Right of Way -
Listing of MoPac Structures/Equipment
as of 2007
Print this out and take it along with you for your next road trip. Here's
something of an incomplete listing of sights you might see today traveling
across the old Missouri Pacific territory. More info will be added as
it's collected, so check back once in awhile. Of course any of the items
are subject to changes, and this list is meant only as a guide.
Newest entries to this list are indictated by RED
Note: Some of these listings may be out-dated! Due to the large area
covered, it is impossible to confirm every reported sight.
Preserved caboose locations can be found Here
on Elvin Klepzig's very thorough caboose list.
If you have a MoPac-related sight worth visiting or find any mistake
stated in the information given here, please share by dropping us an Email.
- along 67 highway there is a restored section house or tool shed
- depot and caboose, 5th to Warrior Park
- Helena - depot and
caboose, Missouri St
- Kelso - MP Depot
- MP caboose
- Little Rock - Little
Rock Union Station (near State Capitol). Near MP main line overpass
is Jenks Shop. Main St. crosses over the MP at Locust St Tower. Right
below the bridge in a track maintenance yard is/was a MP mail storage
box and an old pre-WWII boxcar.
- McGhee - MP depot
and caboose, S
1st St & Seamans
- Newport - two 70'
- Paris - a 0-6-0 steam
locomotive, I believe this is lettered Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock
Island 2522.... the former MoPac 2522. Though in very sad shape,
it's one of only two known surviving Missouri Pacific steam engines.
- PB - a 70' Express
- Prescott - MoPac
County Depot Museum
- Pueblo - Magor-style
caboose #1234, once used as visitor center , Pueblo Locomotive &
Rail Historical Society, Union Depot
- Dupo - MP 124?, only
the front-end exists because the city fathers didn't want a steam engine
- C&EI Depot, Rossville
Depot Railroad Museum, Danville Chapter NRHS
Watseka - C&EI Depot, Iroquois County Historical Society
- Atchison - ATSF
Railroad museum has MP wide vision cabooses, Eagle Merchandise and Baggage
cars in blue/grey scheme, a snowplow converted from an old steam-tender,
as well as other equipment.
- Confirmed 2001
City - caboose with Depot & coaches, West of town
- Blue Rapids - T&P-built,
steel caboose MP 12154, City park
- Carona - Mopac depot
(near Pittsburg, KS and Big Brutus), with an ex-MoPac Plymouth switcher.
- Council Grove -
wood frame station (still in yellow/brown) (1890's), wood frame telephone
- Council Grove -
Standard steel/welded MP 13464
- Downs - Downs Historical
Society, GP7 #4124 project. - Update 1/02: Doug Brush
reports that MP GP-7 #4124 was moved to a permanent section of track
just east of the Downs Missouri Pacific Depot (which will begin major
restoration in May, 2002).
Downs, Kansas Depot l
- Kingman - MoPac Depot,
Kingman County Historical Society Museum
- Leavenworth - brick
2 story station, now a senior citizens rec. center. (Located near the
- Horizontally wood-sheathed caboose MP 13279
of the Heartlands,
restored MP Carona depot, excursions and motorcar rides
- Scott City - depot
and Eagle merchandise boxcar
- ex-C&EI in MP-paint Standard steel caboose at Great Plains Transportation
Museum, 700 East Douglas, Upper Level (the museum is located ABOVE street
level, beside the mainline. Look for where the track overpass crosses
over the main street -- the station is located up there. You will need
to travel parallel to the tracks a few blocks to enter the level), Union
- Confirmed 2001
- Crete - Wood MP depot
from Weeping Water, NE relocated to a private farm here.
- Falls City - nice
(but forgotten) brick one story MP Station with MP "Route of the
Eagles" boxcar and MP 40' flatcar (located west of the bridge,
where UP & BNSF tracks cross), w/ UP caboose. The depot is likely the
last MP structure of it's kind still in place in Nebraska. Station is
used for storage. On a good day there are many old MP freight cars are
in the yard.
Also, according to one source, the old roundhouse is still standing,
but I have doubts this info is up-to-date.
- small wood MPdepot relocated from Walton at Folsom Children's Zoo
(I believe this is now gone). Also
+20 miles of MoPac right-of-way from Lincoln to Elmwood is preserved
as public trail.
- Nebraska City - A
number of old MP buildings/depots are supposed to have been re- located
around here. John Brown's Cave,
20th St. & 4th Corso. Open April 1 - Nov. 30, Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
& Sun: Noon-5pm. Refurbished MoPac Depot now called the "Otoe
RR Station" and serves as a gift shop. The depot was built in 1905
in the town of Berlin, later Otoe. It was donated to the museum and
moved here. www.johnbrownscave.com.
- Omaha - Union Pacific
museum and archives, and HQ for the company. Call ahead before visiting
to inquire about MP related material from the archives. Also, just across
the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa are the UP yard and shop
facilities, good location to see some old MP equipment. In Omaha some
of the old MoPac right-of-way is preserved as public path.
- Weeping Water - old
wood tool shed still stands.
- Wagoner - MP MofW
Pullman. A few miles north of Wagoner behind a restaurant on the east
side of Highway 69. Also includes the ex Wagoner Katy Depot, a caboose,
and an ex-MP MofW Pullman (Rio series sleeper). It is part of the dining
area. - Confirmed
- MP 15152 MWT Passenger, hwy 43 into town to Main turn E cross tracks
R on East St 2 blocks
- Anderson - beautifully
restored 1901 Missouri Pacific Railroad depot houses a museum, w/ MP
caboose 12133. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p,m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - I p.m.
514 N. High St. Admission.
- Austin - Hill Country
Flyer stream tourist operation w/ MP passenger car Eagle Cliff #640
- Bay City - depot
and caboose, Avenue G & 2nd Street, 2600 block
hwy 35 to Ave G, south to depot
- MP 1143 xT&P 1506/1560/1677 Coach or chair car, Fair Park Washington
Ave entrance by RR tracks.
Also, MP 1038 xT&P 64/916Baggage/RPO, Fair Park Washington Ave entrance
by RR tracks, 214-428-0101
- Depot. Caboose #13622 is about 2 blocks north of the old depot (the
depot is being moved if it doesn't fall in on its self).
- MP 786628, US 80 N on N Houston at E Oak w/UP cab 25644, Depot, Murchison,
- MP 615 & 640 passenger, on Georgetown RR
- beautifully restored 1901 Missouri Pacific
Railroad depot houses a museum, w/ MP caboose 12133. Open Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m. - 5 p,m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - I p.m. 514 N. High St. Admission. Link
Marshall - T&P Depot, Marshall Depot (Museum). In addition
to the depot, T&P #400, a 2-8-2 streamer, was in the city park,
although not in public view. When the boiler started shedding asbestos
lagging, the city fathers responded by building a metal shed around
it. The locomotive is actually a Fort Worth & Denver model that
the T&P bought second-hand. It's reputed to be the last steam locomotive
to operate on the MP, during floods along the Red River in the late
1950s. (B. Edmonson) Note: this is a sighting made 10-years
ago and may be currently out-dated.
Minneola - T&P / MP Depot and caboose, Railroad Museum, US
69 & US 80
Braunfels - I&GN (MP) Depot RR Museum
and caboose on San Antonio
- Palestine - TP 610,
a fully restored and runnable steam engine once leased out for rail
excursions by a Texas agency.
- TPX 4486 MOW box, 300 First St US 80 to Ash St, north to 1st
- San Antonio - The
former International & Great Northern depot went through an award-winning
restoration about 12 years ago. It's now the main office of the city
employees' credit union. Most of the IGN architectural features were
retained, including stained glass windows and weathervane figure on
top of the cupola.I hope these help. (B. Edmonson)
- Confirmed 2001
along the tracks behind several warehouses), has about five to eight
MoPac boxcars still in good shape (not sure if these are old boxcars
are modern and in service).
- MP 615/233 passenger, 119 N 19th St at West Barton behind a building
not there 5/96
Wills Point - T&P Depot, Wills Point Historical Museum