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Are those GP-9s still in Willits? Anybody know who owns them? I've been there a few times a couple years ago, and the old passenger cars were moved around. Just wonderingContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hallman Aug 24, 2011.

 

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Tim Hallman replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"Don't quote me, but I think the sd-9's main is hosed.  That's why it's been there so long.  It'd be nice to see some of the parts off the two broken gp-9's put to good use there."
Aug 24, 2011
Chad Gustafson replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"I got to look at the NCRR GP9 behined the High School back there about a year ago, and its in pretty fair condition..It could deffinintly be used much like the plans with 3804."
Aug 24, 2011
J. Sebastien replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"20 years is a long time to sit idle. I wonder if it has burned out traction motors."
Aug 24, 2011
Tim Hallman replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"So far (knock on wood), the Willits vandals don't seem to do too much tagging.  That sd-9 has been sitting there for 20 years."
Aug 24, 2011
Keepin' it Rail replied to Al Merkrebs's discussion The NWPRR website is pathetic in the group The "New" NWP
"They probably don't have it in their budget to launch a full web site bening that they're only doing trips of grain and lumber so far.. what's that... 3 clients? Their contact information is on the page."
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Keepin' it Rail replied to HUTCH 7.62's discussion SP caboose behind "the cage" in Schellville???
"agreed. 1922 just looks like an unfinished paint job."
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Tim Hallman replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"The sd-9, and the black widows are privately owned.  NCRA won't be doing the scrapping.  They are owned by the BUGX group."
Aug 18, 2011
Zachary M. Toler replied to Keepin' it Rail's discussion Willits
"Yeah, the rolling stock should be fine w/ minor repairs, even the coachs. The passenger equipment will need more interior work, but I think it's doable. Also, J, FRA requires ditch lights, unless the Mars lights work. Suposedly, beacons…"
Aug 17, 2011

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