Copies of this issue are being mailed to members of the Pacific Railroad Society, just as PSRMA members received copies of their publication. "Wheel Clicks," recently.

He hope that this special issue gives PRS members, as well as our own, an idea of why the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association was formed. Here are our trials, hopes, and ambitions, for a greater interest in preserving the once common railroad equipment which is fast disappearing from the scene.

Since the "Report" usually carries museum news items and news of what is happening on the local lines this is an unusual publication. We hope you enjoy what you find here. Happy New Year!


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

Museum Officers are:
Eric Sanders, president; Stanton Kerr, vice president; Richard Pennick, secretary; David Willoughby, treasurer; Terry Durkin, board chairman; Wally Barber, Jr., board member; Jon Compton, board member

Report Staff:
Charles Kent, editor

Museum Address is:
P. 0. Box 12096 San Diego, California 92112

Report Address is:
2418 Edding Drive Lemon Grove, California 92045


In November the Santa Fe derailed about 16 cars between Broadway and Market Street. The rains caused it, they say. Well they did it again. An inbound train early Saturday morning, December 17, derailed some cars, a hopper and piggy-flat overturned in "G" Street.


We wish to take this opportunity to welcome our new officers for 1968. Best wishes for your respective offices in the coming year. Our new officers are: Eric Sanders, president; Stanton Kerr, vice president; Richard Pennick, Secretary, and David Willoughby, treasurer. Don't forget to give them all the help you can.

Many thanks to the outgoing officers for the fine job done in 1967. It was a good year.

Don't forget our potluck-installation dinner on January 21. Just in case you have forgotten, the time is 6:00 p.m. at Nebo Hall, 4726 Nebo Drive, La Mesa, California. There will be movies and such to view too. Bring yourself and families or girlfriend. Kent Anderson is in charge, you'll be hearing from him soon, so reserve the date.


At PSRMA's board of director's meeting on January 9, 1968, the following topics were discussed:

——Approved a mandatory fund raising project be initiated.

——Discussed an excursion contract with Wallace Duthie which remains to be finalized.

—-Appointed Charles Gerdes to audit the treasurers books.

——Proposed dues increase, which if approved by members at January meeting, would increase Annual dues to $10, retroactive to Jan. 1, with penalty for renewals after March 1.

-—Asked land committee to investigate land near Campo and spurs for storage in San Diego area.

—-Discussed plans for steam operation at OET in next few months. Steam instruction at San Diego on March 10.

--Proposed excursion to Puerto Penasco from Mexicali in October 1968.


Annual members at present pay $5.00 per year (expected to increase to $10.00), and have full privileges including the right to vote and hold office.

Contributing members, who have most privileges, except the right to vote and hold office, have dues of $3.OO per year. If you know of anyone interested in joining our type of operation, please have them contact: PSRMA, Box 12096, San Diego, Cal.