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Ian B.
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Why did NWP by TCRY 007?
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I've seen this unit sitting in Schellville for quite some time (since around 2014) and was wondering why NWP bought it. It has no horn, it isn't PTC equipped, although it probably runs considering…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Haines Dec 24, 2017.

Possible customers in the north?
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I noticed the faint remains of a spur near Cloverdale headed into All-Coast Forest Products. Considering that the mill is still outputting lumber, could it be considered a customer in the future when…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Muller Dec 24, 2017.

Best time to photograph/see NWP operations?
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I know that the NWP doesnt operate 7 days a week (I've heard 3 days only) but what days are those and at what time do they run? I need to get out and see some action with 1501 and 2009.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian B. Nov 1, 2017.

 

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Ian B. commented on Ian B.'s blog post The SD7's
"These are the SD7s. SP's lowest numbered SD9 was 3800, renumbered in 1965."
Jan 11
Richard Steingruber commented on Ian B.'s blog post The SD7's
"R u sure they were sd7 or sd9?"
Jan 10
Chad Glover commented on Ian B.'s blog post The SD7's
"Great info. Thanks for sharing. "
Jan 9
Ian B. posted a blog post

The SD7's

I gathered as much information about the SD7's as I could. What I have is here.Used up and down the NWP until about 1970. The beloved Caddilacs replaced these on the system until SP closed up shop. All were used as road switchers from Eureka to San Francisco. They operated up and down the line until they were shoved to switching service in SP's West Colton, Taylor, Roseville and Eugene yards. There is but one exception to this, however...These are the units I identified from pictures and…See More
Jan 9
Joseph Muller replied to Ian B.'s discussion Possible customers in the north?
"One can hope - Nu Forest Products in Healdsburg recently shut down, sold off their land to a developer, and headed north to consolidate operations with All-Coast Forest Products. It's a race against time to get service up there, but that's…"
Dec 24, 2017
Joseph Muller commented on Ian B.'s blog post NWP #1922 today
"Reviving the conversation, I seem to recall someone posted up in-cab shots from some of the NWP locmotives - particularly a pair of photos taken from inside unit 1922 at night in what looked to be Petaluma. Anyone care to point me in the right…"
Dec 22, 2017
Ian B. posted a discussion

Why did NWP by TCRY 007?

I've seen this unit sitting in Schellville for quite some time (since around 2014) and was wondering why NWP bought it. It has no horn, it isn't PTC equipped, although it probably runs considering the Baldwin VO-1000 heritage and 567 prime mover. Do they have plans for it? New paint or a P3 for this one?See More
Dec 18, 2017
Matt Jacobs commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I thought kicking cars was illegal?  "
Dec 1, 2017
Ian B. commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"I passed the setup on Saturday on the SMART train; did they move it by Monday morning?"
Nov 13, 2017
Dave S. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"Really good video, and the sound is amazing!  No wind noise."
Nov 10, 2017
Chad Glover commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"There was/is a company in Redwood Valley that does bridges using flat cars, mostly 89' cars. Not sure if they are still around but iemember driving by there 20yrs ago and there would be 20+ cars on the property"
Nov 9, 2017
Ian B. posted a discussion

Possible customers in the north?

I noticed the faint remains of a spur near Cloverdale headed into All-Coast Forest Products. Considering that the mill is still outputting lumber, could it be considered a customer in the future when SMART gets to Cloverdale? Or are there any other companies willing to truck logs/lumber to Cloverdale?…See More
Nov 9, 2017
Ian B. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I havent the slightest clue."
Nov 9, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"Yes but notice the car was going outbound??"
Nov 9, 2017
Ian B. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"From previous experience, on occasion, NWP would haul an old intermodal car, take it off its trucks, and send it by truck to a customer to be used as a bridge. Theres one near Napa for reference."
Nov 9, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I wonder who the intermodal car was for??"
Nov 9, 2017

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
From some Google searching for the NWP.
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
NWP 112 and NWP 4423

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The SD7's

I gathered as much information about the SD7's as I could. What I have is here.

Used up and down the NWP until about 1970. The beloved Caddilacs replaced these on the system until SP closed up shop. All were used as road switchers from Eureka to San Francisco. They operated up and down the line until they were shoved to switching service in SP's West Colton, Taylor, Roseville and Eugene yards. There is but one exception to this, however...

These are the units I identified from…

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Posted on January 11, 2018 at 12:16pm — 3 Comments

NWP #1922 today

It has come to my attention that 1922 hasnt been seen for a while on the main. I found this photo of 1922, 007 and 1971 sitting in the deadline at Schellville. Why is she there? Are they storing her until GGRM shows up? (I believe that is 4436 coupled to 1922.) This photo is from June, 2017.…

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Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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At 7:08pm on July 27, 2017, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Ian! 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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