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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.

Track work starting in San Rafael
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On my way to court this morning (I'm a lawyer) I saw where they've started tearing out track and ties at the Civic Center Drive grade crossing in San Rafael, just east of the 101 underpass and east…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Cozad Oct 4, 2012.

 

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Bob Cleek replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART just may be
"I don't believe the San Rafael City Council has anything to say about how or when SMART builds through to Larkspur. The one thing that I'd really like to see SMART do, but which would require coordination with the ferry terminal and a lot…"
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Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Not Harbor Freight, but Multipower International:  http://www.multipowerinternational.com/standard.html Latest steam engine built in China was in 1999:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQNn0HVBlQI"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"The Chinese just imposed sanctions on North Korea:  They aren't buying any coal from North Korea anymore.  That constituted about 30% of North Korea's total exports, over a billion dollars a year.  China is going to have to…"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Chad, you're correct on a Humbolt intermodal container terminal.  It does take longer to get containers from Humboldt out to the national rail system.  That said, I'm guessing that it is still a lot less expensive to save a day…"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"From what I hear, the most promising motivation to reopen the line would be a container terminal at the Port of Eureka.  There may not be sufficient need for that as yet, and perhaps less of a need if imports are going to be taxed 20% more as…"
Mar 9
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Rolling Across Black Point

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"Or, now that marijuana is legal, NWP is the only rail carrier positioned to haul large quantities of cannabis by rail from the "Emerald Triangle."  How about: NWP -  The Emerald Triangle Line -This bud's for you! They could…"
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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.See More
Feb 27
Bob Cleek replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion SMART Platform Clearance
"I may be wrong, but I believe the "minimum vertical structure clearance" regulation is a California occupational safety regulation.  The rolling stock may clear the vertical structure, but if a crewmember is hanging off the side of a…"
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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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