Pacific Rail News Magazine
October 1976 Issue

Magazine Summary

The last of the Western Pacific’s Electro Motive F7 fleet.

The famed “Norden Fire Engine” now being used on the Texas Southeastern Railroad.

The historic Western Pacific roundhouse at Oroville, California was totally destroyed by fire.

A stop-work notice arrived from UMTA to the Muni and Bay Area Rapid Transit District to stop work on the new West Portal Station.

The new GE C30-7’s have been delivered and assigned to Alliance, Nebraska for coal train service.

September said goodbye to the last two Santa Fe F9 cab units.

The DM and MD trains have once again stopped work; officials say there is just not enough business to justify the continued operation.