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Bates Publishing - NWP VHS Videos
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This was a collection I had read about years ago, but never heard of anyone that had them.  Does anyone here have them?  Are they any good?  If so, any idea where to get them? I converted my old…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew F. Laverdiere Jan 19, 2012.

Napa Pipe Train
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Does anyone have photos of the Napa Pipe train when it was run?  I'm looking for pictures of the the flat cars.  I have video I shot, but a buddy that runs a model company asked for pictures of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Jacobs Oct 26, 2011.


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Matt Jacobs replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Smart started running trains to Larkspur
"That was a chain called Victoria Station.  They were across the country."
Aug 15
Matt Jacobs replied to Dave S.'s discussion The Northwestern Pacific in HO; Recreating the Railroad and its Operations
Feb 28
Matt Jacobs replied to Scott Inman's discussion Northwestern Pacific Railroad in Color by Scott Inman and Ed Mackinson
"Picked up a copy at the Mad City Train Show (Madison, WI) this past weekend. Great book, as always, by Morning Sun. Lot of stuff I've not seen before."
Feb 19
Matt Jacobs replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART November Board meeting
"Also possible that there's an ongoing investigation with insurance, NTSB, UP, etc. and the details cannot be shared at this time. As a BoE member of my local school district, there is only one of us with specific knowledge of education. …"
Dec 14, 2018
Matt Jacobs replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART November Board meeting
"Open Meeting Acts typically do no allow Board Members to respond to public comment.  So I would not consider any lack of response, being ignored."
Dec 14, 2018
Matt Jacobs replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded $10.5 M from Calif State
" is a the local level news from larger papers in the area.  It's not plagarism."
Feb 21, 2018
Matt Jacobs posted a status
"Just picked up the December 2017 issue of Railfan & Railroad. Nice cover article on the NWP, if you haven't seen it."
Jan 30, 2018
Matt Jacobs commented on Ian B.'s video

NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I thought kicking cars was illegal?  "
Dec 1, 2017

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At 11:59am on March 26, 2017, Chuck Mathis said…

It must be a bad case of nostalgia. Railroading here in Tallahassee is almost non existant. CSX runs through here, but only a couple times a day. Glad to see you on. Hope is all ok with you and the fam.

At 11:13pm on August 29, 2011, Zachary M. Toler said…

Matt, you asked how many windows are on the sides of the double decker cars in Willits, on Tim Hallman's photo- There's 16 windows on the sides. So, are they ex Metra or not?


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At 2:30pm on June 30, 2011, Ed Merrin said…

Hey, Matt. Good to have you. Nice to know people from the big midwest know what the heck the NWP is!


At 11:22am on June 28, 2011, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Matt!  Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury


P.S.  I'm a big fan of the CFNR GP15s, as well -- I have a couple of the Proto 1000 HO scale models released a couple years or so ago.


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