Pacific Rail News Magazine
November 1978 Issue

Magazine Summary:
The Southern Pacific formulates a plan that sees the elimination of the majority of its main like trackage between Tracy and Niles, California.

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company announces a proposal to discontinue service of passenger trains seventeen and eighteen.

The Sierra Railroad’s historic passenger depot at Jamestown, California burns to the ground early on Thanksgiving Day.

Southern Pacific signs a multi-million dollar contract with Morrison-Knudsen to rebuild SP-subsidiary Northwestern Pacific’s Tunnel 27.

Southern Pacific’s official last steam runs.

Southern Pacific’s lease of the fifteen Amtrak GE P30CH units for San Francisco commuter service gets extended again.

Western Pacific’s freight car ferry Las Plumas is taken out of regular service between Oakland and San Francisco.