Pacific Rail News Magazine
January 1976 Issue

Magazine Summary

SF Municipal Railway’s terminal trackage in Wawona Street has been removed for sewer reconstruction.

An overview of Nevada Desert Railroading that began July 3, 1904.

The only motive power currently on order by the Burlington northern is a group of 45 EMD SD 40-2 units.

The Southern Pacific Transportation company wants out of the commuter train business.

As part of Amtrak passenger rail system’s growth, four new routes were added to the network over the past year.

Davenport rock Island and north Western Railway has replaced all 7 of its Alco S3 units with second-hand Electro-motive locomotives acquired from Burlington Northern & the Milwaukee Road.

The 1976 car acquisition program announced by the Union Pacific will see the addition of 1780 new freight cars to the rolling stock fleet.

The Weyerhaeuser company will run the last train on its Chehalis Western Railroad on December 23, ending its rail operations.