Pacific Rail News Magazine
February 1980 Issue

Magazine Summary:
The Rock Island has been barred from submitting its reorganization plan to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The Union Pacific Corporation has offered to buy Western Pacific Railroad Company.

Amtrak could be facing a severe equipment shortage if Pullman Standard withdraws from the contract to build new passenger cars.

The California Department of Transportation received special funding approval to restore rail service to the Richmond Company.

The nation’s railroads have urged the Interstate Commerce Commission to eliminate all incentive per diem charges - the rental paid for freight cars.