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Hey everyone, I know I have not done a discussion in forever, but I have a question to ask. Would reopening the line from Samoa to South Fork be profitable? I was speaking with Michael Presson, and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S. Jan 29, 2018.
Today I wanted to talk about the NWP, in its current condition, and what it was like before FRA shut it down on the northern end. For years, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad has been sitting idle on…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Emilio Galo Aug 3, 2016.
I was looking on google maps, and i came across this crossing, but with no tracks, and pile of something just sitting behind the former signal box. Can anyone tell me why or when they were removed…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by steve lang Jul 22, 2016.
I was thinking about the railroads current status up to Willits, and i came across a question i'd like to ask, Is it even possible to repair the line up to Dos Rios? It seems like that section of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Emilio Galo Apr 8, 2016.
I guess this means NWP Co is no more? What does this mean for future freight operations/NCRA?
And most importantly, what does this mean for the rails around Humboldt Bay? Original post by Richard Brand.
The NCRA w-site contains a copy of SB 1029 which dissolves the NCRA and allocates $4M to SMART "for the acquisition of freight rights and equipment from the" NWP.....…
Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment
I know this might be a far fetched idea, but would reactivating the corridor between Redwood Valley and Cloverdale be less expensive than trying to reopen the line to South Fork? Judging by the pictures I've seen of the Russian River Canyon, all the tracks need is ballast filled in and brush removed. The tunnels are in great shape too, (Except tunnel #4, was that the one that caught fire?) but could that be fixed? Also, maybe CWR could take advantage of this as well, and run their…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments
I was wondering if service would ever return to the northern end of the railroad, as they have returned to the southern portion of the line. I know it would take a lot of cash and a lot of repair work, but could it be done? I think it could be done. I would like to see trains running north again, even if it is in the distant future.
Posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:00am — 26 Comments
Found out some handy information on THA from a fellow NWP fan.
One, current operating negotiations between THA and NRCA specify speeder-only on the Samoa, Eureka, Fortuna, and Loleta segments. Two, the closest thing operable in the collection (that isn't Falk 1) is a 44 tonner in mid-restoration state, and everything in the facilities is landlocked from the NWP, sitting on panel track. Three, the museum's current goals (obviously dictated on…
Posted on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am