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November 27-December 17: Rail tour to Mexico & Service Rail-Fans by Civil will be operated Special train leaves Los Finlay Fun-Time Tours. Angeles on Santa Fe Railway to El Paso, Tex. From here National Railways of Mexico takes train via All of Mexico is to Central route to Mexico City. be covered by private automobile. Highlights of tour are probable ride behind steam from San Felipe Pescador to Mexico City; ride on open-sided streetcars of Veracruz, and ex-Pacific Electric cars; ride on narrow-gauge with steam between Cuautla and Puebla on Mexicano Railroad. Return to U. S. is via National Railways of Mexico to Guadalajara, then via Pacific Railroad of Mexico on West Coast of Mexico route to Nogales.
Railfans. Santa Fe special train leaves Los Angeles
December 29-January 1: Tour sponsored by Civil
Pacific takes group to Los Angeles via Phoenix, Ariz. Equipment will be all streamlined lightweight Pullmans, lounges, and diner, plus privately owned openplatform car La Marguerita de Oro. All expense rates from Los Angeles start at $536. For information and reservations, contact Civil Service Rail-Fans & Finlay Fun-Time Rail Tours, 11308 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif.
New Year's holiday exDecember 28-January 1: cursion to Mexico will be sponsored by Golden West
New Year's week end: Chartered Pullman trip from
a former railroad president will be used in addition
South American railroads will
February 1962: Special-car party from Washington, D. C., to New Orleans, La., for Mardi Gras will make stops en route (for choice of side trips, tours, visiting). Information and reservations are available from Rail Travel, P. O. Box 62, Alexandria, Va.
Railfan tour to Colombia will March 26-April 7: depart Miami International Airport 2:20 p.m. Braniff jet flight 977, will arrive Bogota 6:50 p.m. Monday. Inspection will be made of Bogota Yards of Colombian National Railways; steam-powered 3-footwill be gauge train (standard gauge of Colombia) taken through Andes on 8000-foot descent on grades as high as 5.5 per cent, then up to Ibague; diesel rail car will accommodate tour group from Armenia to Cali, where shops of Pacific Division of National Railways will be toured; from Cali steam-powered train will be used to traverse valley to Pereira; again diesel rail car will take group to Cartago and over mountains to La Pintada; special steam train will be provided on Antioquia State Railway to make 7000-foot climb in 50 miles through many tunnels to Caldas, then descent to Medellin. Group will leave Medellin Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. aboard Avianca for Panama. Five-foot-gauge Panama Railroad will be ridden from Braniff flight 986 will take group Balboa to Colon. from Panama to Miami for 5 p.m. arrival. Plenty of sight-seeing, many side tours, and innumerable opCost of portunities for picture-taking are arranged. For further information, tour, $575 from Miami. write Sanders World Travel Inc., 939 Shoreham Bldg., Washington 5, D. C.
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Photos and slides, steam only. Large list with U.P. 3987 printed on cover, only 25c. Roy F. Wake Railroad Productions, 1429 Congress, Chicago 7, Ill. Our Little Railroad Classics still available: "Narrow 1961 printing, $1; "The Slim Gauge to Silverton,' Princess," $1.50. SP Narrow Gauge Story, $1; "Cab-inFront," 50-yr. account of SP's backups. Kodachrome Hungerford Press, Reseda 2, Calif. Electric Railway 8 mm. North Shore Original Negatives: Narrow Gauge RR's trunk roads -interurbans. All areas loggers Each 50 ft., features. Wisconsin and Illinois operation, including, Short lines Canada. Send stamped, self-addressed enveU.S. NEW: North Chicago, and Racine. Railway Negative Ex$9.65. Robert Kairis, 1418 Wisconsin, Racine, Wis. lope for schedule of listings. change, P. O. Box 92, Oakland 4, Calif. For Sale: PRR yellow markers, single, lens $15.00 a pair, $10.00 each. 3-lens type, $12.50 each. Brakeman lanterns from RDG, PRR, CRR of NJ, NYC and NH, $5.00 each; many others. Send stamp for complete list of railroadiana. J. A. Bidwell, River Drive, Titusville, N. J.
B&W send 20c for lists and
Pullman spoons, $1.00 each postpaid.
Wonder What a Shay sounds like at full speed? Have
John A. Krave, 429 Ford Building, Detroit 26, Mich.,
Steam recordings of Nickel Plate and B&O combine
48-page pamphlet; 32
Steam, gas trains: 311⁄2" to 24" gauge. Photos, details
European railroad color slides and photo prints. Free
The Skunk, 4 colorslides of the California Western
New York Central Lines complete rosters; all Pacifics,
8 mm. film, "Steam in 1960."
Lanterns. Switchmen's, kerosene burning, indicate
NYC, PRR railroad calendars, Locomotive Cyclopedias, railroad books. Ben Smith, 265 Tompkins, Brooklyn 16. N. Y.
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Steam's Finest Hour depicts in builder broadside and action photography 128 of the finest U. S., Canadian, and Mexican steam engines built from 1925 to dieselization. Top seller. $15.00
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You know what this isa shipment of new automobiles. For many years Great Northernand lots of other railways-hauled fewer and fewer automobiles. But there's been a change. You should see us now. We load up to 15 autos on tri-level carriers-sort of piggyback-and away we roll!
And GN's schedules get those new cars to their destinations in a hurry.
Which gets me into a favorite subject: Great Northern's Coordinated Shipping Services. That's "train talk" for the way we team up freight car, truck and piggyback.
For example: ship some goods into Minnesota or Montana by freight car. Then Great Northern trucks I will take over for delivery to outlying points. Or use a combination of piggyback and truck.
Whatever you ship (from perishables to pig iron) . . . wherever you ship (from the Great Lakes to the great Pacific Northwest) . . . however you ship (LCL, carload or trailerload) . . . Great Northern's
Coordinated Shipping Services put you on the right track. And-at mighty advantageous rates! Check with your local GN freight representative.
Want you to meet a good friend of mine-Al Haley.
Al's our chief on geological affairs an expert on things like lignite, oil and iron ore.
He's a regular genius at finding a gravel pit where no one thinks there's one around. And you should hear his talk on the Williston Basin chemical complex. ("Complex"? Nojust crystal clear!)
Ask Al Haley about sulfur, or natural gas, or olivine-anything that comes out of the ground. (Same address as mine. See below.)
How about your next business trip-or family vacation?
Be a great time to rediscover the joys of train travel aboard GN's incomparable Empire Builder. The sight-seeing's superb from high-up in Great Dome seats. And so is the comfort-in reclining, leg-rest coach seats or spacious Pullman quarters. Marvelous food and service, too. Runs daily each way between Chicago and Seattle-Portland via St. Paul-Minneapolis and Spokane. A great way to go!