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THE WESTERN PACIFIC Headlight

THE WESTERN PACIFIC Headlight is the Feather River Rail Society's journal of WP history and includes articles of interest for modelers and those wishing to know more of the historical aspects of the Western Pacific and subsidiary roads.

Almost all of the back issues are available in the Gift Shop or by mail by calling the Gift Shop at (530) 832-4131.

Issue #DateTable of ContentsAvailable
in Gift Shop
492016 Western Pacific's Coil Steel Gondolas
On the Property - WP Gondola 6424
Fifteen Minutes of Fame for WP 6482
At the Throttle with Bob Larson, 1977
Yes
48 James F. Lynch -WP Eastern Division Superintendent 1951-67
Yes
47 Lee Johnson on Western Pacific GE Locomotives
On the Property WP 3051
At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1976
Yes
46 History Locomotive No. 94, Norm Holmes
WP's Auto Hauling History
At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1975
Yes
45 Western Pacific Intermodal Operations
Mike Burchardt at the Keddie Wye
At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1974
Yes
44 WP Mechanical Departments Over-the-Road Repair Equipment
A Night on the APF
1950s Update to WP Stores Department
Yes
43 Portola California Part III
The Jack Daly Memoirs
Surrounded by Steam in Portola
Railroad Brat, Growing up in WP Family in Portola
Yes
42 Portola California Part II
WP's Portola Diesel Shop
Portola goes to the Dogs
Western Pacific's mid-80s Return to Portola
Yes
41 Portola California Part I
Portola's Railroad History
Western Pacific's Portola Hospital
WPs Portola Roundhouse Complex
Yes
40 A Sweet Time on the Sugar Pine
At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1969 to 1971
WP Yard Clerk 1965-66
Sacramento's Overhead Traveling Cranes
Yes
39 Feather River Route Centennial - Special Issue
Yes
38 At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1967 to 1969
The Failure of SNs Arcade Trestle Part II
Life in the Sierra Valley a Century Ago
Sacramento Northern GP7 number 712
WPs Unique Air-Operated Pin Lifters
Yes
37 At the Throttle with Bob Larson 1960 to 1967
The Failure of SNs Arcade Trestle
Western Pacific Caboose 483
Yes
36Summer 2008 Tidewater Southern Equipment Photos
Working on the WP Bob Larson
Highline Trains George Manley
Yes
35Spring 2008 San Jose WP Branch Update
Locomotive, Diesel and Pass Car Diagrams
Yes
34Fall 2007 A Famous Train Comes to an End
Final Years of the Silver Lady
Yes
33Summer 2007 A 1962 look at Railroadings Future by Alfred Perlman
Modeling a WP Shorty Steel Gondola Car
WP San Jose Branch Part 2 Norm Holmes
Yes
32Spring 2007 WP San Jose Branch Part 1 Norm Holmes
An Outhouse for Your Layout
Yes
31Fall 2006 Ans Chico Deposts
Heavyweight Passenger Cars Plans
Thirsty Giants and Their Quest for Water Part 2
Yes
30Summer 2006 A Message from the WPRRHS Administrator
The Thirsty Giants & Their Quest For Water
Western Pacific's Mill Gondolas
Sacramento Northern Diesel Photographs
2006convention Photos
Back Cover, The New Broadway Limited Cars
Yes
29Spring 2006 Sacramento Northern Part 2
SN 1632 Caboose Plans
Derailment at Haggin
Yes
28Fall 2005 Sacramento Northern Part 1
Yes
27Summer 2005 Western Pacific Steel Caboose # 452
Steam Train helpers Part 3
WPRRHS 2005 Convention
Mexican Laborers
Yes
26Spring 2005 Part 2 Steam Train Helpers
United States Gypsum Railroad
Western Pacific RR Forms
Yes
25Fall 2004 Steam Helper Locomotives Part 1
WP GE U23B Part 2
Motor Extra 830 West
Yes
24Summer 2004 A Message from the WPRRHS Administrator
EMD 1500 Switchers
Portrait of the Feather
Modeling WP's 1500's
Convention Report
Favorite Model
Run to Reno
Yes
23Sprint 2004 Coal vs Oil Burning Steam Locomotives
the New Baldwin Diesel Switchers
Build an MOW Derrick Gondola
Yes
22Winter 2003 A Message from the WPRRHS Administrator
Remember When
Portrait of the Feather
Modeling a 65' Mill Gondola
Book Reviews
Rolling Stock Gallery
F-Units in Color
Yes
21Summer 2003 Construction and Maintenance on WPs Western Division by Virgil Staff
Yes
20January 2003 General Electric U-23 Diesels
Modeling a GE U23B Part 2
On the Property WP No.805-A
Yes
19July 2002 Clover Valley Lumber Company
Modeling a GE U23B Diesel
Yuba City Convention Report
On the Property WPMW 0196
Yes
18January 2002 A Message from the WRRHS Administrator
Modeling the CZ
California Zephyr Passenger Car Roster
Cars of the California Zephyr
On the Property
California Zephyr Brochure
Yes
17March 2001 Special CZ 50th Anniversary Issue Part 1
Loss of Harry ""HAP"" Manit 1916-1999
On the Property WP FP-7A 805-A
WP Unique No-Brush Train Washer-Portola"
16 First Generation WP Diesels
1998 WPRRHS Convention Report
Beanery Blockade form Peter Josserand
Rail Grinding on the WP
Dispatching Trains on the WP
Yes
15Winter 1997-1998 The Perlman Era
1997 WPRRHS Convention Report
Merchandising WP
WP Facilities
WP Model Report
Yes
14Spring-Summer 1997 Oro Dam Line Relocation
WP SW9s Part 2
Feather River Railway
Yes
13Fall/Winter 1996 Oro Dam Constructors Railroad
Western Pacific SW9s
Modeling WP SW9s-Part l
Western Pacific Model Report
On the Property-WP Steel Caboose 484
On-Duty with WP's SW9s, interview with WP engineer Kirk Baer
Portrait of the Feather, AWP Photo Essay
12Spring 1995 BN Pool Power
WP Model Report
Dispatching the Canyon Subdivision
Taming the Canyon
On the Property WP GP7 707
Yes
11Winter 1995-1996 A look back WPs Employee Magazines
Western Pacific fin the Air
WP Fifty Foot Single-Sheather Auto Box Cars
Modeling a Fifty Foot Single-Sheather Auto Box Car
the Old Dispatchers Story
Mountain Dispatcher
Yes
101993 Modeling WP GP35s
WP Beer Cars
Assorted reprints from WP company magazines The Headlight and Mileposts
Head On!
Western Pacific Model Report
Shafter, Nevada 1947
WP Colors in Model Paints
Just Over 10 Years Ago
Western Pacific Decals
Yes
9 Uncle Pete Plucks the Feather
Western Pacific 1903-1983
Post Merger Locomotive Notes
Steam Locomotives
Western Pacific System Map
Preserved WP Locomotives
Yes
8Volume 92 Number 2 Western Pacific Model Report
Take a Ride on the Sperry
Western Pacific GP35s
Ex-Milw 40' Boxcar WP 3417
7Volume 92 Number 1 FT History General Overview
WP FT Roster List
Horsepower vs. Tractive Effort
In War, Peace, Diesels Do Job
Life On A Battleship
More Power Pulls Today's Freights
WP FT General Arrangement Drawing
EMD FT General Arrangement Drawing
Paint Schemes
WP FT Unit Roster, 901-912
Mishaps
6 The Budd Cars are Rolling, Mileposts Reprint
Morrison-Knudsen GP35 and GP40 Remanufacturing - Part 2
Modeling Western Pacific ""Gould Standard"" Wood Cupola Cabooses
Assorted reprints from WP company magazine The Headlight
Modeling the Western Pacific GP40-2s
Western Pacific Freight Cars circa 1970
Western Pacific Model Report
5Volume 91 Number 1 Western Pacific Model Report
The "Charles O. Sweetwood" story
The Reno Branch
9001 series 70 ton Mill Gons
Feather River Route Standard
Western Pacific GP40s, additional information .
Morrison-Knudsen Remanufacturing of GP35 & 40 Locomotives, Part One
Easy to model WP Freight Cars by Tom Bacarella
Western Pacific Modeling Articles, Update No. Three"
Yes
4 A Tale of Two Engines - 3014 & 3020
4051 Series PC/WP Box Cars
WP GP40s - A Guide to Types
Western Pacific GP40 Views
Western Pacific Model Report
WP Modeling Article Index Update 2
Assorted Reprinted Stories from Western Pacific Mileposts
3Spring 1990 Western Pacific AAR Steel Box Cars
Western Pacific F3's in Freight Service
WP Series 1201 Tank Cars
Western Pacific Model Report
Trainsheet Back Issue Index
WP Modeling Article Index to Date
Assorted Reprinted Stories from Western Pacific Mileposts
2Winter 1990 Note:  This was a joint issue with Freight Car Journal #33
Western Pacific Freight Car Equipment List at the time of the UP Merger
Western Pacific Freight Car photos
1Fall 1989 I Remember the Zephyr
The California Zephyr, Reprinted from the November 1949 Railroad Magazine
Welcome Aboard the California Zephyr, Reprinted CZ trip guide and timetable
WP California Zephyr Equipment Diagrams
WP FP7 and F3 Fold-Out Drawings
Assorted Reprinted Stories from Western Pacific Mileposts
Western Pacific Model Report

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