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I gotta call a spade a spade. IMHO, they should take their site down until there is actually something on it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that NWPRR is running again, but they seem to have no public relations whatsoever. Come on, NWPRR, get your pr act together!!
Thinking like the "Little Engine That Could" is the right attitude here. I agree with you P&SRkid. Positive thinking is the way to go.
Good points P&SRkid! They did have the meet the railroad day in Santa Rosa not too long ago, where the public was invited to see the locomotives, climb on board, ask questions, etc, and the Press Democrat, Petaluma360 and the Ukiah Daily Journal have been pretty good about publishing article on them. I have the email of the president of the NWP RR if anybody is interested, though I will only give it out when requested, I'm sure he doesn't want a constant barrage of emails lol
Remember too, the guys running the show this time are LONG time railroaders, and know the business, unlike the past operators who, well, were almost clueless and left the line hanging when things went sour. These guys are in this for the long haul, and I think are doing an awesome job. Service is doing well on the line to Windsor, and the line to Willits will soon be reopened as well, we're moving forward and doing so at a good clip, not the stop and go, mostly stop of the 90s and early 2000's.
Dude...again with the possitive thinking..come on.
You make valid points however,..
The NWP will struggle, and yet again, has no money. Until they get money, (which will slowly rise with each and every week) they cannot afford to venture north to Healdsburg, where there is major buisness. (I.E. the lumber mill) and to be honest, I think the NWP/NCRA is waiting for SMART to pull their end of the railroad bargen, and rebuild the line down south of Ignacio, where there could be some potential buisness.
It all narrows down to money; what may be a good idea in your mind, may no be fiscaly possible yet.
and jbriogrande, remember, John Williams isn't dumb, he spent a lot of time and money bringing the railroad back from the dead, he has a pretty good idea what he is doing. John Williams has even said, the railroad could turn a profit in 2-3 years, it has only been a few months.