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NWP 1501 at Haystack

Southbound NWP 1501, with an empty grain hopper in tow, crossed the Haystack bridge in Petaluma as the sunlight faded Sunday evening, April 9, 2017.

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Comment by steven richard bell on May 6, 2017 at 8:44pm

If I were, and when I will be, in the region of the NWP, I will surely add content.  I will not be content until I do so. I will photo that area and then send my images via Picasa to whatever address I need to use to send the photos. Perhaps nothing is happening on NWP and that is why no photos or videos.  I should have some photos from Quincy,Portola, Virgilia  and  Junction of Quincy RR and UP along with photos from Vancouver, Wa and perhaps Ashland, Ore.   Keep in tune to "not content until I have content" St.Even of Esperance.  Well, ring my Bell. 

Comment by Dave S. on May 6, 2017 at 8:25pm
Mr. Bell: Time to step up and do your part to add content, not complaints. No puns, please.

Sincerely, the NWPRR.NET membership.
Comment by steven richard bell on May 6, 2017 at 7:53pm

There have been zero photos and  no videos posted in over 2 weeks. No action on the  NWP?

Comment by Chad Glover on April 26, 2017 at 8:18pm
Why don't you just call or email them instead of asking us
Comment by steven richard bell on April 26, 2017 at 7:11pm

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Comment by steven richard bell on April 26, 2017 at 7:10pm

Did you mean " they are applying to start service then" 

Rumors don't count. I need actual date of service commencement.  I will probably be there to evaluate the service on a round-trip on Smart.  Hope there is no robbery on the trips I will be taking. On the other trips o.k. but not on mine as I am me and no one else is. 

Comment by SMART Fan on April 26, 2017 at 5:40pm
I've heard rumors of sometime in May, I know there applying to start service then.
Comment by steven richard bell on April 26, 2017 at 5:28pm

My question remains, When is SMART now supposed to commence passenger service. They must have announced new date recently.  First the bad engines and now what?  Can anyone down there--Marin or Sonoma  county  call and get latest delay info?  Bart is operating well except for robberies aboard their train to Dublin a few days ago.   SMART doesn't have that problem----yet.

Comment by Bob Cleek on April 26, 2017 at 2:12pm

That's precisely why SMART's testing is taking so long.  They will have the first fully-integrated positive train control system and that's what's supposed to prevent the sort of accidents you describe.  As I understand it, if the PTC malfunctions, the whole system shuts down.

Comment by steven richard bell on April 26, 2017 at 10:00am

Again, folks down Petaluma/ Santa Rosa way. When is latest month that SMART will actually put some trains out on tracks for revenue purposes?   I am awaiting to see when first error is made on those gauntlet tracks installed at stations and what damage is done by error. In Seattle on our monorail system built for worlds fair in 1962, there was a change made for the Music Project building putting the trackways too close together for trains (2 total) to pass. Well guess what, some dude driving train forgot the situation and both trains met-collided/sideswiped on section and the fire department had to rescue via ladder truck passeners and crew from stuck trains. Bozo engineers who designed a system built for a failure. Lucky it was not a catastrophe. Gauntlet tracks are designed for no human error or electrical malfunction. We know neither has ever ocurred . Let me know when SMART Starts and i will take wagers on when (NOT IF) first error takes place.  

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