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Emilio Galo
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Emilio Galo's Discussions

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, 2018.

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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C. P. Huntington commented on Emilio Galo's blog post What is going on with NWP Co now that SMART is in the picture?
"NWPCo still exists and won't be going anywhere, try to do some research before posting info like this."
Jan 14
Richard C. Brand left a comment for Emilio Galo
"Emilio: I love your comments.  I am now a member of the local Sonoma Cty group titled Friends of SMART" and they have a meeting in Petaluma this coming Wednesday before the SMART Board meeting. If you want me to bring up something at that…"
Jan 13
Richard C. Brand and Emilio Galo are now friends
Jan 13
Emilio Galo commented on Richard C. Brand's photo
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Faded 1922

"Will they ever use 1922 again on the NWP? She's looking like a grey ghost again. Gotta love that paint though."
Jan 13
Emilio Galo commented on David L ILLICH's photo
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SP SD9E 4436

"Is 4436 operational? Why is she getting repaired in this photo if she's just sitting around today?"
Jan 13
Emilio Galo commented on Fred P Hanes's photo
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NCR Crane at Dos Rios

"How long has this crane been here? It looks like it's in great shape. All the wires and the boom are there, and it doesn't seem like people have messed with it. "
Jan 13
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What is going on with NWP Co now that SMART is in the picture?

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.....…See More
Jan 10
Emilio Galo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion Acquisition of NWP Co. by SMART
"What does this mean for freight on NWP now? Will that still happen or is NWP Co no more? "
Jan 10
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, 2018
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Aug 13, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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CWR #45, NWP #3190, NWP #1922

Emilio Galo's Blog

What is going on with NWP Co now that SMART is in the picture?

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.....…

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Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

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

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At 8:52pm on January 13, 2019, Richard C. Brand said…

Emilio:

I love your comments.  I am now a member of the local Sonoma Cty group titled Friends of SMART" and they have a meeting in Petaluma this coming Wednesday before the SMART Board meeting.

If you want me to bring up something at that meeting send me a note.

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,

Mark Drury

 
 
 

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