Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

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A group interested in maps, cartography, GIS, and geography of the area which encompasses the NWP and related roads of the Redwood Empire.

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Petaluma maps 11 Replies

Here are a number of Petaluma track plans overtime which also shows various businesses serviced.  I found in the History Annex at the Santa Rosa LibratryContinue

Tags: maps, Petaluma

Started by Terry Park. Last reply by Terry Park Oct 3, 2017.

Dual Gauge trackage in Point Reyes Station 6 Replies

I have some Sanborn Maps of Point Reyes Station dated 1928. They clearly show the tracks, turntable, engine house, etc. but they do not indicate which tracks were narrow gauge, standard gauge, or…Continue

Started by Jason Miller. Last reply by Dave S. Nov 3, 2014.

Created a custom Google map of NWP 2011 8 Replies

I've created a custom google map of NWP 2011. It's just a start...want to do lots more with it.You can see it here:  …Continue

Started by Al Merkrebs. Last reply by Al Merkrebs Sep 9, 2014.

San Francisco in 1938

When you have an hour or two, start Google Earth Pro and navigate to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Click on the Historical Photos button, and slide the pointer all the way back to 1938.Now, just…Continue

Started by Mike Manson Mar 8, 2013.

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Comment by Bob Hayes on September 2, 2012 at 11:44pm

Jason, Try using the following link; it was cut and pasted from the website for the Santa Rosa 1916 quadrangle. It's long, let me know if this works for you, Bob Hayes

Comment by Bob Hayes on August 31, 2012 at 4:32pm

These topo maps are terrific, James. I pulled up the Santa Rosa 1916 quadrangle and the 1954 Two Rock quad. Now it's on to the Napa 1902 quad. Thanks for the tip.

Comment by Al Merkrebs on August 31, 2012 at 12:43pm


Great maps! Thanks much for the information.


Comment by Richard A Custer on August 21, 2012 at 10:22pm

Back in 1960's I would ride with my father engr E.A.Custer on the Santa Rosa switcher and sometimes we would go on the old SP to Ping Town where the tracks ended at Collage Ave and Montgomery Dr. Yes the railroad track cross hi-way 101 had a wig wag crossing then we pass between Santa Rosa high school and Santa Rosa Jr Collage and would end up at Ping Town to switch out some NWP customers.

Comment by Andrew F. Laverdiere on August 21, 2012 at 9:03pm
If anyone has a copy of Kneis' book Redwood Railways, there's a chapter on the SP building it and subsequently abandoning it.
Comment by Andrew F. Laverdiere on August 21, 2012 at 4:39pm
@Jason Trains went on it! Nyuck nyuck! The legacy of when the SP had a direct connection from Schelville to Santa Rosa through Glen Ellen.
Comment by Mike Davis on August 21, 2012 at 4:12pm

it passed right behind where Poggies is

Comment by Mike Davis on August 21, 2012 at 4:11pm

here is a google earth image

Comment by Mark Drury on October 22, 2011 at 9:46am

Paul, looks like the map/image you just uploaded is thumbnail size -- do you have a larger copy you can upload?  Would like to see it if you do, and thanks for posting!  Regards,


Mark D.

Comment by Paul Gardner on October 22, 2011 at 9:02am

I've tranfered a 1916 NWP photo of Healdsburg Yard from our Photos page118 submitted by Joseph Muller.  Thanks Joseph!    Paul 


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