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Jim Harville
  • Rancho Cordova, CA
  • United States

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Dave S. commented on Jim Harville's photo


"Note:  as of right now, the Google link below states "Image capture Jun 2012".  More recent images show this whole area cleared."
Apr 17
Dave S. commented on Jim Harville's photo


"That was nine years ago, but I think this is the spot and there are at least two cabooses in the distance:"
Apr 17
Luketherailfan commented on Jim Harville's photo


"I can’t find these cabooses on google earth"
Apr 16

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
internet search for nwp. off capdiamont's blog I think.
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For those interested, you may wish to check out my website at for more train related stuff!

It is still a work in progress, but I plan to have a gallery of my own photography up soon, (1400 train related pics and counting!), as well as an e-commerce set-up for the wooden trains I build with my son. Later I hope to offer N and O scale kits and details in white metal and resin, although it may be awhile before I have anything in that category I consider commercially viable!

The site also includes links to my favorite internet sites, so please stop by and poke around! Don't forget to leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

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At 9:13pm on March 20, 2012, Zachary M. Toler said…

Thanks, Jim! I will let you know next time I go to Sacramento. I was about 5 last time I was at CSRM, and I didn't appreciate it as much as I would today! Dad started filming, but the camcorder died about 10 minutes in, so we don't have too much of it on film! I would definitely want to see the Placerville branch, too, when I go down there. In the meantime, I have plans to go hiking on the old ROW in Fortuna and the surrounding areas with fellow member Eldon Whitehead, whenever the weather gets nice again! I'll be taking photos of any interesting finds along the tracks and posting here. Keep in touch!



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At 5:26am on January 25, 2012, Zachary M. Toler said…

Hey, Jim! I haven't seen any activity from you in a while on here. Just thought I'd check in. I hope everything is well with you and yours, and that you're just busy. Sorry to bother you if that's the case. :-)



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At 11:20am on July 29, 2011, Walt Speelman said…
Thanks for getting back. I had been suddenly busy and am now back in the area. I am interested and will read the blogs and information on the website.
At 3:26pm on November 24, 2010, Thad Wuest said…
if you'll still be in town Saturday, we will be at the Samoa Shops for a work day.
At 6:01am on October 28, 2010, Rod D. Whitney said…
Thanks, it was nice to meet you. I enjoy running into someone while away from home that knows my area and has things in common with me. Rod
At 2:15pm on September 9, 2010, Zachary M. Toler said…
Jim, yes, I am related to the Tolers on Palmer Blvd. Anyway, great photos, thanks for posting them!
At 8:39am on August 6, 2010, Lawrence LaBranche said…
Hopefully, this works. I got a reply back this morning, "All seats on all runs have been sold out for a month. There will be a 10 passenger speeder visiting from Medford on the same schedule. We have not taken reservations for these seats; if someone wants to show up and see if seats are available, they are welcome to try."
At 12:18pm on July 10, 2010, Steve Gust said…
Hello Jim. Steve Gust here. Your name is familiar....did you grow up in the south bay and attend Bellarmine College Prep?
At 4:34pm on May 25, 2010, James McElroy said…
Thanks Jim. I have more photos of Japanese trains, including some video. I was over & back many times between 1998 & 2008 with Fulbright.
We have a cabin in Monte Rio, built in 1916. Most of the goodies inside came in on the train & some of the crates were used in the construction (stencils on the wood). It's been a joy to renovate the place.

At 4:47pm on March 5, 2010, Bob Burns said…
Hi Jim,
Thanks for the nice comments, I know a little about the Sonoma-Schellville (good bad and the ugly) due to being born and raised there most of my life. My grandfather bought the property from Mr. Schell in the early 1910-18 era I think, I'd have to dig out the deed. That property would become "Neumans" Auto Court. After my mothers death when I was about 2.5 years old I lived with my grandparents until of school age. So due to that I got to meet the old timers from their era and hear some of their stories. Neuman's was a mecca for those wanting to "get away", because my grandfather had been in the merchant marine before settling down there were a number of Mare Island, Barbary Coast, and local folk that frequented the place. Across the the street, Millerick Road, was the Millerick Circle M Ranch which became the home of the Sonoma Rodeo for years. I understand it was rated one of the top rodeos of the time. That kept my grandmother busy as she ran the bar, deli store, auto court, while my grandfather ran the service station, garage and towing service. Their first tow truck? A converted Hupmobile car! Thank you for your interest in my memories, there's more, and pictures too! Regards, Bob B.

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