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March 1988

No. 292

and PACIFIC NEWS are registered trademarks of Interurban Press, a California Corporation.
PACIFIC R/1ILN,,'\I:IS

Kaiser Steel's Eagle Mountain Mine Railroad
From Baldwins to GEs

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PUBLISHER: Mac Sebree EDITOR: Jim Walker NEWS EDITOR: Dick Stephenson A SSOCIATE EDITOR: Mike Schafer ART PRODUCTION: Mark Danneman PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ray Geyer CONTRIBUTING ARTIST: John Signor STAFF:

Canadian National's "Muskeg" Trains
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Les S. Kozma/Charles W. Bohi

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CNR inherited this operation from Northern Alberta Railways

Michael W. Blaszak, David R. Busse, P. Allen Copeland, Harre W. Demoro, R.C. Farewell, Thomas Higgins, Herb Horton, Don Jewell, Ken Meeker, Steve Morgan, Brian Norden, Clifford Prather, Karl Rasmussen, John A. Rushton, Jim Seal, Joe Srrapac, Charles Ver celli. (UPPS 862840) is pub lished monthly by Interurban Press (a corpora tion), 1212 South Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. Second-class postage paid at Glendale, CA 91209 and additional offices. POSTMAS TER: Send address changes to: P,\CIf'lC RAILNEWS, P.O. Box 6128, Glendale, CA 9120S. ISSN 87S0-8486.
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Photo Focus Books From the Past Photo Stop
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PACIFIC RAII.NEIl'S

COVER: Tw i n GE U30Cs r ol l the lost Eag l e Mauntain train over Caution H i l l on March 24, 1986. The
now-defunct l i n e earlier was a bastion for Boldwi ns; it has a l so hosted excursion trains, and of late provided a setting for a segment of the Tough Guys movie. -DAV I D E. LAAG

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([) 1988 INTERURBAN PRESS Mac Sebree, President Jim Walker, V ice-President

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Now, however, the financial interests which are eyeing the Western roads are looking at the real estate, the mineral deposits and other non-rail activities as the reason to go after the corporations. The actual operations of the railroads , not usually as lucrative, have become the "tail that wags the dog," so to speak. Whether railroad operations, contending as they are with competition, labor and government, are a viable enterprise if stripped of revenues fron non-rail sources, is presently in doubt. What a turnabout! -JIM WALKER
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s railroads reached toward the Pacific in the last century, their real estate and other subsidiaries were relatively unknown and in the background.

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