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Sierra Pacific Industries closing Arcata sawmill
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Greetings-I haven't seen this posted here yet...Sierra Pacific Industries a day or two ago announced they are closing their Arcata sawmill and eliminating its 120+ jobs.  This was one of the Emerson…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Donahue Fan Jan 27, 2016.

Thoughts and notes on Eureka traffic
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The thread on rebuilding the NWP at least to Willits rekindled some thoughts I had on the shippers around Eureka and what's happened to them in the 16+ years since the railroad shut down.  Following…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelani Apr 24, 2014.

Photos from 1992-1995ish
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Several months ago I spoke on this forum about possibly posting some of the photographs I took behind the Redwood Curtain in the roughly 1992-1995 time frame.  I recall a few people being interested…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by B Richards Jul 27, 2013.

 

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Jeff Moore replied to Dan Whitton's discussion 1970s-1980s NWP Freight Operation
"I've been curious as well.  However, I don't know how helpful I can be.  As per what I can find, PSSE on the Southern Pacific stood for Portland Sunset East, which more or less ran from Portland (Oregon) to Pine Bluff (Arkansas),…"
yesterday
Jeff Moore commented on Robert Hogan's photo
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2 CP&LT #101 PLA-8

"I don't know if there was any interest in trying to turn the CPLT into a tourist road, there had been a short lived operation (Camino, Cable & Northern) on a remnant of the old Mich-Cal private railroad out of Camino around the early…"
May 30
Jeff Moore commented on Richard Todd's photo
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camino B&W 007

"Date on this was most likely 17 June 1986.  More on this later.  One note, CPLT did handle some inbound traffic in the late 1970s, green lumber produced someplace else brought to Camino for finishing.  The #102 could only take two…"
May 30
Jeff Moore commented on Dave S.'s photo
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Derailed Cars Near Spyrock

"Autocorrect changed "confluencing drainage" to "confluence house drainage"..."
Mar 13
Jeff Moore commented on Dave S.'s photo
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Derailed Cars Near Spyrock

"I still disagree with the stringline derailment assessment. They are too carefully placed and staggered to have been left derailed in place, a true stringline would not have resulted in this staggered arrangement (unless they were wrecked at this…"
Mar 13
Jeff Moore commented on Dave S.'s photo
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Derailed Cars Near Spyrock

"I placed this link over on the other picture thread as well, boxcar can be seen here: https://goo.gl/maps/qzUzPW4rBn62 The real test would be the Difco side dump hopper someplace upside down in the river, I'm not sure where to even start to…"
Mar 12
Jeff Moore commented on Victor R. Pickle's photo
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Willits 6-15 030

"Still there, opposite side of the river from the tracks and mostly obscured by vegetation: https://goo.gl/maps/qzUzPW4rBn62 Also visible in Streetview from parts of the Laytonville-Dos Rios road bridge over the river.  Jeff Moore Elko, NV"
Mar 12
Jeff Moore commented on Dave S.'s photo
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Derailed Cars Near Spyrock

"Their placing very strongly suggests they were deliberately placed there to shore up the subgrade.  This was actually a very common practice and an easy way to get rid of old cars...and not something unique to railroads, many years ago I was…"
Mar 12
Jeff Moore replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"In all reality, and despite appearances, both of these locomotives are pointed the same direction.  The orientation of the short and long hoods has no bearing on the operability of the locomotives.  Without going into too much detail,…"
Jan 21
Jeff Moore replied to Richard Hill's discussion Last Passenger Train in Santa Rosa
"Richard- No, it was not a mixed train.  Probably the main reason you don't remember passenger trains in the area in the '40s and '50s is that they ran only at night.  Daylight service did not come until the Redwood started…"
Sep 10, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Richard Hill's discussion Last Passenger Train in Santa Rosa
"As for regular passenger service...it appears the date would be 9 November 1958.  NWP continued operating its overnight trains to Eureka up until 2 June 1956, when it was retired and replaced with the Redwood (Trains 3 and 4), which made a…"
Sep 6, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Eel's generally not the problem.  Emilio, imagine a pond with a good layer of mud and muck on the bottom.  Now imagine taking a square shovel, turning it around, and then forcing the back side of the spade through that accumulated…"
Jul 27, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"You ask "Would the railroad bring some money back into Humboldt if it was brought back?" There exists here a classic chicken and egg problem.  The railroad won't exist without the traffic base to support it, and the traffic base…"
Jul 27, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"So, when did NCRA acquire the right-of-way from Schellville to Ignacio?  This section (actually all the way to Lombard) belonged to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority and was conveyed to SMART in…"
Jul 22, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Thanks for your comments, Richard...your points about who pays for the truck roads is well placed.  To that end, Caltrans was at the beginning steps of building the 101/36 interchange at Alton about the time I left Humboldt, and at the time the…"
Jun 11, 2016
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"So, as per the original 2006 lease agreement between NWPY and NCRA, the NWP is to pay 20% of its net income, as determined by STB and GAAP accounting principles, commencing in the first year after NWP has generated positive net income in excess of…"
Jun 10, 2016

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At 8:42pm on December 1, 2011, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Jeff! 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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