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Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
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I'm not sure if it's really been discussed here much, but a quick review of local railroad related social media sites reveals that the Golden Gate Railroad Museum, late of temporary residence at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Atnip Apr 12.

SMART "Chewbacca car" numbering system questions?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Atnip Apr 8, 2015.

Semi carrying old trucks in Novato?
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Last night around seven, I saw a flatbed semi parked by Shamrock on Redwood Boulevard in Novato carrying two old-looking sets of trucks last night.  Looks like they were destined to be put underneath…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by HUTCH 7.62 Nov 23, 2014.

Anybody remember UK train visiting Sausalito in Late '60's or early '70's.
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This has been bugging me for some time, although it is really relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of life.I have a recollection of a British passenger train, which for some reason I remember…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Cleek Jan 29, 2014.

 

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Bob Cleek commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"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…"
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Bob Cleek commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"I do recall reading that, although, as there was a preexisting turnout there which SMART simply failed to replace when they laid new track, claiming it was "unused," I would think that there would be no permitting jurisdiction by the City…"
Apr 24
Bob Cleek commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"I doubt most businesses would be making any announcements in that direction.  Just imagine if they did and drew all sorts of NIMBYs squawking about train horns and switching noise at night!  The last thing they need are lawsuits demanding…"
Apr 24
Bob Cleek commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"At the risk of "thread drift," which isn't always a bad thing, does anybody know what the plans are for the Lagunitas turnout?  Are they going to have a couple of them, one with a hopper dump, and another track for loading and…"
Apr 24
Bob Cleek commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"Very interesting news about the NVRR's plans for freight traffic.  Seemingly, that's an opportunity for the NWP Co. RR.  It would make sense for NVRR to contract with the NWP Co. to handle its freight traffic, or so it would seem."
Apr 24
Bob Cleek commented on Sean Mitchell's status
"Unless a huge amount of federal infrastructure money were to become available, which I doubt is likely given the present Congressional demographics, I don't see a total restoration of the NCRA ROW to Eureka in our lifetimes.  What I do see…"
Apr 17
Bob Cleek commented on Scott Kremer's video
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37 car NWP Petaluma Turn 10/2/2016

"In fact, Petaluma produces more eggs today than it ever has.  Sunrise Farm, just down the road from me, produces over a million eggs a day, all organic and "cage-less" and it's just one of several large egg ranches hereabouts."
Apr 14
Dave S. replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
""If You Don’t Read the Newspaper You Are Uninformed, If You Do Read the Newspaper You Are Misinformed" http://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/12/03/misinformed/"
Apr 12
Richard C. Brand replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"Steve: Good to see you posting again keeping us honest and even though you have gone over to the dark side (the social disease)."
Apr 12
Bob Cleek replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"Maybe they both did.  However, Abe Lincoln is more famous for saying, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet.""
Apr 12
Bob Cleek replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"I'm not sure that there was indoor storage at Niles, either.  They used to tie blue tarps over some of their stock at times."
Apr 12
James Caestecker replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"What I mean to say, is someone asked if there was covered storage at Schellville, which there is not.  As for track space, there is certainly track space available somewhere in the facility.  I hope they do move to Schellville.  Would…"
Apr 12
Bob Cleek replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"To paraphrase Will Rogers, "All I know is what I read on Facebook."  Check out Steve Coon's post here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWPRRHS/?fref=nf  He's the one who announced the move and said it was to…"
Apr 12
James Caestecker replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
"There is no facility at Schellville to store the cars.  There is a lot adjacent to the rail yard for sale, where I assume they would put the stuff"
Apr 12
Bob Cleek commented on Timothy Welz's photo
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Ukiah Yard Demo

"I understand that NCRA has to support itself and is liquidating "surplus" land to raise cash.  I see from their meeting agenda posted on this forum  (thank you!) that they are apparently considering liquidating other property as…"
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Bob Cleek commented on Bob Cleek's status
"I didn't notice if 1922 was in the cage.  I did notice the tank cars on the lumberyard turnout.  They've been there for several weeks."
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Serious RR collection on Craigslist

I tripped over this new ad on Craigslist.  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/6013328045.html  It looks like a very serious RR collection is being liquidated.  Perhaps some of the collectors in here might be interested.

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At 4:03pm on January 16, 2014, Robert Hogan said…

Alan Pegler's  ex-LNE Flying Scotsman 4-6-2 and a British passenger train (8 cars I think) steamed down through central California on the Western Pacific and into Oakland on September 27, 1971.  This was the end of a national tour for the train.

The Flying Scotsman and train then operated a three car passenger train along the San Francisco embarcadero on the S.F. Belt Railway during the spring of 1972.  Perhaps this is what is remembered.  Ultimately the entire train was pulled back to Stockton on the WP and placed in storage at the Army Supply base.  Later the "Flying Scotsman" locomotive, a famous and well-loved steamer in the UK, was returned to the UK and remains in steam there to this day.

Hope this helps!

Bob Hogan

At 5:00pm on July 3, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Bob! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury

 
 
 

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