Vol 8, No 233
August 20, 1976
Texas and Pacific merged into new MoPac
T&P, C&EI form new MoPac
FORT WORTH (1976)
The Texas and Pacific railroad, which was chartered almost 100 years before, was merged with the Chicago & Eastern Illinois and the Missouri Pacific Railroads on this date in 1976. The merger will now be named Missouri Pacific Railway System (MoPac), and extend throughout the Midwest, Texas, Colorado, and Illinois. A decade later, the Missouri Pacific Railway System became part of the Union Pacific.