Pacific Rail News
November 1974 Edition

Magazine Summary

Against The Grain: The Account of Five SP&S Built Electric Locomotives.

Old Tucson, Arizona’s amusement park and motion picture studio, has purchase a 124-are site near Henderson, Nevada, south of Las Vegas, for construction of an amusement park based on the history of Southern Nevada.

At West colton, near the new Southern Pacific Yard, is a small shop and yard owned by General American Transportation Company. In 1972, an interloper arrived…

A narrow gauge is built in the Tehachapis.

After 12 years of construction, BART’s transbay service got off to a smooth start on the system’s final.

Stage and screen celebrity, Milton Berle, was the host September 20 when the inaugural run of Amtrak’s Las Vegas Celebrity Train service departed Southern California for its 7 ½ hour run to the Nevada gaming center.

The new inbound track on Judah between 17th and 19th Avenues went into service on September 14; work began on ripping up the outbound track.

New power dominates the news this month as ElectroMotive prepares to deliver the Wests first GP40P-2 and MP15 units in December.