Pacific RailNews
January 1967

Magazine Summary

Excerpts from President Myron M. Christy’s testimony before the I.C.C. explaining the Western Pacific’s reasons for asking discontinuance of the California Zephyr.

Units 8010 and 8016 from the former head-on collision inside a tunnel have been completely scrapped.

Great northern #620 is now being rebuilt with a low-profile front hood at the Hillyard, Washington shops, following its collision with SD-9 #586.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District ahs now requested the Muni to allow BARTD to provide buses for street cars and trolley coaches during the construction of the Market Street subway.

The ten new General Electric U-28C locomotives are now in service on the Ore Trains between Ferrum and Fontana, California.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit System’s subways, tunnels and elevated sections are designed to “roll with the punch” if hit by a major earthquake.

Canadian National to work with D.O.S.C.O Industries in the construction of 5 new truss spans for the new Second Narrows bridge across Burrard Inlet.

Feather River Railway has been granted authority to abandon its entire railway line and remove the trackage.