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MoPac Motorcars & Doodlebugs

The Missouri Pacific and her subsidiaries commonly employed the Sykes-built motorcars (aka "Doodlebugs") on some local passenger runs. These were originally built as gas-mechanical, then in 1927 and '29, these were rebuilt at MP's Sedalia shops to gas-electrics. They also recieved a new look on their fronts with a large grill and heavy snowplow.

Some doodlebugs tugged a baggage-mail car built to accomadate this purpose.

 

      the Gas-Mechanical/ Gas-Electric Motorcar


Unit:

Missouri Pacific
Motorcar
Location/Date of Photo:

Union, NE
1940-1950's
Road No.

450
Photographer:

Photographer unknown
MP motorcar 450 (in later years, this would be replaced by the streamlined Eaglette) was commonly used in conjunction with Mopac's locomotives in the Lincoln branchline's passenger service, seen here changing passengers at Union, Nebraska.

Unit:

Midland Valley
Motorcar
Location/Date of Photo:

Oklahoma City, OK
1939-1940's
Road No.

M-4
Photographer:

Photographer unknown/Gary Herron Collection
MV #M-4 - Motorcar seen at Oklahoma City about 1939-1940's.

      the MotoRailer

Please go to
MoPac 'EAGLETTE' MotoRailer

for more on this unique motorcar


MP670 art by Todd Greuter

 

      the Speeder-type Motorcar

Please go to
MoPac Speeder Equipment
For Speeder Motorcars


 


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