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Healdsburg RR bridge use as a bike detour?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Bradley, Jr. Oct 21, 2012.

SMART rail agency gets solid credit ratings as it prepares bond sale
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Zachary M. Toler Apr 9, 2012.

Railbanking flopping in the courtroom
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NCRA meeting 12 Dec 2012 Humboldt

The previous meeting the board the approval of the reception of the Northern Humboldt Bay report. This meeting they approved a broad community based resolution to support Rail with trail from Samoa to Eureka.

Healdsburg bridge was brought up. Healdsburg has yet to request NCRA to take action or even discuss the possibility of using the bridge for pedestrians and bikes. It was noted the PUC publicly opposes the conversion because it sets a precedent. It was noted the operator…


Posted on December 12, 2012 at 3:49pm — 4 Comments

Quiet Zone status?

Rumor and a petition on the repeal SMART FB site that the quiet zones were on the chopping block due to budget. I remember during the NWP construction, NCRA specifically saying the circuity needed to do quiet zones were in the signal boxes. Wasn't there also additional bases installed not long ago to more crossing arms and lights? Is there any quiet zones now?

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:11pm — 11 Comments

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At 11:04am on August 29, 2012, Andrew F. Laverdiere said…
Go if you want to see the plans for giant continent transforming plans.
At 8:01pm on August 26, 2011, Zachary M. Toler said…

Hey, Lawrence,

   are there still seats for the speeder rides tomorrow? I probably can't make it this year, but it looks fun. THA will do more rides next year, right?


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At 9:18pm on August 6, 2010, Jim Harville said…
Thanks for the info! I actually ran into some of the Medford guys today while on my usual "train photo safari" and got an invitation from them! Also ran into a few of the guys at the roundhouse this afternoon and got an invite to come by 7ish and get a tour and some photos! What a great bunch of folks! :)

Are you going to be around Saturday? I actually found the NWP Network through your blog, so it would be kinda nice to meet you in person!
At 9:18pm on August 5, 2010, Jim Harville said…
In Humbolt for the weekend, would like to take my 8 year old son on one of the August 7th speeder runs, any chance of still getting seats? The website is not accepting new reservations for this date.
At 7:49am on August 15, 2009, Steve Atnip said…
psst! Heritage is misspelled.
At 4:49pm on August 8, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Lawrence! 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,

Mark Drury

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