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A group for those interested in modeling the NWP and related roads in any scale.

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Comment by Ed Merrin on Sunday

Anybody know the history of NWP MW 850? That's the old water car that sat in Petaluma for years. It was previously an SP MW car, but I don't know the number. I also don't know when the NWP "acquired" it. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Christopher Palomarez on June 16, 2017 at 9:28am

NWP Graduate, announcement coming soon to Athearn Genesis

Comment by Don Underwood on April 19, 2017 at 1:31am

Great details.  Telephone pole cross arms, railing on bridge, pipes on buildings.  Only in Petaluma: Chicken Pharmacy!

Comment by Cory W Swank on April 18, 2017 at 7:09pm

Looking good Ed

Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 5:17pm

They're as close as I could get them. Four of them still exist, the others were tore down. They have all gone through multiple identities over the years, with various modifications. It's fun to trace their histories. What you see is actually the backs of the buildings - the fronts are on Petaluma Blvd. Some were grain warehouses originally, built between 1880 and 1910. They were serviced by the P&SR tracks as well as barges and steamboats. Here's a 1958 photo I got from Verne Alexander:

Comment by Richard Todd on April 18, 2017 at 4:49pm

Always great to see what you are working on, Ed. Those are beautiful false fronts. Are they modeled after actual buildings on Water Street? I wish I could be there in B'field but its a loooong way from Ohio.

Comment by Jennifer on April 18, 2017 at 1:02pm

Ed, those are fantastic.  Well done!

Comment by Matthew Easton on April 18, 2017 at 12:48pm
Ed,
What clinic are you doing? I was planning on going to Bakersfied, but didn't work out with my job. Great work!
Matt
Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 12:18pm

In answer to your question, here's two pictures of progress on Petaluma's Water Street, circa late 1950s. More details and backdrop work are underway. I'm giving a clinic on this Saturday at the PCR convention in Bakersfield.

Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 12:10pm

 
 
 

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