History of the Pacific Railroad of Missouri

from its inception to its final completion.
  • 28 Pages
  • 3.16 MB
  • English
Printed at the Democrat Office , St. Louis
StatementPrepared from official sources. Printed for the Pacific Railroad Company.
LC ClassificationsHE2791 .P142 1865
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6629346M
LC Control Number20020271

Miner's history of the Missouri Pacific Railroad still deserves a place on the book shelves of those interested in the actualities of American railroading. The book focuses on the period from the re-emergence of the railroad from a twenty-three year long period of bankruptcy in to its merger with the Union Pacific and Western Pacific in /5(8).

The Missouri Pacific's immediate ancestry can be traced back to the Pacific Railroad. According to Joe Collias's book "Frisco Power: Locomotives And Trains Of The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, ," it was chartered in March of by the State of Missouri to link St.

Louis with the Pacific coast. The project was ambitious but formidable with numerous challenges, the most critical of which. The Missouri Pacific Lines had its real beginning on July 4,when, amid colorful ceremonies, ground was broken at St.

Louis for construction of the Pacific Railroad. This pioneer company had been chartered by the State of Missouri on Ma and was to "extend from St. Louis via Jefferson City to the western boundary of Missouri and thence to the Pacific Ocean.". Genre/Form: History: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.

OCLC Number: Notes: Original wrappers. Reproduction. Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad of Missouri, authorized in Completed from Franklin (now Pacific) to Rolla in but bankrupted by the Civil War, the parent road File Size: 47KB.

The railroad was initially called the Pacific Line but reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railway following a debt crisis. Jay Gould, the famous financier, became the majority owner in and during this era, the MoPac grew steadily but faced large labor strikes common of the era.

Leaders of St. Louis secured a Missouri charter in for the "Pacific Railroad" to extend "from St. Louis to the western boundary of Missouri and thence to the Pacific Ocean" That year, however, turned out to be a very hard one for St.

Louis. Early in the year a cholera epidemic struck. The Missouri Pacific Historical Society, Inc. was organized as a not-for-profit corporation in It is chartered in the state of Missouri for the purpose of obtaining, preserving and sharing information and material relating to the Missouri Pacific Railroad and its subsidiaries.

The Pacific Railway A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad. Before the advent of the transcontinental railroad, a journey across the continent to the western states meant a dangerous six month trek over rivers, deserts, and mountains.

Alternatively, a traveler could hazard a six week sea voyage around Cape Horn, or sail to Central America and cross the Isthmus of Panama by rail, risking. First log cabin erected in what would eventually become Pacific A covered bridge over the Meramec River is constructed south of Pacific.

The city was plated as the town of Franklin. The Atlantic-Pacific Railroad laid tracks into the town of Franklin and opened on July However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, the merger with Union Pacific become official only on January 1, History The Missouri Pacific Lines had its real beginning on July 4,when, amid colorful ceremonies, ground was broken at St.

Louis for construction of the Pacific Railroad. Inthe Pacific Railroad Act chartered the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies, tasking them with building a transcontinental railroad that would link. Page - AN ACT granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the Pacific coast, by the Northern route.

Appears in books. Missouri railroads date back to when the Pacific Railroad (predecessor to the Missouri Pacific) was chartered to connect St. Louis with points to the west. The railroad was conceived by the leaders of St. Louis who had hoped to see the railroad stretched to the Pacific Ocean, hence its name.

Inthe Pacific Railroad was reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railway by new investors after a railroad debt crisis. See also [ edit ] List of defunct Kansas railroadsDates of operation: – Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, formerly (–72) Pacific Railroad, former American railroad founded to build the first rail line west of the Mississippi was broken in and the first section of track completed in It was the first railroad to serve Kansas City, Missouri, reached inafter construction was interrupted by the American Civil War.

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History of the Sedalia, Warsaw & Southern Railroad The Story of the Warsaw Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Including the Sedalia Warsaw & Southern, & the Sedalia, Warsaw & Southwestern Railways 5/5. It was incorporated as the Missouri Pacific Railway in and came under the influence of Jay Gould three years later as part of his Southwest railroad empire.

Under its own name the Missouri Pacific had only a fairly small presence in Oklahoma, with a line from Little Rock, Arkansas, by way of Fort Smith into Indian Territory through Sallisaw, Wagoner, Claremore, and Nowata to Kansas City by way of Coffeyville.

Published by Morning Sun Books Inc. Lloyd Stagner’s name is very familiar in the railroad literary world and his color photography and biographical data is shared with us in this book. First and second generation diesel is captured by Lloyd on Santa Fe, Rock Island, Union Pacific, Missouri Pacific.

Missouri Pacific Railroad, Records,(CA) cubic feet Records of the railroad largely consist of field books containing survey information. Also includes valuation notes. Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, "Arcadia Country," ca.

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(R) 1 folder, photocopies. Union Pacific furloughing most of staff at North Little Rock shop Most of the employees at a Union Pacific facility in North Little Rock that maintains and refurbishes the railroad's locomotives are being furloughed as a result of what a company representative said was an "unprecedented decline in business volume" stemming from the coronavirus.

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Railroads continued to fuel growth in the s. Inthey employed people. The Missouri Pacific Railroad constructed a brick shop building and the MKT Railroad established a hospital. A new reservoir for the waterworks was among the $, the city spent in the s.

Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines. Special map shows the main line and land grant in Missouri and includes iron and lead regions; general map covers United States showing the railroad network with the main lines distinguished by color; created by Act of Congress, Jwith a land grant of 42 million acres; entry shows extent of land grant in Arizona.

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.

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Union Pacific Corporation, the parent company of the Union Pacific Railroad, agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad Predecessor: Pacific Railroad. The history of the Union Pacific Railroad stretches from to the present. For operations of the current railroad, see Union Pacific Railroad; for the holding company that owns the current railroad, see Union Pacific Corporation.

There have been four railroads called Union Pacific: Union Pacific Rail Road, Union Pacific Railway, Union Pacific Railroad (Mark I), and Union Pacific Railroad 47, Fans of the Missouri Pacific, Ozark, Arkansas. K likes. Images and news items of the Missouri Pacific Railiroad, it's predecessors, and merged ers: K.

Union Pacific Railroad Company, company that extended the American railway system to the Pacific Coast; it was incorporated by an act of the U.S.

Congress on July 1, The original rail line was built westward 1, miles (1, km) from Omaha, Nebraska, to meet the Central Pacific, which was being built eastward from Sacramento, California.

The complete, colorful history of the MKT lines across Missouri is highlighted in "Show-Me Katy: Memories of the Missouri-Kanas-Texas Railroad." This exciting, page book. MIssouri Pacific is a genuine five-figure system that might not immediately come to mind. Inwhen "MoPac" issued a roadmap-size" system folder on which this map is based, MoPac proper plus subsidiaries Texas & Pacific, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, and Missouri-Illinois comprised a system of ab route-miles.

authors of a standard book on the period report that the Pacific Railroad was "framed as a great program to pro­ mote the public interest."6 Altogether, it would seem, the 4 United States v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 91 U.S.

5 Pittsburgh Gazette, September 7, "Affairs of the UnionFile Size: 1MB.Construction commenced at Franklin (now Pacific), where the branch line left the parent road, the Pacific Railroad of Missouri. The line reached St. Clair inand by early summer of had arrived at present-day Rosati on the eastern edge of Phelps County.The Central Pacific Railroad of California incorporated.

Collis P. Huntington (President) Charles Crocker Lelend Stanford Mark Hopkins (Treasurer) Theodore D. Judah named Chief Engineer. July 1, President Abraham Lincoln signed the "Act to Aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.".