Missouri Pacific Lines
How the Union Pacific-Rock Island Merger and Related Proposals Affect You
The Missouri Pacific prepared this pamphlet for its shippers and the public to help build a base of support to stop the merger. For the Missouri Pacific, the arrival of the Union Pacific in the St. Louis region and the Southwest would put severe pressure on the company to compete with the new mega-railroad. The company’s leadership hoped that pointing out the threat to the company and the service it provided would be enough to get support for its effort to stop the merger.