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Reopening the line to South Fork?
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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.

NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
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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.

Why did they remove the tracks from the Willits crossing?
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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.

Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
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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.

 

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Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"None of it is far-fetched at all. If the State of California would invest in maintaining its rail infrastructure but a small fraction of what it spends on highways on a mile for mile proportion, the ROW all the way to Arcata could be functioning and…"
Aug 13
Emilio Galo updated their profile
Aug 13
Emilio Galo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion Hoppers sitting on the line
"Hmm. I'll believe it when I see it. Is SMART actually working on the tracks north from Healdsburg north or is that all talk? "
Aug 13
Emilio Galo commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"Hey Richard, sorry for the late response, I haven't been on this site in a long time. NCRA in itself needs to pay off all its debts before they can even consider reopening the line. As for SMART, I have no idea if they are planning on moving…"
Aug 13
Emilio Galo commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"Hey Richard, sorry for the late response, I haven't been on this site in a long time. NCRA in itself needs to pay off all its debts before they can even consider reopening the line. As for SMART, I have no idea if they are planning on moving…"
Aug 13
Richard C. Brand commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"Emilio: Any ideas on how this renovation would be financed?  AFAK that section of the RoW is owned by NCRA and they have no funds."
Mar 22
Emilio Galo commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"I too would like to see CWR put some money into restoring the trackage south from Willits. What needs to be done exactly? I know there's a big washout at Laughlin, but are there any other problematic spots south of Willits? "
Mar 21
Ian B. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?
"I mean, if Sierra Northern is willing to put money into restoring trackage from Willits southward to meet at Redwood Valley, its entirely possible. Freight from Willits could travel southward again, and all the old equipment stranded at Willits…"
Mar 21
Emilio Galo replied to David L ILLICH's discussion State Senator Mike McGuire Drafting Legislation to Dissolve North Coast Railroad Authority
"So this means that all plans for a train around the bay are no longer existent? That would suck if that happened. "
Mar 19
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Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?

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 trains south…See More
Mar 19
Dave S. replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Reopening the line to South Fork?
"It's also available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1634990072/ I have just ordered a copy!"
Jan 29
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Reopening the line to South Fork?
"Thanks, Dave...I do have at least the rough outlines of the story as a chapter in this book... https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781634990073 Jeff Moore Elko, NV"
Jan 28
Dave S. replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Reopening the line to South Fork?
"Mr. Moor: Many thanks for the thought and effort you invested into the above replies.  Very good information and a valuable contribution to this site!  It seems you might have enough material to write a well-researched book on the decline…"
Jan 24

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I saw it on my search results for NWP Railroad
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
CWR #45, NWP #3190, NWP #1922

Emilio Galo's Blog

Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?

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…

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Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments

Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?

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

Some news on THA, We are getting closer to Trains running again!

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…

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Posted on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am

Is NWP repairing this locomotive? I'm confused.

Came across this picture on the web, and it appears that 4347 has had all of her lights replaced, is NWP planning to repair her? If you have any information regarding this locomotive, please let me know. Also, what is the current status of #3804? Is she still sitting in the dead line?







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Posted on August 3, 2016 at 3:21am — 4 Comments

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At 4:33pm on June 9, 2016, Andrew Roth said…

Hey Emilio, thanks for the comment on my wall! Unfortunately they can't put a P3 on 1501 due to the K3LA being locked on (something UP did to it). 

At 7:34am on November 4, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Emilio! 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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