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Automatic Block Signal System
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Group,I tried doing a forum search for "automatic block signals" and didn't find anything so I was wondering if this subject has even come up before.Did the Southern Pacific ever install any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred M. Cain on Thursday.

The Mystery Of The Humboldt & Eastern Railroad

Group, Yeah. The Humboldt & Eastern Railroad which I’ll simply refer to as the H & E, it really is a mystery. I have reached out to nearly a half dozen people in the Eureka area that will not…Continue

Started Feb 11

A Most Unforgettable Ride On The North Coast Daylight
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Group,I have made several posts on here trying to find interest it getting the line north of Willits rebuilt.  I hope and pray that will happen someday.  But right now I’d like to try and pry open a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Moore on Tuesday.

The Dream Lives On
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Group,Here is a link to a newspaper article on the Humboldt Eastern Railroad. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred M. Cain Feb 7.

 

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Dave S. left a comment for Fred M. Cain
"Fred:  Like your new picture!  Too bad that the lower semaphore isn't clearly visible due to the tree in the background. Those lower-quadrant signals are similar to what was on the NWP during the interurban days.  Upper-arm had…"
yesterday
Fred M. Cain replied to Jeff Moore's discussion Slip Sliding Away in the Eel River Canyon
"Jeff, Thanks again for your input and information.  I kinda sorta remembered all that but could no longer cite the dates. By the way, here was an interesting article in the Eureka…"
Friday
Fred M. Cain replied to Jeff Moore's discussion Slip Sliding Away in the Eel River Canyon
"You know, I sure hope I'm not making a nuisance out of myself on this issue but there is one more thing I'd like to say. Someone posted a comment on the Northwestern Pacific thread on the TRAINS Magazine online forum who stated that the…"
Thursday
Fred M. Cain commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Well, I can say here that there was a guy on the North Coast Daylight when I rode it in the summer of '88 who appeared to me as if he knew what he was talking about.  He was very friendly and I struck up a conversation with him. At the…"
Thursday
Fred M. Cain commented on Jordan's blog post Why the Eel River Route can't, and shouldn't, be rebuilt
"I realize that this blog is almost 6 years old now but I am hoping it could be brought up to date.  Jordan's comments were very well stated and he made an excellent case as to why the railroad should not be rebuilt.  At the end he…"
Thursday
Fred M. Cain replied to Paul Gardner's discussion Great Redwood Trail
"Group, What follows is a post I made on the TRAINS Magazine forum on a Northwestern Pacific thread.  I also sent a similar e-mail to one Kevin Fisher who had written a glowing article in an online newspaper - I think it was Santa Rosa.  I…"
Thursday
Fred M. Cain replied to Fred M. Cain's discussion Automatic Block Signal System
"Joe, You know, that is probably the signals that I saw there.  As I said, they looked different that the other classic SP style "searchlight" signals.  Traveling at 60 MPH on U.S. 101 it was hard for me to get a real good look…"
Thursday
Joseph Muller replied to Fred M. Cain's discussion Automatic Block Signal System
"Fred, I did a little bit of digging (recalling seeing something about this earlier) - the location you reference north of Novato is known as 'Burdell'. I've seen the siding used to store empty/loaded grain hoppers in the last couple…"
Wednesday
Fred M. Cain posted a discussion

Automatic Block Signal System

Group,I tried doing a forum search for "automatic block signals" and didn't find anything so I was wondering if this subject has even come up before.Did the Southern Pacific ever install any automatic block signals on its Northwestern Pacific subsidiary?I have seen typical SP style "searchlight" or "target" signals that protected drawbridges but what about longer stretches of road?One time I thought I saw some block signals at either end of a long siding somewhere on the southern end of the…See More
Wednesday
Fred M. Cain replied to Jeff Moore's discussion Slip Sliding Away in the Eel River Canyon
"Well, Richard, Newsom is no longer "re-thinking" about the HSR.  I guess he effectively killed it yesterday.  Now what we are going to have is a super railroad ROW from Merced to Bakersfield capable of top speeds of nearly…"
Wednesday
Jeff Moore left a comment for Fred M. Cain
"Fred- I'm pretty sure I can predict what they had to say to you, but sure, feel free to send it along.  If you'd like feel free to drop me a line at mccloudrails@gmail.com, that might expedite some communication...   Thanks,…"
Wednesday
Jeff Moore and Fred M. Cain are now friends
Wednesday
Fred M. Cain replied to Mark Drury's discussion Spammer "James Pollard" Deleted from Network
"Thanks, Mark ! I think his threats were hollow.  If he could hit thousands of people with those threatening e-mails sooner or later he'd find a few suckers who would send him (or her?) the $1,000. His English was so terrible that I'm…"
Tuesday
Fred M. Cain replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded AGAIN-$21 M from Calif State to extend to Windsor
"Richard, I was wondering, what exactly would have to be involved with extending SMART into Mendocino County?  There has been some talk about doing that.  What would be needed?  Would the citizens of Mendocino County have to approve…"
Tuesday
Fred M. Cain replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded AGAIN-$21 M from Calif State to extend to Windsor
"Thanks Richard.  By the way, I am not on facebook and have no plans to join.  I felt left out for a while but then when there were some scandals revealed, I felt somewhat vindicated. Regards, Fred M. Cain"
Tuesday
Dave S. left a comment for Fred M. Cain
"I guarantee you that e-mail you received was a totally automated "bounce" e-mail. NEVER answer the phone from callers unknown, open, or reply to e-mails like this.  Whenever there a bitcoin wallet number given you can look it up…"
Tuesday

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At 12:20pm on February 16, 2019, Dave S. said…

Fred:  Like your new picture!  Too bad that the lower semaphore isn't clearly visible due to the tree in the background.

Those lower-quadrant signals are similar to what was on the NWP during the interurban days.  Upper-arm had a pointed tip, however.  Also, the NWP used some color light signals on the interurban line as well, probably in later years.

At 10:51pm on February 12, 2019, Jeff Moore said…

Fred- I'm pretty sure I can predict what they had to say to you, but sure, feel free to send it along.  If you'd like feel free to drop me a line at mccloudrails@gmail.com, that might expedite some communication...   Thanks, Jeff

At 8:54am on February 12, 2019, Dave S. said…

I guarantee you that e-mail you received was a totally automated "bounce" e-mail.

NEVER answer the phone from callers unknown, open, or reply to e-mails like this. 

Whenever there a bitcoin wallet number given you can look it up online and determine whether it is associated with a spam campaign.  Hint:  they all are.

I hope all of these jerk-wads rot in hell!

At 8:45am on February 12, 2019, Dave S. said…
At 8:41am on February 12, 2019, Dave S. said…
At 8:36am on February 12, 2019, Dave S. said…

OK, don't panic!  This James Pollard character (a pseudonym for sure) has set up accounts on multiple social media sites and has written the same pitch below and others, probably to harvest e-mail addresses to spam.

Examples:

http://jagxketype.ning.com/profile/LeeJacobsen

http://hodinfo.com/forum/topics/spammer-alert?page=2&commentId=2068750%3AComment%3A173877&x=1#2068750Comment173877

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=mr.jamespollard100%40gmail.com

 
 
 

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