Pacific Rail News Magazine
June 1979 Issue

Magazine Summary:
A brand-new test “locomotive” is released for service by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors.

British Columbia’s annual tourism promotional train kicks off its 1979 season.

Union Pacific places orders for 205 new locomotives with deliveries starting September.

Congress fails to veto the Department of Transportation’s plan that will radically reduce Amtrak passenger service.

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad reaches agreement with Florida for the sale of the railroad’s popular narrow-gauge Silverton line.

A rolling museum called “Santa Fe Progress” makes a tour over Santa Fe trackage to educate the American public.

Donation of a Panama Railroad 2-6-0 to the Great Falls Nationa Historic Museum triggers a protest from the Republic of Panama.