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What Railroad Is This?
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While scrolling through Google Maps, I stumbled upon this fairly lengthy private railroad near Santa Rosa.  The track appears to be either standard or narrow gauge, as it's too wide to be one of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Oct 2, 2018.

Crossing Construction Supplies - 8th Street (Sonoma)
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While passing through Schellville today, I noticed several stacks of new railroad ties, several stacks of concrete crossing panels, and at least two new concrete gate bases.  These were all neatly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Bradley, Jr. Oct 1, 2018.

 

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James Bradley, Jr. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion SMART addresses vegetation problem on large non-revenue property in Corte Madera
"Isn't the ROW north of Healdsburg owned by NCRA, a public agency?  If so, then taxpayer money is justified in upgrading the tracks and other facilities.  NWP is the company that runs the railroad, but they do not own the ROW. …"
Wednesday
James Bradley, Jr. commented on Emilio Galo's status
"According to Wikipedia...yes. 251 Lima Locomotive Works Shay locomotive 21 September 1904 909 ex-Northwestern Redwood Company #1 then California Northwestern Railway 2nd #32; leased to Northwestern Redwood Company of Willits,…"
Jun 16
James Bradley, Jr. commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"I actually didn't know anything about the Eureka Southern.  Now that I've read the history of the line, and of the Eureka Southern, it makes sense why UP wasn't included.  For some reason, I thought the line passed straight…"
Jun 10
Dave S. commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"Mr. Bradley:  didn't SP sell all the assets north of Willits to Eureka Southern, and by doing so completely washed their hands of any and all liability?  Then when Eureka Southern went bust the NCRA was created and took over, and now…"
Jun 10
James Bradley, Jr. commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"I didn't say "no action on the part of NWP", I said "no action on the NWP", meaning no construction, trains moving, etc.  There has literally been no action on the NWP. I am well aware that NCRA is at fault for not…"
Jun 9
Richard C. Brand commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"Thanks Emilio for asking as there is an NCRA meeting in Healdsburg this week. James: You wrote "...no action on the NWP...." but it is not within the NWP's pervue to rebuild the line north.  Presently this is the responsibility…"
Jun 9
James Bradley, Jr. commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"I don't even remember posting this, or where I got the information from.  No...there has been no action on the NWP, which is why the legislature is pushing for SMART to take over control of the line.  If SMART decides to build north…"
Jun 9
Emilio Galo commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"Correction: 5 years."
Jun 9
Emilio Galo commented on James Bradley, Jr.'s blog post Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor
"Is this plan still in motion? I know it has been 4 years since this post was originally posted but has anything happened for this proposal?"
Jun 9
James Bradley, Jr. replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?
"I don't know much about how contracts work, so this is just a question.  If SMART buys out the NWP contract when the NCRA is dissolved, are they still bound by the terms of that contract?  The agreement between SMART and NWP states…"
Oct 18, 2018
James Bradley, Jr. replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?
"Thanks, Jeff.  I'm well aware of the GGRM move to Schellville, although I have my doubts about whether or not SMART will allow steam excursions on their tracks (the tracks in Schellville are owned and dispatched by SMART).  I would…"
Oct 18, 2018
James Bradley, Jr. replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?
"There is no mention of "steam", or "NWP", anywhere in the comments.  Where did you draw that conclusion from?"
Oct 17, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to James Bradley, Jr.'s discussion What Railroad Is This?
"  Yes this the one, although this narrow gauge not standard gauge. This engine and cars was owned by Ollie Johnson. This was the guy that was very influential to Walt Disney and encouraged him in Railroads. It was in a storage shed in San Diego…"
Oct 2, 2018
James Bradley, Jr. replied to James Bradley, Jr.'s discussion Crossing Construction Supplies - 8th Street (Sonoma)
"I knew I should've taken some photos!  Next time I'm up that way, I'll take some photos and post them here."
Oct 1, 2018
Bob Cleek replied to James Bradley, Jr.'s discussion What Railroad Is This?
"Is this the private hobby railroad that was created by Walt Disney's friend and/or employee years ago? I don't have my copy of the book handy, but there is a standard gauge private "layout" in Sonoma written up in the book on…"
Oct 1, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to James Bradley, Jr.'s discussion What Railroad Is This?
"  This railroad is on the Lassetter family winery property. It is owned by John Lassetter of Pixar fame."
Oct 1, 2018

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At 9:09am on January 21, 2010, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, James! 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,

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