Pacific Rail News Magazine
September 1976 Edition

Magazine Summary

The Boeing Vertol company has completed the new light rail vehicle design capable of mixing on city streets with normal traffic...the Muni has already ordered several.

An overview of the lesser known Sierra Railroad freight trains.

The effort to create a railroad museum in portland, Oregon is gaining traction.

The Southern Pacific has a unique proposal to withdraw from the West’s only commuter railroad operation.

The lack of maintenance on the San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicles is getting them into trouble.

The Santa Fe locomotive rebuild program has been continuing at a slow pace; a step up is expected during 1977.

A design defect in an electronic component called a flip flop was responsible for a Bay Area Rapid Transit District train nearly running off the track at the Fremont Station this last February.