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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 AtnipLatest 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.Latest Reply

My abandoned railroad Google maps

Hello all. I've been drawing a few Google maps of various California and Maine abandoned railroads. Here's some links if you want to check…

Started by Andrew F. LaverdiereLatest Reply

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Railroad maps and open tunnels

Hello all! I have an interesting relationship with the NWP. I grew up in Ferndale and could hear the train make its way through Fernbridge.…

Started by Ryan Pedrotti

10 on Wednesday
Reply by Brian D. Liddicoat

GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

Deal is the first major portfolio move in new GE CEO John Flannery’s attempt to revamp the struggling conglomerate From WSJ, 2018-05-21:…

Started by Dave S.

0 on Monday

SMART Employee Timetable

I need a copy (original, photocopy or PDF) of the SMART Employee Timetable. Anyone with access to one please reply by message or e-mail agg…

Started by David M. Bernstein

2 May 3
Reply by Richard C. Brand

Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets

From WSJ, 2018-04-30: Retailers, manufacturers facing capacity squeeze on the highways are taking a slower path through intermodal rail to…

Started by Dave S.

0 May 1

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.

1 Apr 25
Reply by Jennifer

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

0 Apr 3

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

2 Mar 19
Reply by Jeff Moore

Culture Clash Over Mill Valley Depot

From ABC 7 News: Friday, March 16, 2018 07:54PM MILL VALLEY, Ca…

Started by Dave S.

0 Mar 18

Are Petaluma Grain Deliveries Affected by CN Service Problems?

From WSJ 2018-03-15: Canadian Nation…

Started by Dave S.

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.

4 Mar 14
Reply by Alan Baer


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