At our board of directors meeting on March 12, it was suggested that the cost of operations during instruction sessions be paid by those receiving instruction.

The cost of instruction in the operation of steam locomotives has been set at $3.00 per hour, if the locomotive is under steam.

The fees for other equipment will be set up as the need arises.


Dick Pennick sends us word that a very nice, large, color wall calender has been put out this year by THE NORTHWEST PAPER COMPANY, Cloquet, Minn. Featured is a wood-burning "Climax" Locomotive pulling a load of logs past a Royal Canadian Mountie in some Canadian forest. California office of the company is: 100 N. Erie Street, Pomona, California 91766. Better hurry, the supply is limited.

R U S T Y      R U L E S
by Dlck Pennick

From Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad. Timetable Number 4, November 11, 1883:

"Enginmen or fireman must look back frequantly to see that all is right, and in case his train becomes detached, great care must be taken to keep the forward part out of the way of the detached part, so as to prevent collision."

R E P 0 R T

Report is the official publication of the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association of San Diego County, California, Incorporated.

Officers are:
Eric Sanders, president; Stanton Kerr, vice president; Richard Pennick, secretary; David Willoughby, treasurer

Museum Address is:
P. O. Box 12096 San Diego, California 92112

Report is edited by Charles Kent, 2418 Edding Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 92045.


The PSRMA Report is for your enjoyment and information. It is intended to keep you informed as to the happenings in the museum as well as other happenings in the railroad world.

Since the publication is for you, why not contribute to its content?

Your editor has been kind of out of touch for the past eight or nine months due to a busy time working from a railroad extra board. Working six and seven days a week, and twice on some days does not leave much time for the "hobby" as it goes.

Articles dealing with the museum, rail history, and current events in the west are solicited. How about something on the down fall of the passenger trains, maybe a short istory of the famous trains of the far west, such as the Chief or City of San Francisco for example?

Come on you budding literary greats, let's make something more of the old Report.


The first export of gypsum through the Port of San Diego is now but history. On April 11, some 1900 tons of Plaster City gypsum was loaded aboard the British motorship Kings Reach,

The gypsum came from Plaster City in 23 hopper cars, which were handled by the S.D.& A.E. to San Diego and switched to the 10th Avenue Terminal by the Santa Fe, where the port's rotary car dump was used to unload them.

The hopper cars when emptied were returned to Plaster City, where they are expected to be reloaded with more gypsum for San Diego.

The Kings Reach also loaded six hundred bales of cotton and 4100 hides at the 10th Avenue Terminal. According to Howard Morin's Waterfront column in the Union, the ship will also stop at Cedros Island, Baja California, to load salt.

The largest item of business at the port railroad wise is the large volume of potash, which comes to town on the Santa Fe. Other cargos handled by rail are plywood, steel, and mollasses. Unlike the Potash and gypsum, these are items that arrive by ship and are loaded on to rail cars at the terminal.

These cargos that leave San Diego by rail require that both the Santa Fe and SD&AE keep more empty cars in town than they normally would.