This is a nice piece of vintage Railroad History, made by HANDLAN-BUCK for the MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD. This bell bottom lantern is marked "THE HANDLAN" HANDLAN-BUCK MFG.
The Beautiful Deep Red Corning glass globe is embossed M. No cracks, but a small chip on top rim. The Burner and twist off font are marked P&A MFG CO.And is in good working condition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Mop , was one of the. First railroads in the United States. Growing from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the.
Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway. Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway. San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad.
New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway. (MI), as well as the small. (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the. In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track, not including DK&S, NO&LC, T&P and its subsidiaries, C&EI and Missouri-Illinois. The parent company of the.Lawsuits filed by competing railroads delayed approval of the merger until September 13, 1982. After the Supreme Court denied a trial to the. The merger took effect on December 22, 1982. However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, its full merger into the Union Pacific Railroad did not become official until January 1, 1997. On July 4, 1851, ground was broken at St. The predecessor of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The first section of track was completed in 1852; in 1865, it was the first railroad in. After construction was interrupted by the. In 1872, the Pacific Railroad was reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railway by new investors after a railroad debt crisis. Because of corporate ties extending back to the Pacific Railroad, Missouri Pacific at one time. Advertised itself as being "The First Railroad West of the Mississippi". Missouri Pacific was under the control of successful but controversial New York financier. From 1879 until his death in 1892. Gould developed a system extending through.
Inherited control upon his father's death, but lost control of the company after it declared. The line was merged with the. (SLIMS) and reorganized as the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1917. Missouri Pacific later acquired or gained a controlling interest in other lines in Texas, including the.
MoPac declared bankruptcy again in 1933, during the. The company was reorganized and the trusteeship ended in 1956. By the 1980s the system would own 11,469 miles of rail line over 11 states bounded by. In the west, north to. And southeast along the Gulf seaports of.
MoPac operated a fleet of more than 1,500. Under the leadership of Downing B. Jenks, who became president and chief executive in 1961, the company became a pioneer in the early days of computer-guided rail technology. It was a major hauler of coal, grain, ore, autos, dry goods and.
At the time of its mega-merger in 1982, the MoPac owned more and newer locomotives and operated more track than partner. And Union Pacific Railroad to form one large railroad system.
The new entity was called Pacific Rail Systems; though part of the Union Pacific Corporation, all three railroads maintained their own corporate and commercial identity. On December 1, 1989, the.Were merged into the Missouri Pacific after having been acquired by the Union Pacific Corporation in 1988. By 1994 all motive power of the Missouri Pacific was repainted and on January 1, 1997, the Missouri Pacific was officially merged into the Union Pacific Railroad by the Union Pacific Corporation. UP continued to use the MoPac headquarters building at 210 N. Louis for its customer service center until February 15, 2005. The former MoPac building has undergone rehab as apartments and is now known as Park Pacific. New Orleans & Lower Coast.
In this table "MP" includes New Orleans Texas & Mexico and all its subsidiary railroads Beaumont Sour Lake & Western, I-GN, StLB&M, etc. That officially merged into MP in 1956. Ton-miles for C&EI in 1970 presumably don't include the L&N portion. By that same definition MP operated 10431 route-miles at the end of 1929, after A&G, SAS and Sugar Land had come under NOT&M; NO&LC operated 60 and DK&S (not subsidiary until 1931) operated 6.At the end of 1960 MP operated 9362 route-miles, NO&LC and DK&S were the same, and M-I operated 172 miles. "T&P" includes its subsidiary roads A&S, D&PS, T-NM etc. ; operated route-miles totalled 2259 at the end of 1929 (after C&NE, PVS and TSL had become subsidiaries) and 2033 at the end of 1960. The item "MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD LANTERN HANDLAN-BUCK MFG. ST LOUIS MOPAC" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps".
The seller is "railcarhobbies" and is located in Warsaw, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.