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C alifornia Operation Lifesaver . .... Dick Stephenson
F our carriers cooperate on a most i mportant mission


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Riding the Ski T rain in Style . .. Chip Sherman/Darrell
Arndt Silver Sky: the perfect conclusion to the 1987 ski season


T he C ochise Coal T rain . ............ Chris Raught 14
An unremarked SP/AT&SF o peration in New Mexico a nd Arizona

M orrison-Knudsen 1986 Activities . .... Norman E .
Anderson 16 Locomotive and car rebuilding at M -K i n Idaho and New York

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COVER: Union Pa cifi c E9 951 lea ds the Cal ifornia Operalioll L ifesave r S pecial so uth of Co lt on , Ca li f. , on April 23 , 1987 , toward its fir st stopofth e da y at Riverside. T h e cla ss ic E unit led only on t he Sa n Bernardino-Los Angeles segment (see more detail s on pa ge 8).


W here do es the West begin? Some East Coasters say O hio; West Coasters have been known t o say the Sierra range! Seems some have forgotten that the Middle West separates East from West, and Midwesterners will probably agree that the M idwest-whose h eart is C hicago-ex tends from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border to the Nebraska-Colorado state line . .. o r roughly thereabouts. As for P RN's coverage, we've often called the Mississippi River o ur " borde r," b ut n orth o f Cairo, Ill. (pronounced Cay-row locally-and d on't p ronounce the " s" in Illinois) it is m ore accurate to follow the Ohio and Wabash rivers, then the Indiana border to the shore o f L ake M ichigan-and t hen include the U pper Peninsula (known as the " u .P. " locally) as the eastern reach o f o ur " territory." After all, the likes o f Santa F e, N orth Western and Soo Line operate east o f the Mississippi and we want t o cover all their operations. We also plan to cover the new Midwest regionals and field a column for the Illinois Central Gulf. - JIM W ALKER /MIKE S CHAFER

1987 I NTERURBAN P RESS Mac Sebree, President Jim Walker, Vice-President

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