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Newest addition to the NWPRRHS stable

Welcome P&SR Boxcar #2, rescued from Bodega Bay. Video to follow in a day or two.

Started by Steve Atnip in GeneralLatest Reply

Historical Freight Operations

I've long been a historical operations buff and have recently obtained a copy of NWP Timetable No 37 of September 30, 1956.  I notice somet…

Started by Herb Kelsey in HistoryLatest Reply

Trouble Connecting To This Site?

How many of you are using COMCAST as your Internet service provider?  I'm in the north bay (Vallejo, CA) and I ALWAYS have trouble connecti…

Started by Dave S. in GeneralLatest Reply

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Why Working on the Railroad Comes With a $25,000 Signing Bonus

Tight labor market forces BNSF, Union Pacific to dangle big incentives from Missouri to Oregon See attached article (PDF below) from WSJ,…

Started by Dave S. in General

0 19 hours ago

Hoppers sitting on the line

Driving out on 37 this AM say 8 or 9 hoppers sitting without a loco at the Ignacio wye.  Then coming back saw 5 hoppers left on the spur ne…

Started by Richard C. Brand in The "New" NWP

3 yesterday
Reply by David L ILLICH

At Petaluma Bridge this morning 4/3/18 about 0930

I was driving NB on HWY 101 through the narrows this morning and paced a NB SMART Train from the overcrossing to Burdell.  The consist was…

Started by Tom Curran in General

0 Apr 3

NWP PTC testing

Today's SMART e-news blast says that the NWP will be performing PTC testing on the part of the line shared with SMART starting tomorrow.  C…

Started by Richard C. Brand in The "New" NWP

4 Apr 2
Reply by David L ILLICH

State Senator Mike McGuire Drafting Legislation to Dissolve North Coast Railroad Authority

END OF THE LINE? State Senator Mike McGuire Drafting Legislation to Dissolve North Coast Railroad Authority, Form ‘Great Redwood Trail Agen…

Started by David L ILLICH in General

2 Mar 19
Reply by Jeff Moore

Culture Clash Over Mill Valley Depot

From ABC 7 News: http://abc7news.com/business/culture-clash-over-mill-valley-depot/3226033/ Friday, March 16, 2018 07:54PM MILL VALLEY, Ca…

Started by Dave S. in General

0 Mar 18

Are Petaluma Grain Deliveries Affected by CN Service Problems?

From WSJ 2018-03-15: https://www.wsj.com/articles/canadian-national-railway-struggles-to-make-on-time-deliveries-1521106201 Canadian Nation…

Started by Dave S. in General

0 Mar 15

California's Lumber Shortline Railroads (America Through Time)

Author:  our own Jeff Moore. This is a great little book with wonderful photos and historical narratives about many of our smaller railroa…

Started by Dave S. in General

4 Mar 14
Reply by Alan Baer

Grading work at Shellville

drove through Shellville yesterday and the entire field to the west of 8th St is being graded with heavy equipment.  Is this first stage of…

Started by Chad Glover in General

15 Feb 26
Reply by Bob Burns

SMART awarded $10.5 M from Calif State

They will received this amount over a "three year period" and will use it "for operating the new passenger train service." Hopefully that m…

Started by Richard C. Brand in SMART

5 Feb 21
Reply by Matt Jacobs

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