Pacific Rail News Magazine
February 1976 Issue

Magazine Summary

Hearts of thousands in California are being swept away by the ex-southern Pacific 4-8-4 on the point of the American Freedom Train.

The arrival of the first Metro LRV’s for the San Francisco Municipal Railway has again been delayed.

The last Santa Fe F-unit booster was removed from service in early December, then later that month half of the B-unit fleet was officially retired.

$10 million worth of new switchers from Electro-motive now being delivered to the Milwaukee road.

BART announces its intention to open the last station on its present system.

Texas Utilities Generating Company has announced its plans to erect overhead and electrify thirty-two mile of coal-hauling trackage in northeast Texas.

The British columbia Railway has acquired 4 Budd RDC-3’s from Amtrak to help beef up their wreck-damaged fleet.