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Carl O'Connor
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Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
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Hey guys I was curious if you thought that the nwp could be vital to bring in lumber and supplies to help rebuild santa Rosa after the fires. I mean centerbeams of lumber, boxcars or sheetrock and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian B. Oct 24, 2017.

Transload Question
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I know the NWP is getting desperate for new customers and to me trans loading seems like a huge possibility. I had a few questions though. Does anyone know how trans loading on the NWP works? Does…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Aug 4, 2017.

McNear Brick and block
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Hello,I was curious if anyone thought that mcnear brick and block in San rafael would be a good possible customer?? They could truck product to shelville to trans load to trains to ship out. I see so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Cleek Aug 10, 2015.

NWP Customer App
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Just got the latest Progressive Railroading and there is a article in there about class 1 railroads having mobile apps to help customers track shipments, pay bills etc. Would this ever work for the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frederick P. Codoni Sep 7, 2015.


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Carl O'Connor replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"Yup although smart would be smart to keep the freight going and make a deal with Genesee Wyoming (California northern ) to keep freight going and make money off of it."
Sep 10
Richard C. Brand commented on Carl O'Connor's status
"August 6 10:45 AM.  Seen from 101 so oculdn't count the number but the grain hoppers still sitting at the wye pointed towards Schellville.  One Herzog hopper and old SP caboose sitting uncoupled a couple of lengths behind.  "
Aug 6
Richard C. Brand commented on Carl O'Connor's status
"That may indicate that the NWP is providing power for the SMART MoW work.  Could that caboose be the one that has been sitting in Schellville and now being used as crew quarters for the MoW operation? As a soon to be Sonoma County resident…"
Aug 3
Richard C. Brand commented on Carl O'Connor's status
"Carl: Did you notice if the open hopper was marked Herzog on the side?  SMART has been doing track maintenance: and this would explain the hopper noted by…"
Aug 3
Carl O'Connor posted a status
"1501 with 10 grain cars a loaded open hopper and caboose pointing towards shelville. 135pm"
Aug 3
Richard C. Brand commented on Carl O'Connor's status
"Went by Windsor today and that pile (may be two piles) is huge.  I was on 101 and could not see exactly where it is positioned.  Also still 8 hoppers sitting on the spur by the dump. "
Jul 5
Bob Cleek commented on Carl O'Connor's status
"Stony Point quarry on Stony Point Road in Cotati is crushing all the firestorm foundations concrete rubble into highway building material and has had a huge pile of "raw material" on site since the work began. It appears they may not…"
Jun 29
Carl O'Connor posted a status
"Does anyone know the bame of the company that is doing the concrete rubble pile in Windsor?"
Jun 27
Carl O'Connor posted a status
"Does anyone know if they have done anything with the concrete pile at standard structures and what that yard currently looks like?"
Jun 3
Carl O'Connor replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion NWP hauling for FEMA?
"Ya that's not much at all if each car hauled 100000 lbs it would only be 6 cars. 50000 lbs would be 12 cars and probably 12 trucks at a lower rate to do it."
Jan 23
Carl O'Connor commented on Dave S.'s photo


"Richard: The aggragate facility in the picture gets thier rock from the dutra quarry in San Rafael that is about 10 miles away. Would not be very competitive by rail. Even if they closed that quarry it would be cheaper to parge it to Petaluma and…"
Dec 26, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Dave S.'s photo


"I wonder if nwp will want to use the frogs??"
Dec 24, 2017
Carl O'Connor replied to Sean Purtell's discussion Interesting Read About North Coast Rail Authority
"A intermodal transload would be huge help along the line. Would get so many trucks off of 101. Also roofing materials would be a good customer."
Dec 17, 2017
Carl O'Connor replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion NWP hauling for FEMA?
"Great article. Didn't think that the local dumps could handle fire debris. Guess we learn something new everyday."
Nov 30, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ron Close's photo

NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"I've heard that debris is being transloaded in Napa at the old Napa pipe location. So I am assuming debris will be trucked to there. Looks like nwp loses out again."
Nov 19, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ian B.'s video

NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"Yes but notice the car was going outbound??"
Nov 9, 2017

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At 4:13pm on July 21, 2017, Richard C. Brand said…

Thanks Carl.  Always appreciate your posts.

Cheers, Richard

At 6:42pm on November 4, 2015, John Peers said…

Hi Carl.

I still have it. I would expect buyer to pay shipping.

Shipment to you would be $7.

My paypal link is

Let me Know if you are still interested.



At 9:44am on January 19, 2013, Mike Davis said…

I can take both cars of your hands for $20 for the pair

At 4:38pm on July 3, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Carl!  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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