Pacific RailNews
July 1967

Magazine Summary

Track laying on the Southern Pacific Railroad’s all-new 78-mile Palmdale - Colton Cutoff in Southern California is now nearly complete.

The ex-Los Angeles Railway funeral car, the “Descanso,” will have to be moved to higher elevation in order to continue to view both Espee and Santa Fe rails.

The Western Pacific Railroad announces its plans to construct a $2.2 million locomotive maintenance facility in Stockton.

A week after it’s release with a new front, the 1103 is back in the shop for a new paint job.

The 5th section of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District transbay tube project was towed into position on June 20th and will be lowered into its waiting position on the floor of the San Francisco Bay and joined to the other submerged tube sections by July 1st.

After several months, the first of the 3,600 horsepower EMD unit were delivered to the railroad and entered passenger service June 1st in Ogden, Utah.

Revenue passenger service began on the newest steam railroad operation in the Pacific Northwest.

The Santa Fe is going to offer a new kind of train ticket that includes meals for its passenger trains.