Pacific Rail News Magazine
September 1985 Issue

Magazine Summary
UP 8444 is expected to attend the dedication ceremonies for the former TRRA station in St. Louis over Labor Day Weekend.

Union Pacific has been authorized to officially abandon the Yakima Valley Transportation Co. lines in and round Washing State.

Gerald M. Best, dean of American locomotive historians, passed away on June 10th.

Feature Story: Southern Pacific’s Altamont Pass Line

Feature Story: Today’s Railroading on the Espee

Feature Story: UP System Seeks MKT - Miss Katy Meets her Mate

“New” locomotives continue to issue from the Sacramento Shops, although at a slower pace than in years past.

The Sacramento Northern’s operating policies and even more trackage reductions.

Traffic movement levels across the Rio Grande system continue to remain low levels. However, there have been a number of shifts in overall traffic routing.

CN and its telecommunications subsidiary CNCP will spend $100 million to install an underground fiber optics cable over 1,214 miles of CN right-of-way in central and western Canada.

The Market Street Railway 578 brought in from the Western Railway Museum at Rio Vista Junction, is running this summer, but because of its age it is scheduled to run only the first Sunday of each month.

San Diego’s MTDB has come up with an innovative proposal for securing funding for the extension of the East Line.