Trains Magazine 1999 June Rails around California WP remembered NWP steam days L
Trains Magazine 1999 June Rails around California WP remembered NWP steam days L

Trains Magazine 1999 June Rails around California WP remembered NWP steam days L

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Trains Magazine 1999 June Rails around California WP remembered NWP steam days L
 
Trains Vol 59 No 6 June 1999
Table of Contents
6From the Editors
An artifact of the railroad
10Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers
14Potomac Pundit
Columnist Don Phillips
16Diverging Approach
Columnist Ed Ellis
18Railroad News
Events, trends, people
23Scanner
Railroad-by-railroad news items
24 Power Desk
How I learned to love the F40
28Railroad News Photos
This month's colorful railroad scene
26 IC May Get New Chicago Entrance
Track relocation plan targets the "St. Charles Air Line." by J. David Ingles
34 COVER STORY:
The California Mystique
From Donner's high iron to surfside streamliners, California remains an artifact of the railroad.
by John P. Hankey
40 Photo Section: The California School
Railroading as seen through the cameras of three generations of photographers who call the Golden State their home.
52 "Those Damn Engines ..."
An encounter with Santa Fe FP45 90 shows it wasn't so different from its Erie-built predecessor.
by David Lustig
54 Western Pacific Remembered
A public-relations department veteran recalls the fantrips, passenger promotions, and special events of the 1940's and '50's.
by Arthur L. Lloyd
60 Metrolink
The Los Angeles area commuter service, now in its seventh year, is helping to alleviate congestion on the region's highways.
by David Lustig
68 Two Summers in the Eel River Canyon
Family vacations along the Northwestern Pacific turned a train-crazy kid into a true railfan.
by James E. Valle
70 A Railroad Museum Like No Other
On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Sacramento's California State Railroad Museum faces expansion and some new challenges.
by Curt Bianchi
76 Readers' Platform:
The Ultimate Trip, and its Trains
California was the destination of some of the greatest passenger trains ever to grace U.S. rails.
by George H. Drury

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