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Rob commented on Mark Drury's page 1953 NWP Locomotives
"I'm starting a layout inspired by the NWP in Humboldt County during the transition era, and this thread has been a great help!   I've gotten the Stindt book, Vol 1, and the NWP Willits to Eureka, and the newer NWP RR Book.…"
Jul 1
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Anybody know the history of NWP MW 850? That's the old water car that sat in Petaluma for years. It was previously an SP MW car, but I don't know the number. I also don't know when the NWP "acquired" it. Any help would be…"
Jun 17
Christopher Palomarez commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"NWP Graduate, announcement coming soon to Athearn Genesis"
Jun 16
Mark Drury commented on Robert Hogan's album
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Camino, Placerville &Lake Tahoe RR

"Outstanding photos, Robert -- thanks for sharing! Mark D."
Jun 3
Mark Drury commented on Richard Todd's photo
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whale back C-9 new leased power

"Love this model and the layout, Richard -- just can't see enough of your photos.  Thanks for sharing! Mark D."
Jun 3
Gus Campagna is attending Mark Drury's event
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SPHTS Annual Conference - NWP Themed! at Doubletree Hotel

November 8, 2017 to November 11, 2017
From http://sphts.org/convention/ there is, in part:"This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone."See More
May 21
Alan Baer might attend Mark Drury's event
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SPHTS Annual Conference - NWP Themed! at Doubletree Hotel

November 8, 2017 to November 11, 2017
From http://sphts.org/convention/ there is, in part:"This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone."See More
May 20
Mike Davis is attending Mark Drury's event
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SPHTS Annual Conference - NWP Themed! at Doubletree Hotel

November 8, 2017 to November 11, 2017
From http://sphts.org/convention/ there is, in part:"This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone."See More
May 19
Chad Gustafson might attend Mark Drury's event
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SPHTS Annual Conference - NWP Themed! at Doubletree Hotel

November 8, 2017 to November 11, 2017
From http://sphts.org/convention/ there is, in part:"This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone."See More
May 18
Mark Drury posted an event
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SPHTS Annual Conference - NWP Themed! at Doubletree Hotel

November 8, 2017 at 6pm to November 11, 2017 at 7pm
From http://sphts.org/convention/ there is, in part:"This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone."See More
May 18
Richard C. Brand joined Mark Drury's group
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Maps

A group interested in maps, cartography, GIS, and geography of the area which encompasses the NWP and related roads of the Redwood Empire.
May 8
Mark Drury and Sean Purtell are now friends
May 8
Sean Purtell joined Mark Drury's group
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Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present.
Apr 26
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

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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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