Pacific RailNews
February 1966 Edition

Magazine Summary

See the progress of the Bay Area Rapid Transit; construction is well under way, though the project is one of the largest building jobs with over 100 major contractors and over 10,000 workers.

See how Southern California comes to life again as Hollywood comes on scene at Eagle Mountain Railroad for the movie “The Professionals” starring Claudia Cardinale.

The rebuild of the San Francisco Municipal Railway jumps from the original estimated $30 million to $40 million. The Northern California Transit Demonstration Project states that the money is needed for the Richmond District and Western Addition residents to have an upgraded transit line.

Plans begin for construction of the $22 million single-track Palmdale Cutoff bypassing the busy Los Angeles. Read more about this 78-mile line in this month’s issue.

A cake cutting in front of the newest diesel locomotive celebrates the Santa Fe Railroad’s first transcontinental run on February 4th, 1941.

The Canadian Pacific plans to add nearly 1,000 covered hopper cars to its fleet in 1966. Read more on why and how much this will cost!

A tampered switch in Auburn left a locomotive overturned and the train piling up behind the units.

Earnings for the Western Pacific Railroad increased in the year 1965 over 19%.