2012 MoPac Calendar

Discussion in 'Calendars' started by klrwhizkid, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks to our own Kevin Love (Wmrx) I was able to reproduce a Missouri Pacific calendar for 2012. I know there are a number of other MoPac friends also on this site, including myself, so I am posting for everyone's benefit.
     

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  2. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Ahhhhh... You said "MoPac!" [​IMG]
     
  3. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Thank you, Keith.

    Manny, as Bart Simpson would say, "MoPac, Mopac, MoPac, Mopac, MoPac!"
     
  4. I live in Van Buren so it is ok for me to have both the Missouri Pacific & the Frisco Calendars. I know the two roads were competitors, but both SL-SF & MP started off the the same line in the begining. Plus I liked seeing the pics of the run-through trains with Jenks Blue and Orange/White engines running together.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!
    Missouri Pacific Route of the Eagles!!!


    Murphy Jenkins
     
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    OF COURSE IT'S OK!!! It's just too silly to "root" for a railroad (That's been gone for years) like a ball team! I have a dozen or more "favorite" railroads and I don't like each and everything that the Frisco ever did, among them were the late diesel paint schemes. "Simplified" or "austerity" schemes and the Mandarin and white were simply awful, but I don't "bleed" Frisco diesel black and yellow...

    Tom G.
     
  6. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Blasphemy!
     
  7. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

  8. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    LOL, not really. Just having some fun at the expense of the MoPac modelers. ~mike
     
  9. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    We used to joke at the Mop stuff... calling it the route of the "Big Dipper". (As if they had a big vat of blue paint they dipped their engines into!)

    That was then.

    Now the Mop has been gone for decades. I shot scant few Mop pics "back then". I now regret it.

    Something about that old Jenks blue on a tattered GP7 making a laborious "midnight shove" of interchange cars to the Frisco's Back Track at Van Buren late at night was pretty cool.
     
  10. Bruce Adams

    Bruce Adams Member

    I'll say it again ... these are cool! Thanks for creating and sharing them!
     
  11. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    How many miss the Penn Central? It did interchange with the Frisco at St. Louis! Many who cursed it then wish it were back now.

    Compared to other roads, the Frisco´s new image red/white scheme which had graced the EMD demo set of GP35/DD35s was still somewhat acceptable. The caboose fleet should have remained boxcar red though.

    Don´t forget the TRRA Texas Special book or the GP7 preservation plan.

    The book is simply one of the best on a specific passenger train and it would be only fitting to get a GP7 preserved in black and yellow.

    Joe Toth
     
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Joe, I'm trying to figure out what your post has to do with this thread?
     
  13. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith, thanks for the calender. I printed it on a color laser printer and passed them out to "the train nerds" I have bbq lunch with every Friday. It took a few minutes for the guys to see it was for 2012. The Mopac guy was very appreciative and the rest of the guys enjoyed it too.

    Dale Rush
    Carthage, MO
     
  14. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Dale's comments made me think about the original year this calendar was issued. This was for 1983, the last year that MoPac issued a calendar. Thanks to Keith, it is usable for today. I have a few other years on hand and Keith has offered to "update" them as well. We'll see what next year brings.
     
  15. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I always wanted one of those MoPac calendars from the early 1950's with the Eagle pic on it and a changeable card for each day and month. Never could find a good one.

    Frisco should have done something like that featuring the Texas Special and The Meteor.

    Ken
     

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