #152

Union Pacific Corporation, the parent company of the Union Pacific Railroad, agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad on January 8, 1980.

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