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Missouri Pacific Railroad
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Reporting mark MP
Locale Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
Dates of operation 1872–1982
Predecessor Pacific Railroad
Successor Union Pacific Railroad
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Missouri Pacific Number 152 (MSA) (9933287425)
Missouri Pacific Locomotive #152

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.

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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