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vintage photos cover Missouri Pacific equipment seen between the late
1960's to the mid 1970's, many in the Wichita area. Most are passenger
and freight, some MofW, and a few cabooses. There's even a few shots of
the elusive "Mighty Mouse" geep.
For now, only couple of random thumbnail images are displayed to give
a quick sample of what's covered.
The photos will be divided into 7 parts to lower page loading times... see below menu.
For the complete directory without thumbnails, go here.
Ron Merrick Photos - Menu
||Sun, Dec 1, 1968||KCMo||MP||41.00||E8||KCT||#17||MP 17 - an E8 at Kansas City on Dec 1, 1968|
|008-32||Sat, Mar 1, 1969||Wich||RMDX||586.00||WUT CUSHION CAR||Note the stenciling error, which probably looked almost right to the painter.|
|012-06||Thu, May 1, 1969||Wich||MP||X184||plow||MP|
|014-38||Thu, May 1, 1969||KCMo||MP||275.00||bag||KCT|
|016-06||Sun, Jun 1, 1969||KCMo||MP||39.00||E8||KCT|
|025-31||Sat, Nov 1, 1969||SE Kansas||MP||271.00||bag||MP|
|025-32||Sat, Nov 1, 1969||SE Kansas||MP||247.00||mail-st||MP|
|026-15||Sat, Nov 1, 1969||Texarkana||MP||#2||MP||At this time, checked baggage service was still required in Texas.|
|026-16||Sat, Nov 1, 1969||Texarkana||MP||#2||MP||This was MoPac's last daily passenger switch move, removing the baggage car so it didn't have to be hauled to St. Louis.|
|026-18||Sat, Nov 1, 1969||Texarkana||MP||#2||MP|
|027-12||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||Wich||MP||interior bag||MP||I had the opportunity to examine these cars pretty thoroughly in their first couple years in freight service.|
|027-13||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||Wich||MP||257.00||bag||MP||Some times they carried hay, but there was a plant in southwest Wichita which received large blocks of Styrofoam - perfect for shipping in baggage cars.|
|027-14||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||Wich||MP||bag||MP|
|027-15||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||Wich||MP||257?||bag||MP|
|027-16||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||Wich||MP||276.00||bag||MP|
|028-24||Mon, Dec 1, 1969||KCMo||MP||13916.00||xfer cab||KCT|
|031-02||Thu, Jan 1, 1970||Wich||MP||353012.00||ex-BX||MP|
|031-03||Thu, Jan 1, 1970||Wich||MP||353047.00||ex-BX||MP|
|031-04||Thu, Jan 1, 1970||Wich||MP||X239||spreader||MP|
|031-05||Thu, Jan 1, 1970||Wich||MP||X239||spreader||MP|
|033-04||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||bag||MP|
|033-05||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||253.00||bag||MP|
|033-09||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||253.00||bag||MP||derailed|
|033-10||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||253.00||bag||MP||derailed|
|033-16||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||149.00||mail-st||MP|
|033-17||Sun, Mar 1, 1970||Wich||MP||149.00||mail-st||MP|
|045-20||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||StL||MP||412?||coach||TRRA||#2|
|045-23||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||StL||MP||580.00||dinercoach||TRRA||#2|
|045-24||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||StL||MP||41.00||E8||TRRA||#2|
|046-02||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||StL||MP||1063.00||GP12||TRRA|
|046-27||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||Wich||MP||700546.00||LO||MP||MP 700216||Car on the left is a DeSoto PS2 clone.|
|046-32||Wed, Apr 1, 1970||Wich||MP||13336.00||cab||MP|
a photo CD to be coming from the Missouri
Pacific Historical Society featuring this collection.
© 2004 Ron Merrick (Photographer)
These photos may not be reproduced, copied, distributed or published in any form without the express written consent of the copyright holder.