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T O B UILD B IG C REEK, t he wo rl d 's l argest h yd roe lect ric proj ect in 1 912, t hey n eeded a rail road , a nd t hey n eeded it in a h u rry _ A nd s o t he 5 6 -mil e S an J oaquin a nd E as tern w as b uilt in California 's S ie rra rang e-in o nly 1 57 d ays . G ea red s team l ocos , work tra ins. 2 43 i llustrat ions , m aps a nd e quipment rosters .
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T he Mexi can railroad system will acquire 70 locomotives during 1984. Thirty o f the units will be constructed at the National Railw ays o f Mexico (NdeM) shops in Aguascaliente and the rema in ing 40 are to be built in the United States. T he Mexican railroad carbuilder, Constructora Nacional de Carros de Ferrocarril (CNCF) plans to start ass embling locomotives at its plant in 198 5. T he N deM plans to modernize its passenger car fl eet with purchase o f 600 new cars from CNCF. T he railroad is studying the possibility o f adding new trains to compete with the bus and automobile on certain routes; in 19 83 the railroad system carried about 25,600,000 passengers. In June the Pacifico (FC P) was still operating the Delawa re and Hudson PA4 No. 19, ex-AT&SF No . 66L. I t appeared to be in good shape and was seen running a the trailing unit on E I Mexicali, the local passenger train between Guadalajara and Nogales. Traffic on the F CP has been good with heavy shipments o f grain and sunflower seeds from the United States. T he traffic has been so great that cars fo r M exico ha ve backed up on the U.S. side o f the border. T he F CP has been using some NdeM 6700 -s eries General Electric C 30-7 locomotives to help move the cars. T he Pacifico has advanced the Nogales departure o f the southbound E I Costeno fr om 4 :30 p.m . to 3:30 p .m. and this move may help make the connection with the N deM at Guadalajara for Mexico City. A new em ployee timetable was not issued when this schedule change was made and as a result train N o.2 was run as an extra. (Information on the F CP was supplied by Robert T inkham, Ron Hawkins and Bob Hanggie.) In the last issue I covered a little o f the background o f the express pass enger service

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