Pacific Rail News Magazine
May 1978 Issue

Magazine Summary:
California’s last four F-units are all back at work!

Los Angeles proposes the addition of another commuter train project to serve Southern California.

San Diego moves ahead with its transit plans.

Southern Pacific begins sending units due for upgrading to the Boise, Idaho facility of Morrison-Knudsen.

The bankrupt Chicago Rock Island and Pacific applies to the ICC for permission to end the operation of its non-Amtrak, non commuter service.

Burlington Northern stockholders vote approval of the proposed merger of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company into the Burlington Northern.

Delivery of SD40-2’s, EMD order 776088, continues.

Western pacific announces that they are expecting to get at least three years of life out of their final four active covered wagons.

CP Rail is replacing Mountain Creek Trestle.

The proposed merger from the Southern Pacific and the Seaboard Coast Line is scuttled by the Seaboard in an abrupt turnabout.

Streetcars proposed for California’s capital.