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What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
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Noticed that today's (Sunday, June 5) northbound freight train through Petaluma had a caboose as the last car. What's the story there? Not an expert on cabooses but it seemed like pretty historic…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Jun 7, 2016.

New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
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Read in the PD article the other day that they hope to lower the new Haystack Landing bridge on Monday, Aug. 17. If it does happen, does anyone know what time it might be?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S. Sep 5, 2015.

Record size train today? Very unusual sight.
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Noticed this morning (1/16/15) that the train leaving south bound out of Petaluma had 22 car's and 2 engines. Is that a to-date record? Almost looked like a real train!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Jan 16, 2015.

Today's (2-13-12) train size
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I noticed today's train had 17 cars going north bound, is that a new record?

Started this discussion. Last reply by HUTCH 7.62 Feb 16, 2012.

 

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Drake replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART START DATE
"I'm willing to make two bet's with anyone here.  1. SMART will not start operations until will into summer if not longer and our two local North Bay papers will say little or nothing negative about it. 2. Within the first year of…"
Mar 11
Richard C. Brand replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"Looking at Andrews fine video of the arrival and travels of 1501, it looks like this 'boose was dropped off somewhere near Willowbrook along with 1922.  Southbound 2009 was picked up. Must be some kind of plan to do something with the…"
Jun 7, 2016
Robert Hogan replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"Drake... It's called a "Bay Window" style caboose.  Simply amazing to see NWP using the #1971 in 2016 on the end of a train.  Never say never in railroading. Bob Hogan"
Jun 7, 2016
Steve Atnip replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"You can see this caboose in my NWP special video"
Jun 7, 2016
Drake replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
Jun 7, 2016
Drake replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"Correct, it was 1971 and still said Southern Pacific. Was a flat top model (no upper cabin) or what ever you call these models. I could see that had at least one worker on board."
Jun 7, 2016
Andrew Roth replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"Yeah they use them as shoving platforms. Why they took one north with them on the 5th I have no idea. "
Jun 6, 2016
Sterling Klinck replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"The NWP caboose would most likely be #1971, an ex-SP C-50-5 built in the mid-1970s."
Jun 6, 2016
Jennifer replied to Drake's discussion What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?
"A great question Drake.  We live in Burlingame and have noticed one in operation on occasion along the peninsula.  It's stationed in SSF and I believe they are used as shoving platforms these days.  However they use it, it makes…"
Jun 6, 2016
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What's the story with the Caboose in Petaluma today?

Noticed that today's (Sunday, June 5) northbound freight train through Petaluma had a caboose as the last car. What's the story there? Not an expert on cabooses but it seemed like pretty historic older model. I think it had number 1921 on it.
Jun 5, 2016
Dave S. replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"Any new forecast on the lowing of the "new" bridge?  Looks like the PD got it way wrong."
Sep 5, 2015
Drake replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"Noticed a couple of guys with cameras camping out all day in the 95 degree heat waiting for the bridge to close. Never did happen after all. Looked like some last minute work at the top of the span. Maybe Tuesday!"
Aug 17, 2015
Bob Cleek replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"I read someplace that they built it "from the ground up."  They put all the heavy stuff in first, the ballast, the machinery, and so on, and then built the span up on top of that.  I expect they will just start it and lower it on…"
Aug 17, 2015
Bob Cleek replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"Maybe I ought to go to work as a fortune teller!  I just heard on the news this morning that BART was shut down in order to check track alignment following a 4.0 earthquake in the East Bay.  I swear I had no inside information of that…"
Aug 17, 2015
Carl O'Connor replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"How are they going to lower the bridge?? Are they going to use a crane or is all the mechanical already in place??"
Aug 17, 2015
Bob Cleek replied to Drake's discussion New Haystack Bridge lowering - Aug. 17?
"I expect they'll adjust for that when they lay the track, although they can do some pretty amazing things with the surveying technology they have these days.  The even bigger question is, "What do they do if there's an earthquake…"
Aug 16, 2015

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At 1:33pm on August 12, 2011, Mark Drury said…
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