Return Home

 
 
Return to Top

The Headlight

The Western Pacific published a monthly employee newsletter, The Headlight. It was published from October 1941 into 1949. Click on an orange issue name to open a PDF file of that issue.

Search our WP Headlights...


Jump to:
1941    1942    1943    1944    1945    1946    1947    1948    1949


~ 1941 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
BUILDING THE WESTERN PACIFIC
PEOPLE AND THINGS
SPORTS
OUR NEW ENGINES
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
1941-10
DRAFTED
PEOPLE AND THINGS
BUILDING THE WESTERN PACIFIC
TONNAGE
MANIFEST
1941-11
NEW WP BUILDING
PROGRESS
PEOPLE AND THINGS
BUILDING THE WP
FEMININE FREIGHT
WORLD'S LARGEST BOMBING RANGE
MORE DIESEL SWITCHERS
1941-12


~ 1942 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
"GIVE US LIGHT"
OUR AMERICAN RED CROSS
PEOPLE AND THINGS
HORSEPOWER VS. TRACTIVE EFFORT
FEMININE FREIGHT
BUILDING THE WESTERN PACIFIC
1942-01
"V" FOR VICTORY
CIVILIAN DEFENSE
PEOPLE AND THINGS
BUILDING THE WP
FEMININE FREIGHT
AIR BRAKES
1942-02
Keep 'Em Rolling - But
Keep It Under Your Hat
There Is More To a Meal
People and Things
Tale Lite
Feminine Freight
1942-03
San Francisco-1906-1942
The Damndest Finest Ruins
People and Things
Building the Western Pacific
Feminine Freight
1942-04
GIVE US PLANES! 1942-05
UNITED WE STAND
HELP KEEP IT SECRET!!
PEOPLE AND THINGS
FIGHTING MAD
FEMININE FREIGHT
1942-06
WE CAN'T ALL GO
RAILROADERS ALSO SERVE
W.P. ADOPTS WENDOVER
PEOPLE AND THINGS
WHAT'S IN A NAME
FEMININE FREIGHT
W.P. FREIGHT HANDLING
1942-07
OUR SERVICE FLAG
YOU WON'T BE CALM!
PEOPLE AND THINGS
WHAT'S IN A NAME
FEMININE FREIGHT
MRS. H.P. TYLER
1942-08
/wp_headlights/1942-09_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg
FIRST ANNIVERSARY EDITION
SEPTEMBER 1942
1942-09
SMASH THE ENEMY
BUY WAR BONDS
1942-10
LET'S FLY THIS FLAG - EVERYBODY AT LEAST 10% IN WAR BONDS 1942-11 (as photos)
One Year after Pearl Harbor
they can laugh again!
1942-12



~ 1943 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
KEEP ON BUYING WAR BONDS 1943-01
THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
AMERICA ROLLS ON RAILS
1943-02
Reams of pages have been written about the rugged
natural beauty of The Feather River Canyon
1943-03
WILLIAMS LOOP 1943-04
FEATHER RIVER FISHING 1943-05
Another "Army" the Axis forgot... 1943-06
THE AMERICAN FLAG
MAKERS OF THE FLAG
1943-07
ANNIVERSARY - First Western Pacific passenger train from
Salt Lake City arrives Oakland on Monday, August 22, 1910
1943-08
GIANT WESTERN PACIFIC POWER
GEARED FOR WAR
1943-09
Rugged Feather River Canyon near Pulga, as seen from
Western Pacific's Exposition Flyer.
1943-10
Scene at Bieber, Ca., Tuesday, November 10, 1931:
Golden Spike Driving.
1943-11
/wp_headlights/1943-12_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg 1943-12



~ 1944 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
THE SAGA OF THE GB & TRR 1944-01
BUYING WAR BONDS ON GUADALCANAL 1944-02
A Liberator Bomber Winging Over Wendover Field 1944-03
GUADALCANAL NATIVE CHURCH 1944-04
/wp_headlights/1944-05_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg 1944-05
BUY ONE OF THESE BONDS TODAY 1944-06
DAWN OF D-DAY ON THE FRENCH INVASION COAST 1944-07
THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD IN ACTION 1944-08
SEPTEMBER 9th ADMISSION DAY 1944-09
GOLD HILL, UTAH
OF "DEEP CREEK MEMORIES"
1944-10
/wp_headlights/1944-11_The_Headlight_260x200.jpg 1944-11
/wp_headlights/1944-12_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg 1944-12



~ 1945 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
JOHN WILLIAM MACKAY
1831-1902
1945-01
Washington & Lincoln 1945-02
/wp_headlights/1945-03_The_Headlight_260x200.jpg 1945-03
VICTORY GARDENING 1945-04
/wp_headlights/1945-05-BAERA_151x200.jpg 1945-05
THOMAS MILTON SCHUMACHER
DEAN OF RAILROADERS
RETIRES
1945-06
Portola Railroaders Play Herlong
(Ordnance Depot) on the Mile-High
Diamond in the Sierra Nevada
1945-07
"SHAKE ON IT" ... Coast Guardsmen and Western
Pacificers unite in the final all-out effort for
decisive victory In the Pacific
1945-08
PEACE
The tumult and shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget — lest we forget!
       —Rudyard Kipling.
1945-09
A Big Job for America
GROWING MORE TREES
1945-10
THIS IS THE PLACE 1945-11
Christmas 1945 1945-12



~ 1946 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
/wp_headlights/1946-01_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg 1946-01
WESTERN PACIFIC'S NEW DIVISION HEADQUARTERS
BUILDING AT SACRAMENTO
1946-02
DIAMOND HEAD - WAIKIKI BEACH 1946-03
WP FREIGHT - DIESEL POWERED
EASTBOUND IN FEATHER RIVER CANYON
1946-04
NATIONAL TRIBUTE GROVE OF LIVING REDWOODS 1946-05
HALF DOME
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
1946-06
SHRINERS ON DRESS PARADE AT FRESNO
SAN FRANCISCO 'S ISLAM TEMPLE BAND
1946-07
Western Pacific Family Gathers to
Honor Retiring General Office
Employees and Officers
1946-08
LASSEN NATIONAL PARK IN JULY 1946-09
WESTERN PACIFIC, JR.
BUILT AND OPERATED BY BETH AND PAUL RUSSELL
IN ELKO, NEVADA, CITY PARK
1946-10
INTAKE DAM AND FISH LADDER
FEATHER RIVER CANYON
1946-11
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 1946-12



~ 1947 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
/wp_headlights/1947-01_The_Headlight-1_153x200.jpg 1947-01
SEA GULL MONUMENT - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 1947-02
CALIFORNIA STREET CABLE CAR
A SAN FRANCISCO TRADITION
1947-03
MORMON TEMPLE AND TABERNACLE
TEMPLE SQUARE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
1947-04
MIRROR LAKE AND BECKWOURTH PEAK - NEAR PORTOLA
RIDERS AND HORSES FROM WALTON'S GRIZZLY LODGE CAMP FOR BOYS
1947-05
LOOKING TOWARD LASSEN PEAK, CALIFORNIA
ACROSS THE MAGNIFICENT NATIONAL FOREST
1947-06
AT THE 1947 "HELLDORADO" ... LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 1947-07
VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILWAY MORNING MIXED TRAIN
BETWEEN RENO AND MINDEN
1947-08
BRITISHER JOHN COBB IN HIS RAILTON MOBIL SPECIAL
FOR SPEED RUNS ON UTAH'S BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
1947-09
TOOELE VALLEY RAILWAY ENGINE NO. 12 WORKING BETWEEN
INTERNATIONAL AND TOOELE, UTAH
1947-10
WESTERN PACIFIC WELCOMES ARMEA ... AMERICAN
RAILWAY MAGAZINE EDITORS' ASSOCIATION, TO
SAN FRANCISCO FOR ITS 1947 CONVENTION
1947-11
LELAND STANFORD UNIVERSITY CHAPEL
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
1947-12



~ 1948 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE NEW CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR 1948-01
Western Pacific Engine 406 Heading West Out of
Wendover, Utah, with Fast Manifest Freight No. 61
1948-02
THE FREEDOM TRAIN
America's :traveling shrine"
on its 33,000-mile tour of the nation. MARINES ON GUARD DUTY
Among the numerous priceless
documents of American History on
exhibit are the Bill of Rights and
the Declaration of Independence.
1948-03
SAN FRANCISCO'S BAY BRIDGE TERMINAL
WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD GENERAL OFFICES ARE A FEW HUNDRED FEET
UP MISSION STREET (EXTREME UPPER RIGHT)
1948-04
Looking Across Lake Merritt
Oakland, California
1948-05
Night view of the great San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with San Francisco
in the background. This bridge links Oakland and other East Bay communities
with San Francisco, while the Golden Gate Bridge, containing the world's longest
suspension span of 4,200 feet, links San Francisco with the Marin County
communities to the north—Sausalito, San Rafael, Mill Valley, etc.
1948-06
... and please make
people careful, amen
Remember - Only you can
PREVENT FOREST FIRES!
1948-07
Flash Photo at Big Basin, California,
by John haler, Western Pacific fireman
1948-08
THUNDERSTORM IN THE SIERRA NEVADA 1948-09
THE MURPHY WINDMILL
IN GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO
1948-10
THE PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO
"GATEWAY TO THE ORIENT"
Projected World Trade Center Will Be Located in Area Adjacent
to Ferry Building (Tower on Waterfront Just North of Bridge)
1948-11
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 1948-12



~ 1949 ~

Guide / Cover Issue
/wp_headlights/1949-01_The_Headlight_154x200.jpg 1949-01
COIT TOWER AND TELEGRAPH HILL, SAN FRANCISCO
Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill overlooking the harbor of San Francisco. The hill was named
in the Gold Rush days when a semaphore on its crest was used to signal to the town below the
approach of vessels through the Golden Gate. When the arms were straight out the people
knew that a steamer was coming with East Coast mail. This always created a virtual holiday.
Many writers, musicians and artists live on the hill. Their homes range from modest cottages
to swank apartment houses. Surrounding the hill is the Latin quarter, where live Italian, French,
Basque, and Spanish-speaking peoples. Alcatraz Island, a Federal Prison, is seen to the left.
1949-02
Eleanor Parker, Warner Brothers' Star, christens the California Zephyr
as California's Lt. Governor Goodwin J. Knight assists and Western
Pacific's president Harry A. Mitchell stands by.
1949-03-04


Desktop Home | Mobile Home | Shop Online | Contact | Subscribe | Privacy
 
Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Twitter

Operated by the Feather River Rail Society, a California 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization

700 Western Pacific Way, P.O. Box 608, Portola CA 96122-8636 | 1-530-832-4131 | email us at:   info@wplives.org

Copyright © 2021 Feather River Rail Society.  All Rights Reserved.  Page last updated:  Friday September 24, 2021 14:33 PDT