Pacific Rail News Magazine
August 1984 Issue

Magazine Summary
Learn about the longest steam excursion in history as of August 1984.

Wire problems on the B.C. Rail possibly caused by sulphurous gas.

The Southern Pacific has put up a 160 mile track for sale in Texas.

The Yakima Valley Transportation's’ electric freight line is again threatened, but this time with complete abandonment.

Railroad Resource Inc. in Phoenix is now the owner of the Grand Canyon branch!

San Diego Trolley’s groundbreaking happened on June 1.

Feature Story: Light Rail in the West - portland

Feature Story: SP’s Tillamook Branch - Hauling Timber on the Oregon Coast Range

Rail Canada West has become the only railroad to be powered in the 1980s by diesel-electric, steam, and electric.

The LRV accident rate on the San Diego Trolley against vehicles and pedestrians has continued to be relatively low with motorists continuing to be found at fault.

Santa Fe’s ferry slip at Ferry Point in Richmond, CA was severely damaged by fire on May 4, where is it now?

During April and May, eight more Western Pacific locomotives were shipped East to the Union Pacific for repainting or retirement.

Burlington Northern Trains No. 100 and 163 were involved in a head-on collision in Colorado.

As cable car rehabilitation nears completion, the date for the official reopening ceremonies of the Muni have been set for June 21.