I drove to Napa yesterday and went through Shellville. A long line of hoppers on the wye. I also noticed as I crossed the second crossing looking south down the main behind the veal farm was what…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Jan 22, 2017.
"Not sure about the town Lamey "sounds familiar" though, the guy giving us the tour (retired doctor) said there is an issue with weight and one of the volunteers was member of a fire dept somewhere on the line that will fill the…"
"Is that "other town" you mention here Lamey which is the historic ATSF junction from the East-West mainline into the town of Santa Fe? Last I heard though was that there was a bridge on the Santa Fe Southern line from Santa Fe to…"
"I thought they's run her up to Santa FE as there is passenger service from south of ABQ at Belen to Santa FE "The RailRunner" $1.00 each way for seniors on Weds. Financially they are in trouble and talk is about shutting down the…"
"My brother used to live in Santa Fe and I rode the Santa Fe Southern a few times. Last I was there they were shut down. Is that still the case? Is their RoW from Lamey still usable for a 4-8-4? As I remember that line had at…"
Yeah they don't let me out very often! :-)
We live in Albuquerque NM now. After my last medical issues I wanted to be closer to my daughter, just in case. She is a physician here now and an Assistant Professor of Clinical…"
"Bob: Good to hear from you again and good backgrounder. The whole trucking thing was poison for the railroads and our highways. I was up in Santa Rosa last weekend and there were so many trucks on 101 hauling debris I assume down…"
"Will be interesting, back in the 1960s-1990's Groskopf-Wieder hauled wine and spirits and other commodities at RAIL rates, by truck to undercut rail shipping. Under the PUC laws at the time it was legal as long as the shipper had a rail…"
"Thanks Bob. Yes the situation got so bad here with suicides on Caltrain that Palo Alto has now had to hire guards to do 24 surveillance at all 4 crossings in our city.
24 hours because of the freight trains at night."
"Female adult struck by train around 7:36 AM at Hearn Avenue (Santa Rosa) grade crossing. According to Santa Rosa Press Democrat, witness reported victim knew train was approaching and the train blew its horn, but she failed to move off the…"
Chad, saw your comment on the Derailed Cars thread about steelhead fishing on the Eel River and just wanted to ask how the fishing is on the river these days? When I grew up in Ukiah I obsessed about fly fishing and made it to the Eel River many times with a couple friends, but our luck (and skill at that time) was not so good. Regards,
Yes, a lesson in acceptance of people's differences. I apparently needed to be reminded.
At 11:14am on September 29, 2010, Mark Drury said…
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