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The mention of the lead mining area of Missouri might be of interest here. My Dad's older brother died of a rail road incident at Herculaneum, MO., in Nov. 1915. His foot was caught in a frog and the train passed over him. Here is a history of that area which includes mention of the Mississippi River & Bonne Terre Railway, which eventually became part of MoPac.

Herculaneum, Missouri - Wikipedia

Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway - Wikipedia

Here is an associated link to another railroad which contains vintage pictures including a two axel caboose.

http://www.mopac.org/store/boo...ri-illinois-railroad

Fantasy MP scheme (silver trucks) based on the handsome Gilbert American Flyer MP Alco PA's with Williams aluminum cars repainted to match the F3s. Lionel 2353's painted by Steve Latta - Nostalgia Train Works 25+ years ago! He also did the 2343's on the lower track. They were particularly nice with the thin red stripes separating the yellow and dark blue.

I miss my layout!

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@c.sam posted:

Fantasy MP scheme (silver trucks) based on the handsome Gilbert American Flyer MP Alco PA's with Williams aluminum cars repainted to match the F3s. Lionel 2353's painted by Steve Latta - Nostalgia Train Works 25+ years ago! He also did the 2343's on the lower track. They were particularly nice with the thin red stripes separating the yellow and dark blue.

I miss my layout!

Fantasy or not, those are just beautiful!!

Well my offerings for MoPac are very humble indeed, but I will post them here just for the fun of seeing them with all your beautiful scale items.

Here is the Marx #54099  MoPac operating cattle car from 1956-57.  There is a mechanical trip under the car which when activated opens the door and pushes a cow partially out the exit.

Marx MoPac Cattle side Marx MoPac Cattle logo

Here is the Marx #800 GE 70 ton switcher and the matching Marx #1231 MoPac caboose.

Marx MoPac Switcher - frontMarx MoPac Switcher - side view

Well that's about it for my MoPac equipment.  Best wishes for a great new year!

Don

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@hokie71 posted:

Not to steal the thread but this N&W / MoPac car has had me puzzled. Looks like an N&W car, right? But look closely at the upper right and the second picture. For the MoPac experts, what was the relationship between N&W and MoPac for moving refrigerated items? Or is this an imaginary car?

BTW, the K-Line box calls it:

I am not an expert, but I will try to address the question. American Refrigerator Transit was a long time joint venture between the Wabash and Missouri Pacific railroads. A some point in the nineteen-sixties the Wabash was merged into the Norfolk & Western. This car represents the post merger period with N&W acting as as a successor to Wabash under the agreement. Hence the reason for N&W signage on this car.  Models of the ART cars usually have Wabash markings rather than N&W.  Pat B.

@laming posted:

Love the Mop. It's one of my "Foundational Four" (+1) that I used to guide my "Kansas City & Gulf" freelanced theme.

The Mop's blue and gray was classic. I really like the way some of the blue/gray engines weathered. I also liked the Jenks Blue. LOVED the way it faded/weathered so fast.

(I like weathering.)

From my folders:

MP_RS3_974_NoLR_12-62

MP_AS16_938-4329_PalistineTX_011964

Andre

Andre, I have three words for your pics: Grimy! Grungy! Gorgeous!  Pat B.

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