Missouri Pacific

 

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Missouri Pacific #3234-3228-3020 on UP freight near Taylor,Tx - April 1985.

Southbound on the ex-MP Texarkana-San Antonio line.
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MP SD40-2 #3266 at the ex -T&P station in Marshall,Tx

The line to the left is the Missouri Pacific (ex-T&P) line to Texarkana while #3266 is on MP (ex-T&P) line from Shreveport,La.

June 1981
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ex - MP caboose on a UP freight near Taylor,Tx - April 1985.

Southbound on the ex-MP Texarkana-San Antonio line.
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ex-MP #2112 and ex- MKT Alco RS-3 (EMD powered) #154 at UP (ex - MP) yard at Palestine,Tx - Sept 1989.

This was on the Houston - Palestine ex- Missouri Pacific line.
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ex-MP #2112 and ex- MKT Alco RS-3 (EMD powered) #154 at UP (ex - MP) yard at Palestine,Tx - Sept 1989.

This was on the Houston - Palestine ex- Missouri Pacific line.
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North Tower at Dallas Union Station with MP #9 - Oct 1976.

There was still some activity around the tower on the north side of the station.Trackage to warehouses etc. were still being used - today most of this is restaurants and shops.
The Missouri Pacific business car is #9 - exT&P #1 built by ACF in 1928.
A few minutes before, a MP switcher pulled out two other business cars.
The Kennedy assassination site is just a few hundred yards to the right.
While riding the Texas Eagle past here a couple of years ago I could have sworn I saw the tower still standing.
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Missouri Pacific business car #11 at North Tower - Dallas Union Station - Oct 1976.

#11 was rebuilt from 10-6 sleeper Crystal River (originally used on the Colorado Eagle) in 1971.
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Missouri Pacific business cars #11and 8 at North Tower at Dallas Union St - Oct 1976.

Pulling away from the tower (leaving #9) are two Missouri Pacific business cars #11 and 8.
#11 was rebuilt from 10-6 sleeper Crystal River (originally used on the Colorado Eagle) in 1971.
#8 was built by Pullman in 1925 and rebuilt from a parlor car in 1966.
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Missouri Pacific business car #8 on the InterAmerican at Temple,Tx -- April 1981.

Arrived on the San Antonio section - the Houston section (combined here) is on the right. This is at the former Santa Fe station.

#8 was built in 1925 as a parlor car and rebuilt in 1966.
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C&EI caboose #13502 at MP yard inTaylor,Tx -- May 1977
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(1) Missouri Pacific GP38-2 #2081 near Jacksonville, Texas.

Passing some interesting MP work cars.

September 1981
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(2) Missouri Pacific GP38-2 #2081 near Jacksonville, Texas.

Passing a WWII era troop sleeper with everything but the original trucks.

This is between Palestine and Longview.

September 1981
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Texas & Pacific boxcar somewhere inTexas -- September 1981

I don't remember where this was - somewhere on the MP in Texas.
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Missouri Pacific business car at Houston Union Station (Tx) -- January 1981
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Missouri Pacific caboose at Conroe,Tx station -- June 1976.

Looking east on the Santa Fe Sommerville - Silsbee line as an MP
freight heads south to Houston on the Palestine - Houston route.
Unfortunately the station is long gone.
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MP freight at Kinder,La -- October 1976.

A westbound is about to pass an eastbound at Kinder,Louisiana on the MP New Orleans - Houston line.
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Missouri Pacific work cars at Trinity,Tx -- May 1980.

The second car from the left is a troop sleeper from the WWII era with its original trucks.
This is on the MP between Houston and Palestine.
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Missouri Pacific SD40 #3011 on freight at Houston -- July 1977.

About ready to pass the Houston Belt & Terminal shops near downtown Houston.
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Missouri Pacific caboose on freight at Houston -- July 1977.

The Rock Island units are on the lead track into the Houston Belt & Terminal shops.
This train is the same one as (MP3011_atHouston_July77.jpg).
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Missouri Pacific GP9 #1746 near Bay City,Texas.
March 1978.

Southbound on the MP Valley Line between Houston-Brownsville (about 80 miles south of Houston).
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MP GP7 #1796 at Sugarland,Tx.
The Missouri Pacific had a small yard at Sugarland (about 20 miles west of Houston) for one purpose -- to deliver raw sugar cane (from Louisiana) to the Imperial Sugar plant. The MP originally had their own branch line here but abandoned it in the late 60's so they used the Southern Pacific Sunset Route from Houston to reach Sugarland. The UP continued the tradition till the plant closed last year after about 100 years. In the late 1800's sugar cane was grown in the area but eventually moved to Louisiana.
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Missouri Pacific SD40-2 #3246 is southbound by the ex-MP station at Rockdale, Texas
March, 1981
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MP damaged caboose at Houston.

Damaged probably somewhere in Texas and brought to the Missouri Pacific Settegast Yard in Houston for repairs or retirement.

May 1979
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MP engines at Houston.

Lined up at the Missouri Pacific Settegast Yard.

May 1979
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(1) Missouri Pacific units at Houston

3 SW1200 switchers, GP18 #1924 and SD40 #3005

September 1980
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(2) Missouri Pacific units at Houston

Led by SD40 #3005 a group of MP engines at (I believe) the Port Terminal North Yard.

September 1980
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(3) Missouri Pacific units at Houston

SW1200 #1147 built in 1966.

September 1980
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Missouri Pacific freight at Alvin,Tx

The fireman on MP B23-7 #4606 prepares to grab orders at the Santa Fe station at Alvin,Tx.
This train entered the Santa Fe at Algoa Jct (a few miles away) from the Missouri Pacific Kingsville Division and will head to Houston.
The rebuilt GP7 on the left had been released from the Cleburne shops a short time before.

September 1980
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Terrible sun but three nice Missouri Pacific switchers on the ex-Texas & Pacific passing Tower 55 in Ft. Worth.
The first two units - maybe the third? -left to right are on home rails (ex-T&P SW9).
Looking north.

July 1979
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(1) Missouri Pacific freight on Huey P. Long bridge - April 1977

GP38-2 #2038 leads a westbound over the Huey P. Long bridge in New Orleans.
This is on the east approach -- the end of the train is probably still passing the East Bridge Jct. tower.
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(2) Missouri Pacific freight on Huey P. Long bridge - April 1977

The railroad part of the bridge with approaches is about 4.5 miles long.
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(3) Missouri Pacific freight on Huey P. Long bridge - April 1977

Some other ground construction in '77 but today the bridge (especially the highway part) is currently undergoing a widening project.
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(4) Missouri Pacific freight on Huey P. Long bridge - April 1977

The end with a nice "Route of the Eagles" boxcar on the train
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(5) Missouri Pacific freight on Huey P. Long bridge - April 1977

I saw quite a few of these cars in work service on sidings -- rare to see one in a freight for me.

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