Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

J. Sebastien
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States

J. Sebastien's Friends

  • Kelly Martell
  • Tommy Tommy
  • Jim McCarter
  • roky
  • paul matzen
  • Scott Kremer
  • Isaac K
  • B Richards
  • Mike Davis
  • HUTCH 7.62
  • Zachary M. Toler
  • jbriogrande
  • Andrew F. Laverdiere
  • Chad Gustafson
  • Mark Drury

J. Sebastien's Groups


J. Sebastien's Page

Latest Activity

J. Sebastien commented on Richard C. Brand's status
"Actually I hear it as well. Most likely a semi truck with a train horn."
Jan 22
Dan Whitton commented on J. Sebastien's status
"Anybody know what happened to the old engines that were stored on the tracks the tack cars are now occupying? Are they gone for good? I went there two days ago to take measurements off some of the SD-9's but didn't see them."
Jan 5, 2017
J. Sebastien commented on Scott Kremer's photo

Shiny and Faded

"It was Jordan FYI"
Dec 30, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Andrew Roth's video

Taste of the South: An NS GP38-2 Running on the NWP

"People we are talking about trains and sharing information on this website not saving lives or curing cancer. I agree with Mark. Be cool!"
Nov 20, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Andrew Roth's photo
Oct 15, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Scott Kremer's status
"Shit if that's the case get them outta there. LPG is no joke"
Oct 6, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Scott Kremer's status
"I was under the impression they were empty tank cars."
Oct 6, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Chad Gustafson's video

SMARTTrain Learning Curve - People Behaving Badly

"It was 1985 that trains actually stopped running on those tracks. Not 1965"
Sep 22, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on Andrew Roth's photo

GP9 #1922 Hauling Tank Cars into Schellville

"Micheal I did see the schellville crews making track adjustments and tie replacements along what remains of the Sonoma Branch. Perhaps they are getting ready to store the dead locomotives on that line."
Sep 9, 2016
J. Sebastien replied to Richard Hill's discussion Last Passenger Train in Santa Rosa
"Yes it was in the 50's. i dont know exactly when though."
Sep 6, 2016
Dave S. commented on J. Sebastien's status
"Richard: You write "But we all decided to not get into politics on this site..." I don't recall taking any such pledge. Railroading, as most things in life, is inseparable from government and politics.  NCRA, SMART, …"
Aug 28, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on J. Sebastien's status
"Fear of crude by rail is neither a politically left or right issue.  It's driven by paranoid people across the political spectrum, most of whom listen to radio or read web sites that constantly push fear by focusing on disasters and…"
Aug 26, 2016
Dave S. commented on J. Sebastien's status
"The loonies everywhere are trying to stop oil trains.  For example, in Benicia, Valero has for several years been trying to win approval to build a crude-by-rail offloading terminal.  Two 50-car trains per day would be arriving at the…"
Aug 26, 2016
Michael H Harrison commented on J. Sebastien's status
"Dave S. - That is my conclusion also. I have also noticed that many communities have a fear of oil trains based on a few bad incidents that involved derailments. Many communities either don't allow railroads to store empty or full tank cars…"
Aug 26, 2016
Dave S. commented on J. Sebastien's status
"A few years ago they couldn't manufacture tank cars fast enough to support the fracking boom, and then the Feds mandated revised designs to increased safety standards.  Now with depressed crude oil prices, many fracking projects are…"
Aug 26, 2016
Michael H Harrison commented on J. Sebastien's status
"I just looked on Google earth, I didn't realize that the Sonoma Track went back that far still. On google street view they have those old box cars shoved all the way to the end. "
Aug 25, 2016

Profile Information

How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
SW 1500

J. Sebastien's Blog

Press Democrat article

Everybody please check out the article on the press democrat website with regards to smart construction. Then check out the coments people posted from thier Facebook followers, or should I say idiots.

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 8:08pm — 8 Comments

Comment Wall (7 comments)

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

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

At 11:02am on May 24, 2013, Andrew F. Laverdiere said…

Hey there! Mind if I get some links to your Sausalito pictures for my Google maps project?

At 6:07am on July 8, 2012, Matt Helm said…
Thank you.
At 10:31pm on April 24, 2012, Mike Davis said…

were you there last night? I didn't see you

At 9:53pm on January 13, 2012, Zachary M. Toler said…


J, I commented on, but it appears it was deleted. Anyway, as far as other Alcos on our railroad, CWR had three ex ESPEE RS11s after they retired the Baldwins, and they would have at least frequented Willits. CCT 42 is an S1, and CCT 80 is an RS1, and they both reside on Willits. Other than these examples, and that photo my comment was deleted from (not by me), Alcos never came on NWP. As for SP’s fleet, check this out- They had quite a few Alcos at one time.


Zachary M. Toler

At 1:39am on July 19, 2011, Zachary M. Toler said…

The container port isn't gonna happen, and neither is the gravel opperation the NWP would need to maintain itself in the Eel, not if the afore mentioned folks have their way.


Zachary M. Toler

At 1:31am on July 19, 2011, Zachary M. Toler said…

J, if they're so care free, why did they care enough to interfer with PL logging, and now to sue the NCRA? The growers may or may not have any influence over the RR, but the environmental groups who are opposing the RR sure do.



Zachary M. Toler

At 7:16am on June 29, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network!  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

© 2019   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service