Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

Herb Kelsey
  • El Cajon, CA
  • United States
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (5)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Herb Kelsey's Discussions

Historical Freight Operations
10 Replies

I've long been a historical operations buff and have recently obtained a copy of NWP Timetable No 37 of September 30, 1956.  I notice something in that timetable that seems rather odd.  There…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frederick P. Codoni Sep 7, 2015.

 

Herb Kelsey's Page

Latest Activity

Frederick P. Codoni replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"I should have mentioned what Herb Kelsey said in his reply. On the NWP, perhaps 95% of the loaded traffic was westbound (toward Schellville/Tiburon), so the westbound trains had priority. If they ran on the timetable schedule, the eastbound trains…"
Sep 7, 2015
Herb Kelsey replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"That does make sense.  I asked the same question of the SP over Tehachapi, where there are only Eastward freights on the time tables.  The answer I received is that eastward traffic out of the valley is steady and regular and of a priority…"
Sep 7, 2015
Frederick P. Codoni replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"As explained to me many years ago by NWP Chief Dispatcher Pete Novaglia, the westward scheduled trains were in the timetable for the dispatchers' convenience--fewer trains they had to create by train order. One or more of the…"
Sep 7, 2015
Herb Kelsey replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"The Simulator program is Microsoft Train Simulator - which you should be able to obtain at WalMart or via Amazon.com.  The route is available at Train-Sim.com.  Search for the North Coast Railroad route."
Dec 16, 2013
W. Scott Allen replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"Herb, I would be really interested in your Train Simulator of the Northern Division. Where could I acquire one? Thanks, Scott"
Dec 16, 2013
Steve Donaldson replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"ETTs were often published for convenience in dispatching and didn't necessarily assure that trains shown would actually run, so not likely of help to agents informing customers."
Feb 4, 2013
Herb Kelsey replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"As a train-simmer, I'm pretty much most interested in the Northern Division for which I have a route in Microsoft Train Simulator and am attempting to run the simulator in as accurate and historical fashion as possible.  Over that stretch…"
Aug 8, 2012
Herb Kelsey replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"OK, that would be a reasonable assumption but in the timetable there is the ususal: "RULE S-72.  Westward trains are superior to trains of the same class in the opposite direction," which automatically make Eastward trains…"
Aug 8, 2012
Jon W. Kirchanski replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"The eastbound trains were almost exclusively empties and had no priority.  As extras they are automatically inferior to the scheduled eastbounds and would take siding based on the times in the timetable or by train order."
Aug 8, 2012
Herb Kelsey's discussion was featured

Historical Freight Operations

I've long been a historical operations buff and have recently obtained a copy of NWP Timetable No 37 of September 30, 1956.  I notice something in that timetable that seems rather odd.  There are three carded Second Class Westward freight trains daily between Eureka and Willits, Nos. 75, 77 and 79 and one daily except Monday, No 91 from Fort Seward to Willits.  On the South end there are three carded Second Class Westward freight trains daily from Willits to Sonoma, Nos. 81, 87 and 89, and one…See More
Aug 7, 2012
Herb Kelsey updated their profile
Aug 7, 2012
Herb Kelsey posted a discussion

Historical Freight Operations

I've long been a historical operations buff and have recently obtained a copy of NWP Timetable No 37 of September 30, 1956.  I notice something in that timetable that seems rather odd.  There are three carded Second Class Westward freight trains daily between Eureka and Willits, Nos. 75, 77 and 79 and one daily except Monday, No 91 from Fort Seward to Willits.  On the South end there are three carded Second Class Westward freight trains daily from Willits to Sonoma, Nos. 81, 87 and 89, and one…See More
Aug 7, 2012
Mark Drury left a comment for Herb Kelsey
"Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Herb! 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…"
Aug 7, 2012
Herb Kelsey is now a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network
Aug 7, 2012

Profile Information

How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
Browse

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network to add comments!

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

At 3:01pm on August 7, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Herb! 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

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service