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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.

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 anon

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: http://abc7news.com/business/culture-clash-over-mill-valley-depot/3226033/ 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: https://www.wsj.com/articles/canadian-national-railway-struggles-to-make-on-time-deliveries-1521106201 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

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

15 Feb 26
Reply by Bob Burns

PTC Problems on UP

form Wall Street Journal, 2018-01-26 Union Pacific CEO: Train Braking Technology Is Clogging the Railway System to curb collisions or derai…

Started by Dave S.

2 Feb 4
Reply by Richard C. Brand

Reopening the line to South Fork?

Hey everyone, I know I have not done a discussion in forever, but I have a question to ask. Would reopening the line from Samoa to South Fo…

Started by Emilio Galo

14 Jan 29
Reply by Dave S.

SMART Could Save $45M for 3 Mile Windsor Extension

Great article illustrates how government thinking balloons the cost of many projects.  SMART estimates the cost at about $18M per mile to…

Started by Dave S.

4 Jan 22
Reply by Emilio Galo

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