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Mar 12, 2016
Don Arata replied to Jerry J. Kitts's discussion Sherwood Branch in the group Modelers
"I am very interested in the Sherwood branch. My Grandfather was a Conductor on that line from about 1905 to early 1920's. My mother, born 1908 in Willits, would tell stories of going out on Sundays with her dad on a speeder and picking…"
Nov 13, 2010
Don Arata joined Mark Drury's group
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Modelers

A group for those interested in modeling the NWP and related roads in any scale.
Nov 13, 2010
Don Arata commented on Chad Gustafson's photo
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Windsor ROW north

"The Caboose was put there by the builder of that little shopping center. Not ever part of the NWP."
Dec 19, 2009
Wynn Nelson left a comment for Don Arata
"HIHO: Yes Steve's father was the ranch manager and my dad was the herdsman. We left the ranch at the end of 1959. Steve is retired and living in Healdsburg, as no doubt you know. What was your fathers name, my wife thinks she remembers him. If…"
Dec 19, 2009
Don Arata left a comment for Wynn Nelson
"Wynn, Nice to be remembered. As far the the McMurray ranch, I went to school with Steve Hunter, his family lived on the ranch. My father was a sub mail carrier for Ralph in the 1960's. No, I never got into Model RR."
Dec 19, 2009
Wynn Nelson left a comment for Don Arata
"Hi Don; Your name rings bells in this old head. I grew up out west side on the McMurray ranch. Did you have anything to do with them or Ralph Wright, the mail man? He was my father-in-law? My wife's Grandfather also work on the railroad down in…"
Dec 19, 2009
Don Arata commented on Richard Hill's blog post NWP Station in Santa Rosa
"I know the passenger train aleast until November 30, 1956. I still have my ticket. It cost $1.41 from Healdsburg to San Rafael My Mother rode for free as she still had her pass. Her Father (my Grandfather) was a Conductor on that run from the early…"
Dec 15, 2009
Chad Gustafson left a comment for Don Arata
"Thats awesome sir. I live in Lakewood Hills, over on lakewood dr. behind Raleys. I'm just barly in reach of biking to the windsor depot. I'm going to be railfanning every weekend i'm free. I was too young to remember the last train in…"
Dec 9, 2009
Don Arata joined Mark Drury's group
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NWPRRHS

A group for those who are members of or who are interested in the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.
Dec 8, 2009
Don Arata left a comment for Chad Gustafson
"Yes, I am My Ggrandfather. My family came to Windsor in 1883 I stll live on an small piece of his property. I have great memories of the train coming though Windsor. Where do you live?"
Dec 8, 2009
Chad Gustafson left a comment for Don Arata
"Mr Arata, i live in windsor too. you wouldn't happen to be somehow related with arata lane?"
Dec 8, 2009
Don Arata joined Mark Drury's group
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Timber Heritage Association

The purpose of the Timber Heritage Association is to create awareness and appreciation for the impact of timber, logging and railroads on the settlement and development of Humboldt County.
Dec 8, 2009
Mark Drury and Don Arata are now friends
Sep 3, 2009
Don Arata is now a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network
Sep 3, 2009

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At 6:49pm on December 19, 2009, Wynn Nelson said…
HIHO: Yes Steve's father was the ranch manager and my dad was the herdsman. We left the ranch at the end of 1959.
Steve is retired and living in Healdsburg, as no doubt you know.
What was your fathers name, my wife thinks she remembers him.
If you get into the club, that is the best of both worlds, a lay out and your wife is happy. After 48 plus years, all to one women, the most important words are YES DEAR. That is the way we get the last word.
You and yours have a nice holiday. be safe Wynn
At 12:19pm on December 19, 2009, Wynn Nelson said…
Hi Don; Your name rings bells in this old head. I grew up out west side on the McMurray ranch. Did you have anything to do with them or Ralph Wright, the mail man? He was my father-in-law?
My wife's Grandfather also work on the railroad down in Strathmore for old SP.
Small world.
Are you into mode railroading?
Cheers Wynn Nelson
At 7:33am on December 9, 2009, Chad Gustafson said…
Thats awesome sir. I live in Lakewood Hills, over on lakewood dr. behind Raleys. I'm just barly in reach of biking to the windsor depot. I'm going to be railfanning every weekend i'm free. I was too young to remember the last train in windsor, because i was only 1. (i'm 12)
Thanks,
-Chad
At 8:33pm on December 8, 2009, Chad Gustafson said…
Mr Arata, i live in windsor too. you wouldn't happen to be somehow related with arata lane?
At 9:13pm on September 3, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Don! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am 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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