Railway Age 1981 April 13 Mexico's railroad renaissance
Railway Age 1981 April 13 Mexico's railroad renaissance

Railway Age 1981 April 13 Mexico's railroad renaissance

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Railway Age 1981 April 13 Mexico's railroad renaissance
Railway Age April 13 1981 Vol 182 No 7
FEATURES  22 Rail renaissance in MexicoA massive, multi-billion-dollar renovation of Mexico's railroads is well under way. It includes a new electrified line, numerous rebuilt lines, four yards, and thousands of cars and locomotives, many from the U.S. and Canada.
30 Mexico's amazing MetroAlready handling a staggering passenger load (2.5 million riders a day) on a 31.6-mile system, Mexico City's subway will double rideship with the opening of 20.4 more miles in 1982. Some planners see a 198-mile system by year 2000.
38 For Amtrak, a not-so-happy anniversaryApproaching its 10th birthday, Amtrak is fighting for its life as a national passenger carrier. President Alan S. Boyd says the budget cut proposed by the Reagan Administration would limit future service to the Northeast Corridor.
46 The search for tomorrowThe great train race is gathering speed in Europe. and the U.S. is a most interested bystander, especially at the state level. The main contenders: France's TGV, Britain's APT, Germany's maglev. At stake is a world-wide market.
59 Conrail: Sale - or salvation?The DOT wants to give Conrail only enough money to keep it going pending a "fire sale." Conrail believes that given enough time it can become self-sustaining. USRA wants to give the railroad at least another two years.
4 Short & Significant
10 Santa Fe wages war on wind drag
12 Blanchette seeks FRA budget cut
14 New UMTA bill goes to Congress
18 Peaker remanufactures DTRR units
18 Why transit costs are high
18 ICC rules on revenue adequacy
18 U.S. Steel to build new rail mill
80 The Railroad Market

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