It's the April 1941 excursion on the Petaluma and Santa Rosa with venerable 4-6-0 #109 and four interurban coaches. We're stopped somewhere in Marin. Others have suggested that that's Terra Linda Ridge in the background and we're just railroad east…
"James, I took the time to view your photo full size with maximum enlargement, and I have to agree, that is a round, i.e. Baldwin, builders plate. Every Alco engine I have ever seen has a rectangular builders plate. Fred Stindt has always been my go…"
"Excellent 3/4 or 4/5 shot of loco. Only thing missing is what the American Locomotive product looks like from the other side. Maybe about the same but with detail items different. That passenger car in background looks like…"
The 181 gets a drink on the outbound engine lead in Eureka, 1939. Appears to be a late afternoon/evening shot with the side lighting. Another engine sits on the turntable in the distance. Today just the base of the large tank and the turntable…
"You can see the circular Baldwin builders plate in the picture, this is definitely a Baldwin product. I do believe this was either 1948 or 1949, this was one of few Tiburon pictures he shot as an NWP employee. All the rest are from the 1939-1941 fan…"
"According to Fred Stindt's book, the NWP volume #1, #'s 142 &143 were built by Alco in 1922. #'s 182-184, class T-59, were delivered by Baldwin in 1922 as well. The dating of 1922 is not in question. James, could you check the…"
Post-rebuild picture of the 143 in Tiburon, shot my my grandfather Lou Bradas Jr. NWP's last batch of brand-new engines came from Baldwin, this and its mate the 142 along with T-59s 182-184. 63" drivers, frame-width firebox, piston valves with…
"This is former SP 1101, it was bought by the Mann brothers and sent to Niles Canyon, where it is (mostly) restored as built. Dennis once told me it was a former EUKA caboose, and the metal patches in the next picture matches what I've seen on…"
"Welcome to the NWPRR Network, James! 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…"
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, James! 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