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Network Formatting Issues
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Spammer "James Pollard" Deleted from Network
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RIP, Steve Atnip
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Richard C. Brand commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Michael, SMART surely cannot and should not pay because they have a requirement to us tax payers to expand the passenger service line north.  I have also spoken out to the Board that even given the recent State bills, that freight is not within…"
Apr 15
Michael H Harrison commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"No one is going to pay for a switch and it may be unlikely that SMART will want to. A new switch and PTC modifications cost $300,000 per SMART, not including the cost of the grading work and track laying. Then we add permits, and possible movement…"
Apr 15
Richard C. Brand commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Should not be fully funded by Mead but funded primarily by CalTrans.  The roads are being pulverized by these extra long and heavy trucks.  Example is the Richmond San Rafael bridge which is literally crumbling. Sonoma County is especially…"
Apr 14
Jason Peterich commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Easier said than done... Switches are incredibly expensive to install, especially this day and age. It would cost Mead Clark a fortune."
Apr 13
Richard C. Brand commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"That's why there should be a spur into Mead Clark.  They supply a lot of lumber for the area rebuild."
Apr 13
Chad Glover commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Richard,  there has been nothing at Windsor since the fires.  The whole place was full of concrete and metal debris from the fires "
Apr 12
Richard C. Brand commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Chad: Is that transload still in place?  I never see any centerbeams anymore in the consist.  Also the "freight" rails at the Santa Rosa platform are rusty."
Apr 12
Al Merkrebs commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"I just found these maps too, thanks to this thread. They are all here: http://nwprr.net/photo/albums/nwp-spins This was done 9 years ago! Yes, thank you Mark and Dave S.!"
Apr 12
Jennifer commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Indeed these maps are incredibly cool.  Just discovered them myself thanks to Chad's post.  Thanks as well to Mark and Dave for the  maps and their organization. This links to an old map that I really love that shows the old…"
Apr 12
Michael H Harrison commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Jason - This SPINS maps are priceless that Mark uploaded. I use them all the time for reference and to see how the railroad has changed thru the years. "
Apr 12
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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.
Apr 12
Jason Peterich commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"This is a neat little map. Shows the track plans for the wye for the branch to the North Street yard; or at least the beginning of it. This was probably drawn up after the freeway was built, but before the wye was ripped up. Cool stuff!"
Apr 11
Chad Glover commented on Mark Drury's photo
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"Mead Clark was getting lumber from the transload in Windsor. "
Apr 11
Dave S. replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Looks like we are back to normal again!"
Mar 13
Mark Drury replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"This same formatting issue has resurfaced, the Ning support team has been made aware and hopefully the temporary fix will be applied today or tomorrow, at the latest.  Apologies once again to all for the flakiness of this platform! Mark D."
Mar 12
B Richards replied to Mark Drury's discussion Network Formatting Issues
"Keep up the good work Mark. We all greatly appreciate what you do to keep things going here."
Feb 19

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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 10:49pm on January 11, 2019, Richard C. Brand said…

Hi Mark:  Yes this is my long term dream as I've always been a wine lover while working in the Valley in research. 

Being a Friend of Caltrain as well as Dumbarton reno, I've now joined the Friends of SMART and next Wednesday I will attend the next SMART BoD mtg and make note of my friend John. 

Anything you wish to have me offer to that body let me know.  They are truly ignorant about railroading issues.

At 12:14pm on August 2, 2018, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Some of us believe this is "Tommy".  With this latest post "Rick Brand: Rick is a short for Richard. Often used affectionately to signify amiability or foster companionship and so on. Others time it is used to belittle people who are too speculative in their musings and too free with faulty and unfounded information, often running wild in a feverish kind of manic state, asking questions about future wood chip gon customers regardless of the fact other explanations exist to completely undermine the foundation of the speculation and ignoring those explanations willfully, for example."

he is violating your policy of only posting rail related content.

He seemed to respond to your warning last year and seems like he needs another one now.

Regards, Richard

At 9:51am on July 12, 2018, Richard C. Brand said…

Mark:

Dave S. is suspect of some new members via them posting and claiming w-site problems.  Are you seeing problems for members posting photos but not able to add captions? 

Richard

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!
 
 
 

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