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Report from today’s NCRA meeting in Healdsburg

If any of you can read this, during the agenda item at the meeting meeting Doug Bosch announced with the sad passing of John Williams Doug…

Started by Richard C. Brand

1 Feb 13
Reply by Richard C. Brand

Spammer "James Pollard" Deleted from Network

A number of you received spurious comments on your profiles from now-deleted spammer "James Pollard," and I apologize "he" was allowed into…

Started by Mark Drury

4 Feb 12
Reply by Richard Brune

Facing Deadlier Fires, California Tries Something New: More Logging

Article in today's WSJ:  download PDF below. What could this mean for the future of the NWP, especially above Willits?

Started by Dave S.

21 Feb 8
Reply by Fred M. Cain

Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?

I was thinking about the railroads current status up to Willits, and i came across a question i'd like to ask, Is it even possible to repai…

Started by Emilio Galo

36 Feb 6
Reply by Fred M. Cain

RIP, Steve Atnip

I learned via an NWP-related Facebook page that longtime NWPRRHS supporter Steve Atnip passed away on January 8th, 2019, after a relatively…

Started by Mark Drury

7 Jan 21
Reply by Dave S.


The NWPRRHS listing of the back issues of the Northwesterner magazine end with Summer of 2014. Does anyone know of a list that shows the is…

Started by Jeff Maurer

1 Jan 11
Reply by Al Merkrebs

Hutchinson Quarry

Does anyone know if the NWP had a spur into the quarry, and if so, any pictures, map etc.? Cheers, David

Started by David Cutting

6 Nov 2, 2018
Reply by Al Merkrebs

Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?

Read the below link and let the speculation begin!

Started by Bob Cleek

14 Oct 19, 2018
Reply by Richard Sotelo

California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year

   There are many changes to the Northwestern Pacific Right of Way.     1) Ends NCRA     2) Smart will have the right of way all the way up…

Started by Richard Sotelo

21 Oct 16, 2018
Reply by Richard Sotelo

What Railroad Is This?

While scrolling through Google Maps, I stumbled upon this fairly lengthy private railroad near Santa Rosa.  The track appears to be either…

Started by James Bradley, Jr.

3 Oct 2, 2018
Reply by Richard Sotelo


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