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Luketherailfan
  • Santa Cruz, Ca
  • United States

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Skunk not going to Northspur anymore?
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I’ve just realized that the Skunk Train doesn’t have it’s usual train to Northspur at all this year. I’m suspicious. Possibly more damage on the line? :(Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luketherailfan Jun 26.

North End Service
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Does anybody know about trains returning to the Eureka area?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand May 7.

What’s up with 1922
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The 1922 is (or was) one of my favorite locos on the nwp and I was just wondering where it’s been and why I haven’t been seeing much of it lately. (Granted, I haven’t been up to there to look for it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luketherailfan Mar 18.

 

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Dave S. commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Concerning

"This restoration project was discussed on this site years ago, but I can't find those posts.  Here's an article that provides a good…"
Aug 17
Bob Burns commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Santa Cruz rail tours

"Talking about Watsonville. Just wondering if anyone remembers the SP storing their CAB Forwards at the Watsonville yard during the "off season" between harvests? Used to see several of them there back in the mid to late 1950s when we…"
Jul 28
Luketherailfan commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"Sadly not. It’s vacant right now, but if it was still in service trains would still probably serve it. "
Jul 28
Luketherailfan commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"Yep I’ve been there and it’s abandoned "
Jul 28
Robert Ritchey commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Santa Cruz rail tours

"Nice photo.  Thank you for posting.  For information about the entire branch line you can check out a website David Whaley put together.  It is the best site you can find for history of the area with photos of past and present…"
Jul 24
Luketherailfan commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Santa Cruz rail tours

"These tours usually run only once a month. You can find a map of the branch probably on progressive rails website."
Jul 24
Richard C. Brand commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Santa Cruz rail tours

"It is a part of the old SP line that went to the Del Monte hotel a ways back.  There was also a link to Davenport on the coast.  The line once ran from the Peninsula (switch in Palo A.to) thru a big tunnel southwest of Saratoga and out to…"
Jul 23
Richard Sotelo commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Santa Cruz rail tours

" Where do I find a map of this trolley route?"
Jul 23
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Santa Cruz rail tours

Spotted on Lennox street. Santa Cruz.
Jul 23
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Jul 16
Dave S. commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Near Bracut

"Here's a link to the Street View image above: https://goo.gl/maps/iiEbaKanSyyHyKTn6 Here's the most recent aerial view available, but taken before the recreation trail was built: https://goo.gl/maps/ucuZYZqHXZvdvJz69 Mr. Wuest:  how…"
Jul 7
Dave S. commented on Luketherailfan's photo
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Near Bracut

"Here's a link to the Street View image above: https://goo.gl/maps/iiEbaKanSyyHyKTn6 Here's the most recent aerial view available, but taken before the recreation trail was built: htttps://goo.gl/maps/ucuZYZqHXZvdvJz69 Mr. Wuest: …"
Jul 7
Luketherailfan replied to Luketherailfan's discussion Skunk not going to Northspur anymore?
"The scbg just ordered 2 new locos also"
Jun 26
Kyle A Stockman replied to Luketherailfan's discussion Skunk not going to Northspur anymore?
"Until major track work is done they won’t be going to Northspur anytime soon. As much as I love the Cal Western I fear that it’s days are slowly ticking away. Outwardly the equipment looks ok but if you take a look under the frame at the…"
Jun 25
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SP 4407

"Is this the BUGX engine that’s now in Willits?"
May 21
Luketherailfan commented on John Roth's video
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Northwestern Pacific and SMART in Novato - 9/4/2016

"What customers does the NWP serve in Novato?"
May 20

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
From the skunk train
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
Arcata and Mad River #101, NWP 1922, caboose #13 cct #70

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