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Dan Whitton
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1983 Schellville Turn -- Brazo's Bridge Derailment

I came across this article and set of photos from the Niles Depot's website recently.  2 run away GP-9's splashed into the Napa river.  The photographer is Gene Poon.  Great shots and amazing…Continue

Started Jul 3, 2014


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Dan Whitton commented on Richard Todd's photo
Sep 25, 2016
Dan Whitton commented on Richard Todd's photo

Rock tunnel/Eel river

"Any idea where this tunnel is along the line? What #?"
Sep 25, 2016
Dan Whitton commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"Cost aside of rehabilitating and maintain the line north of Willits would only 3 active lumber mills generate enough traffic to keep the line open if it were operational and support operating finances?"
Mar 3, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on Dan Whitton's status
"Does anybody on THIS site know if the Daylight cars used in these excursions are some of the same seven or so ones that ended up in Asti and the one in Healdsburg?  And where did that Redwood Daylight dome car go?"
Mar 1, 2016
Dan Whitton posted a status
"1987 Eureka Southern Coast Daylight Trip."
Feb 29, 2016
Dan Whitton commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Hi Chad, True Color paint is an excellent paint. Lark Gray and Scarlet Red should work. Sea Foam green if you're modeling the interior. They're airbrush ready.  No need to thin, but the do also provide a…"
Feb 29, 2016
Dan Whitton replied to Nick Lorusso's discussion Train 3 & 4 in the group Modelers
"Interesting topic. I do not have any feedback on your question though. Looking at the number of cars between stops I'm wondering if along the way 1-2 cars were left at Ukiah, Willits, Fernbridge, etc. and then picked up again on the return…"
Feb 23, 2016
Dan Whitton replied to Chad Gustafson's discussion HO SD9e Rebuild Help in the group Modelers
"Chad, Details West makes a great kit for SP-9E's. Parts Reference Best, Dan"
Mar 23, 2015
Dan Whitton commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

A&MR RR #7- The Move Through Blue Lake

"How bad was the fire to #7?"
Jan 11, 2015
Dan Whitton replied to Jennifer's discussion Lotsa good stuff in the Online Archive of California
"Tommy  I see that now.  I didn't realize the line was elevated south of the dirty harry bridge before the tunnels to Tiburon.  Was the trestle removed when the Cut-off was added?"
Sep 30, 2014
Dan Whitton replied to Jennifer's discussion Lotsa good stuff in the Online Archive of California
"Wow.  I believe the trestle behind the yachts is the original crossing from Sausalito to Strawberry point before moving the more inland."
Sep 29, 2014
Dan Whitton added a discussion to the group Books & DVDs

NWP Books/ DVD's for timeline 1960's- 1980's

I'm wondering what Book and DVD's are available covering the NWP between the 1960's-1980's. I am researching this timeline for future modeling.  I am interested in operations, industry, locations and photographs.So far I've seen Stindt's NWP volume #2 in the California Room.  Also, I've know of a couple of Pentrex videos covering the NWP and CNR in the '90's which look promising, but I've yet have been able to watch.This site has been very helpful and I've come across several great photographs…See More
Jul 14, 2014
Dan Whitton joined Mark Drury's group

Books & DVDs

Books, DVDs, and VHS tapes focused on the NWP and other Redwood Empire railroads.
Jul 14, 2014
Dan Whitton replied to Chad Gustafson's discussion NWP says SMART is hurting and impeding buisness
"I'm not familiar with law regarding transportation, but it seems likely that SMART, being the owner, is in their right to make these changes barring any prior stipulations between both railroads, or rules/ procedures from state or federal law…"
Jul 7, 2014
Dan Whitton commented on David Cutting's photo


"Tommy, Where did you find the story about the tracks in the street in the '80's?"
Jul 7, 2014

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At 3:31pm on August 20, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Dan! 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,

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