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Missouri Pacific Diesel Power
 
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Kevin EuDaly Covers MoPac's entire diesel fleet from the 1930s to the 1990s, including T&P, C&EI and all subsidiaries. Informative and highly detailed text and both color and black and white photography supplement a unit by unit roster with lots of action and roster views selected from over 130 photographers. Hailed by reviewers as one of the best diesel books ever published. Missouri Pacific Diesel Power is a chronicle of the history of the diesel on the Missouri Pacific, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. From the tiniest switcher purchased at the down of dieseldom, to the latter-day behemoths emplowed to move massive tonnage, the Missouri Pacific had a fascinating fleet of diesel power. Sleek E-units and unique baby-faced Baldwins whisked passengers across the MoPac system. Fs and geeps spelled the end of steam, and EMD standardization in turn replaced the early diesel fleet. The T&P and C&EI added interest to the roster as well, adding a number of models to the MoPac fold. The Alton and Southern added a splash of yellow. In the latter days of the MoPac fleet, large number of SD40-2s and GP38-2s powered nearly everything on MoPac rails. B-Boats and GP50s completed the fleet in blue. After being merged into the UP, the MoPac had two final locomotive purchases, SD50s and C36-7s that arrived from the builders in UP's yellow and gray. In time the MoPac name died, and lives now only as a part of history. The MoPac roster was a complex one, with numerous renumberings and strange locomotive transactions throughout this Midwestern road's lifetime. This book presents every diesel locomotive owned by the Missouri Pacific, T&P, C&EI, and other subsidiaries. Only a few tattered remnants still carry MoPac blue, a scheme new destined to be seen only in the halls of memory, and in the photographs now in existence. The MoPac flag has fallen.



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