July 26, 1858

The newest section of what would become the Missouri-Pacific Railroad was completed between California, Missouri and Tipton, Missouri on this date in 1858.

Missouri Pacific Railroad

December 9, 1852

The first passenger train in Missouri began scheduled operations (Pacific Railroad). The first trip was over all four miles of the company's track.

Missouri Pacific Railroad

March 12, 1849

The Missouri Pacific Railroad was chartered. It was created to "… extend from St. Louis via Jefferson City, to the western boundary of Missouri, and thence to the Pacific Ocean."