Pacific Rail News Magazine
July 1979 Issue

Magazine Summary:
Southern Pacific begins installation of a $7.68 million electronic system on the Palmdale Cutoff

The Bay Area Electric Railroad Association’s California Railway Museum takes delivery of the former Tidewater Southern Railway interurban number 200.

Canada’s New Westminster Bridge is hit again.

Rail laying continues with new welded rail going down on Burlington Northern’s 116-mile track construction project.

The National Museum of Transport in St. Louis, Missouri announces plans to contribute 34-acre tract of land and improvements.

Brand-new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subwaycares are unveiled at the Department of Transportation’s Test Center.

The battle between the administration and Congress over Amtrak’s future continues during June and July.

The 1980 car program calls for 3625 new railroad cars costing $155,277,500.