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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 Chad Glover 20 minutes ago.

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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Chad Glover replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Reopening the line to South Fork?
"Who is Micheal Presson?"
20 minutes ago
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Reopening the line to South Fork?
"I'm really not sure I follow much of anything you said.  Let's break this up into parts.  I was speaking with Michael Presson, and he said that NCRA has handed over most of the line to NWP. NCRA contracted freight operations…"
1 hour ago
Emilio Galo posted a discussion

Reopening the line to South Fork?

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 he said that NCRA has handed over most of the line to NWP. As of last friday,  they signed a new deal to rehabilitate the tracks up to Scotia Bluffs to ship lumber products out by rail.  This was according to SVP of NWP.He also said that their overall plan was to reach all the way to Eureka, but…See More
7 hours ago
Emilio Galo replied to Mike John's discussion What happened to NCRA 3804? in the group NWP Railroad 1996-1998
"Sorry for the very late reply, but 3804 was moved to Turlock I believe."
8 hours ago
Emilio Galo replied to Dave S.'s discussion SMART Could Save $45M for 3 Mile Windsor Extension
"Very informative comment Richard, I agree with your comment."
8 hours ago
Emilio Galo replied to Dave S.'s discussion SMART Could Save $45M for 3 Mile Windsor Extension
"$55 M is a lot of money. At this rate, it will be 10 more years before this section is open again to rail traffic. Very Interesting article."
8 hours ago
Ian B. commented on Emilio Galo's group Save the Old locomotives in Eureka
"My mistake; there were 4, numbered 3004-3007 after the 1965 SP renumber. 3007 became 3190."
Sep 29, 2017
Emilio Galo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART extension to Larkspur SMART fan, Nippn Sharyo fann
"I'd be curious to see SMART extend their service to Larkspur, I think it would be much more convenient for the average commuter. If SMART goes down, at least we still have the NWP right?"
Sep 28, 2017
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Sep 28, 2017
Emilio Galo commented on Emilio Galo's group Save the Old locomotives in Eureka
"I would like to see 3190 and 2872 restored or sent to a museum, those units in my opinion are my favorite ones out of the 4 that are currently sitting there. I did not know that SP had 3 torpedo tube GP9's, thanks for the info on that. "
Sep 28, 2017
Ian B. commented on Emilio Galo's group Save the Old locomotives in Eureka
"3190 and 2872 seem to be the most desirable. 3190 is incredibly rare; its one of three torpedo tube passenger GP9's that SP bought(along with 5623, at Niles); the 3190 block was the SP's passenger locomotive block. 2872 is in close…"
Sep 28, 2017
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Save the Old locomotives in Eureka

These locomotives have been sitting here for a long time, and they have gotten worse as the years have progressed. They are on the corner of Commerical and Waterfront Dr. See More
Sep 27, 2017
steven richard bell commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"From where I sit, can not see overnight  passenger service returning within 5 years from San Rafael to Eureka; nor in the opposite direction either. I estimate the cost to bring service back would be in the billions of dollars--only Donald…"
Apr 28, 2017
steve lang commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"looks like i have the rite column 4 w/e so here goes - Del Rio: workplace shooting @ Caltrans facility last week - 1 dead... just saw "NWPRR connection to mainline rr's opening soon for Skunk Train @ Willets" on…"
Apr 28, 2017
Emilio Galo posted a status
"Any info on GGRM moving to NWP? It would be neat to have more locomotives running on NWP."
Apr 16, 2017

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
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

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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

Is SMART replacing everything?

Not to hate on SMART, but will there be any old tracks left by the time they are done? it seems to me that they are replacing everything, with no intent of keeping anything that is considered old. Hopefully, this will not happen once the trains reach Ukiah and the other Northern cities. I was also wanting to know if NWP has any plans for freight service north of Windsor.

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

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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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