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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 in General

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. in General

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. in General

1 Apr 25
Reply by Jennifer

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 Apr 22
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 anon 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

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