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Don Underwood commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Great details.  Telephone pole cross arms, railing on bridge, pipes on buildings.  Only in Petaluma: Chicken Pharmacy!"
Apr 19
Cory W Swank commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Looking good Ed"
Apr 18
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"They're as close as I could get them. Four of them still exist, the others were tore down. They have all gone through multiple identities over the years, with various modifications. It's fun to trace their histories. What you see is…"
Apr 18
Richard Todd commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Always great to see what you are working on, Ed. Those are beautiful false fronts. Are they modeled after actual buildings on Water Street? I wish I could be there in B'field but its a loooong way from Ohio."
Apr 18
Jennifer commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Ed, those are fantastic.  Well done!"
Apr 18
Matthew Easton commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Ed, What clinic are you doing? I was planning on going to Bakersfied, but didn't work out with my job. Great work! Matt"
Apr 18
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"In answer to your question, here's two pictures of progress on Petaluma's Water Street, circa late 1950s. More details and backdrop work are underway. I'm giving a clinic on this Saturday at the PCR convention in Bakersfield."
Apr 18
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
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Nick Lorusso commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"The group has been quite. What is everyone working on?"
Apr 18
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NWPRRHS

A group for those who are members of or who are interested in the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.
Apr 12
James Caestecker left a comment for Mark Drury
"Hi Mark, Thanks for having me on. I just hired on with the NWP the other day and am looking forward to combing the site for history about the railroad. Cheers! James"
Apr 1
Richard A Custer left a comment for Mark Drury
"Hello Mark, Would you check Steve Richard Bell's comments for today. He's testing the water to see how far he can stretch the envelope about politics and religion."
Mar 7
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Three Way SMART Train Meet In Petaluma | 2-18-2017

"Steven Richard Bell, please keep all comments focused on railroading and avoid any mention of current politics (this goes for everyone, really).  There are some here who agree with you and some who do not, but broaching any recent political…"
Feb 27
Mark Drury commented on Mark Drury's status
"Jordan, it wasn't just Misters Bell and Brand who suffered Karl's verbal barbs over the past month -- perhaps you missed the status added by Dave S., to which Karl reacted so voluminously and, in so doing, angered no less than 5-6…"
Feb 10
Jordan commented on Mark Drury's status
"Thanks for the explanation, but that still doesn't explain why Karl was banned yet Brand and Bell are still here doing as they please. As I said previously, I've heard zero bad things about Karl/Tommy from the absent members and A LOT of…"
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Jordan commented on Mark Drury's status
"Thanks for the explanation, but that still doesn't explain why Karl was banned yet Brand and Bell are still here doing as they please. As I said previously, I've heard zero bad things about Karl/Tommy from the absent members and A LOT of…"
Feb 10

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
I created the network using the Ning platform (I used to work at Ning).
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
NWP #112 (because it's still with us)

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At 10:49am on April 1, 2017, James Caestecker said…
Hi Mark,
Thanks for having me on. I just hired on with the NWP the other day and am looking forward to combing the site for history about the railroad.
Cheers!
James
At 7:08pm on March 7, 2017, Richard A Custer said…

Hello Mark,

Would you check Steve Richard Bell's comments for today. He's testing the water to see how far he can stretch the envelope about politics and religion.

At 11:32am on December 29, 2016, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Just saw that you are the West Bay w-site guy.  Take my kids over to the building frequently so I've probably met you.  You can see my g'son in the picture of our Train of Lights ride last night.

Richard

At 10:56am on October 17, 2016, Gura Lashlee said…

Hello Mark,

I saw these items on ebay and thought of your club...

Old photo album of trains and wrecks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Estate-Vtg-Photograph-Ablum-50-Lot-Steam-Engine-Train-Wreck-Photos-/361768994841?hash=item543b1cc819:g:kn0AAOSw8w1X~6vz

Circa 1920's German toy train in pretty good condition

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bing-Works-Nuremberg-1920s-German-Clockwork-1012-3p-Train-Set-w-Track-OB-Nice-/361768994845?hash=item543b1cc81d:g:86YAAOSwpLNX~6kf

The train of my childhood, which I still have in mint condition, is one from Sears.

Six unit Happy Time electric train.  Does something like that have any retail value?  Or, is it just for memories?

Glad to join in,

Gura

At 11:43am on October 15, 2016, steve lang said…

mark - does nwprr.net have anything entered re the ongoing oil tankers (dozens, all full) stoppage/stalemate on NWPRR trax near schellville?

if not, please see my facebook  page "steve lang", should be @ top of timeline.

try'd2 get u on fbook - sent friend request. if you accept it, please feel free 2 move this item to nwprr.net _ _ _ OR - could it be just another 1 of those things that i'm the last 1 to stumble on2?

thanx! - sfdutchboy@yahoo.com

At 9:17am on September 28, 2016, Michael Barron said…

Thank you Mark. I'm glad to be a part of this historic line. I think the membership will find my profile interesting. I'm in the excursion train business and we are launching the service between LA & Vegas later this year. www.vegasxtrain.com I think there are some excellent possibilities on the NWP as well for a wine train. More to come on my profile. Interested to see how the members feel about it. - mb

At 1:44pm on August 5, 2016, Trevin Cholmondeley said…
Thank you! I will tell my friends! Do you happen to know anything on the lease of 1922? Thanks!
At 10:23am on April 8, 2016, Joey Meuleman said…

Mark,

Just an update for you here. I resolved my profile pic upload problem with the help of a forum on the NING website. It said that usually when a profile pic fails to load it's a browser problem so I switched to Google Chrome as they suggested and problem solved. Just wanted to pass this along for you in case you get the same issue with anyone else.

Thanks Again,

Joey M.

At 4:10pm on April 3, 2016, Emilio Galo said…

Hey Mark, is there any news on the northern end of NWP? I heard about a proposal for a tourist railroad, did that ever get into action? I was also wondering when SMART would get up to healdsburg or Cloverdale, its been too long since a train has been up there. Ok, final question, :P. Is the Russian River track still in good shape? I mean, if it was, we could send a repair train up from the southern end, and we could slowly repair the railroad.

At 10:28am on March 21, 2016, Victor Dusenberry said…

I am seeking to get some of your SMART videos to add to a video I am making about SMART construction.  I do not live in your area so what video I have is when ever I am there.  I need the operation of the SMART cars which I have seen on this site.  Is there a way to get them off the site or do I need to buy some from you?  Please email me.  dusenberryv@aol.com    Victor

 
 
 

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