Western Pacific may refer to:
- Western Pacific Railroad (1903–1983)
- Western Pacific Railroad (1862–1870)
- Western Pacific Airlines (1994-1998)
- Western Pacific Ocean
Western Pacific may also refer to:
- British Western Pacific Territories
- Naval Forces Western Pacific
- Western Pacific basin
... It subsequently was absorbed into the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) ... Northern California Dates of operation 1862–1870 Successor Central Pacific Railroad Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge) The San Francisco and Oakland Railroad (and Ferry Co.) was formed under the ... The Central Pacific Railroad (CP) decided to make Oakland the western terminus of the transcontinental railroad and therefore purchased the SF O in 1868 ...
... In 1943 when the Southern Pacific Railroad placed an order for fourteen new "Daylight" locomotives from Lima, World War II was raging, and the War Production Board ... Southern Pacific re-designed the engines for general service and it was finally approved ... The smaller and power-starved Western Pacific Railroad was also looking for locomotives at the time and had first requested diesels, then a different style of steam locomotive ...
... During this tour he completed a deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean ... In August 1990, he assumed command of Naval Surface Group, Western Pacific, Task Force 73, and Task Force 75 ... the reorganization of naval surface forces in the Western Pacific ...
... It was announced that the group would operate in the Western Pacific while the forward-based USS Kitty Hawk of Carrier Strike Group Eight underwent scheduled maintenance in ... were detected by the strike group in the Western Pacific ... Strike Group 11 Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008 Republic of Korea Armed Forces Western Pacific —— —— 6th 14–16 Mar ...
... For own purposes, RSMC Tokyo unofficially divides the typhoon category into three categories, with a strong typhoon having wind speed between 64 kn (74 mph 119 km/h) and 84 kn (97 mph 156 km/h) ... A very strong typhoon has wind speed between 85 kn (98 mph 157 km/h) and 104 kn (120 mph 193 km/h), while a violent typhoon has wind speed over 105 kn (121 mph 194 km/h) ...
Famous quotes containing the words pacific and/or western:
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