Pacific Rail Magazine
September 1974 Edition

Magazine Summary

A pictorial salute to the locomotives which helped dieselize the San Francisco to San Jose commute trains.

Delivery of Santa Fe’s 27 new air conditioned GE U36C units was completed the week of August 5.

An overview of the Fort Worden Engine.

More motive power is due to move to Boise, Idaho in coming months, as Morrison-Knudsen expands the scope of its operation.

The final test for the BART system occured on August 3rd.

The conversion of 3027 to a “braking sled” at Sacramento General Shops. It includes selling for scrap all six traction motors, the traction generator, and the engine.

The San Francisco Municipal Railway’s track renewal work in Twin Peaks tunnels is now nearing completion.

Alaska’s three foot gauge White Pass and Yukon is now another railroad that can be added to the list of those roads that are studying the possibility of electrification.