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Emilio Galo's Discussions

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.

Possible Railroad between Eureka-Fortuna?
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Is it possible to fix the line between Eureka and Fortuna? They could start repairing the line from up north, and slowly work their way down to Sonoma County.  They could also have a tourist railroad…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve lang Jul 22, 2016.

 

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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
Emilio Galo commented on Timothy Welz's photo
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Healdsburg Switches

"Those tracks look a lot cleaner than they did a few years ago, is track work being done up here??"
Apr 15
Andrew Roth commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Emilio we've been over this before: I wouldn't expect any service to return to the line north of Cloverdale at all. SMART will eventually get to Cloverdale, but that's about it. Yes, in today's world the route can be fully…"
Mar 24
Emilio Galo replied to David M. Bernstein's discussion Direct Traffic Control on the NWP
"I'll try to see what I can find on the web. I am also building the Eel River portion of NWP in Train Simulator."
Mar 19
Emilio Galo commented on Chad Glover's status
"Possibly."
Mar 16
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Not Harbor Freight, but Multipower International:  http://www.multipowerinternational.com/standard.html Latest steam engine built in China was in 1999:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQNn0HVBlQI"
Mar 9
Dave S. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"It's only a nine month ban.  And knowing those two countries, there will be cheating. Wonder if Harbor Freight carries those Chinese steam engines?  :)"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"The Chinese just imposed sanctions on North Korea:  They aren't buying any coal from North Korea anymore.  That constituted about 30% of North Korea's total exports, over a billion dollars a year.  China is going to have to…"
Mar 9
Dave S. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Interesting article about coal export from California ports.  Note:  It is impossible to discuss this issue properly without getting into the politics of…"
Mar 9
Dave S. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"With the enlarged Panama Canal locks, now operating, the largest container ships can sail directly to Gulf Coast states, bypassing Pacific ports altogether.  That will take the pressure off of West Coast ports and render a Humbolt container…"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Chad, you're correct on a Humbolt intermodal container terminal.  It does take longer to get containers from Humboldt out to the national rail system.  That said, I'm guessing that it is still a lot less expensive to save a day…"
Mar 9
Dave S. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Bummer is right.  It was an uphill battle almost from the start. Plenty of opinions on the OrCem project here: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/search?text=orcem&sort=modifiedtime+desc&nocache=1"
Mar 9
Chad Glover commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Dave, do you have any specifics as to why it was voted down? Bummer as I thought this would be a go"
Mar 9
Dave S. commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
""Maybe build an oil refinery or a coal transloading facility because the folks up in Washington and Oregon are tired of all the coal dust being dumped by the carloads along their rivers and coast." SRB:  haven't you answered your…"
Mar 9
Chad Glover commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Humboldt is the closest port to the Far East but because of its poor rail connection any advantage gained in a day of sea travel is eaten up in a day or more of rail travel just to get to Roseville. That's why the talk of the east/west…"
Mar 9
Bob Cleek commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"From what I hear, the most promising motivation to reopen the line would be a container terminal at the Port of Eureka.  There may not be sufficient need for that as yet, and perhaps less of a need if imports are going to be taxed 20% more as…"
Mar 9

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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 — 24 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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