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Jon W. Kirchanski
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Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Victor R. Pickle's photo
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"Richard, I know Wade and the VC well.  Haven't seen his car on the road in a long time though."
Aug 21, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski updated their profile
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Victor R. Pickle's photo
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"Yes, we belonged to AAPRCO as General Rail Corp in the 1988-2005 days and belong again.  New entity is Redwood Empire Railcar LLC, with Dick Spotswood, Bryan Whipple and me as principals.  "
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Chad Gustafson's photo
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West Point Inn (1938 vs 2014)

"Wait, but it's 1930, not 1938!"
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Chad Gustafson's photo
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West Point Inn (1938 vs 2014)

"Chad, Another unpublished photo of the Mt. Tam line being torn up - cool.  "
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Victor R. Pickle's photo
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"Back then it was owned by Jim Bugs Bruggere who later sold the engine to Eureka Southern.  So it's been scrapped, just like the Arcata and Mad River, too bad.  Bugs has passed on too, which is a tragedy as he had a great compendium of…"
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Robert Hogan's photo
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2 PHX MV&MT #498

"For the  majority of the Mt. Tam railroad's operation they did not run between the end of October and the beginning of April. The engine is a Shay; it was Lima Locomotive Works construction  #498 and came from the Dollar Lumber Co.…"
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Robert Hogan's photo
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2 PHX MV&MT #498

"This is a superb photo, taken, I'd say, in 1896, right after the Mt. Tam. line opened.  That's E.M. Jake Johnson running the engine;  he brought in the first mule (this one) and ran the last, #8, scrapping the line in 1930.…"
Aug 20, 2016
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Richard A Custer's photo
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wreck south of ukiah,ca

"Sure is; actually absorbed the impact of a fair amount of tonnage pretty well."
Nov 18, 2015
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Richard A Custer's photo
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"Nippon, you're right.  Lots of passenger trains (the 140 series came in at Ignacio) and lots of short freight trains.  The signals stayed in as far as MP 19 as long as steam ran, 1953, but I don't know how far east they went that…"
Nov 18, 2015
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Richard A Custer's photo
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wreck south of ukiah,ca

"There is an ICC accident report on this.  It took place on 10/29/52 at Largo.  SP 2348 helped SP 2541W from Willits to Largo and had a train order to return to Ukiah.  It ran around 2541's train at Largo siding and headed east on…"
Nov 17, 2015
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Chris J Clancy's photo
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"No kidding."
Feb 7, 2015
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Richard A Custer's photo
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Ukiah,Ca.

"  The lowest lights up with "TO" when train orders are hanging.  The other two are green and red below it."
May 12, 2014
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Sean Mitchell's photo
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"Burger Creek Hump" 15 years later

"FWIW it's Berger Creek."
Oct 19, 2013
Jon W. Kirchanski and Brian W are now friends
Sep 10, 2013
Jon W. Kirchanski commented on Bryan Carroll's photo
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North Shore

"Rare photo:  the future NWP 92 hauls new standard gauge electric cars to Mill Valley on a test run; it looks as if there was no 3rd rail installed yet.  Note the 3 coupler pockets on #14 which allowed this move.  #92 was the first of…"
Jul 15, 2013

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Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
#108 - I have its bell

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At 12:37pm on April 3, 2010, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury (fellow NWPRRHS member)
At 11:33am on April 3, 2010, Jerry J. Kitts said…
If you are new to the group it is not too active but all seem to be pretty good bunch of guys.

Jerry
 
 
 

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