Pacific Rail News Magazine
December 1981 Issue

Magazine Summary:
A feature story on the life of the 1294 steamer locomotive.

Bullet trains are proposed for the busy Los Angeles area.

Amtrak opens a new line that’s nocturnal.

The economic crunch continues to be felt by the Union Pacific as they reduce employees, equipment, and operations.

The Southern Pacific has brought out its third paint test using the color scheme red, orange, and black.

The 3rd and 4th quarter do not look as good as the 1st and 2nd for the British Columbia Railway.

A Canadian tourist train is proposed.