Pacific Rail News Magazine
December 1978 Issue

Magazine Summary:
A train of original Virginia and Truckee passenger cars, powered by a classic 4-4-0 American, runs on the Sierra Railroad.

The history of The Panama Railroad is revealed.

The Muni accepts its first Boeing Light Rail Vehicle for revenue service.

Union Pacific’s original 1979 capital expenditure program calls for the purchase of 150 diesel locomotives.

Details of the 1979 locomotive rebuild program are announced.

Amtrak’s Reno Fun Train operation date is announced.

Both the Canadian National and the United Transportation Union sign an agreement that will see a reduction in freight train service crews.

The latest update is given on Utah’s Golden Spike Railroad Museum.

The Illinois Central Gulf creates new service for cross-country freight traffic to be known as “Continental Connection.”

A nine-mile segment of the Santa Fe’s main line through Kansas is being relocated.

Railroads of the United States implement a “Severe Winter Standby Plan”.

Southern Pacific and the Rock Island file a joint application with the ICC, taking another giant step toward the acquisition by the SP rail system.