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Eureka at it Again


Started May 11, 2017

SMART Platform Clearance
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There has been discussions in the past if a NWP locomotive could clear the platforms if needed. As to whom says they cant and cannot, I will not point out, but I always sided that they could if…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Feb 25, 2017.

Good Idea for NWP?
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I was reading this article about the UP leaving caltrain. I personally think that if it could turn a profit, NWP would be a great operator.What do you think?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Jul 10, 2017.

HERE IT IS!!!!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Atnip Oct 21, 2016.


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Michael H Harrison replied to Paul Gardner's discussion Great Redwood Trail
"I'm 34... There will probably be a trail long after I die...  I'm still confused as to why we are closing an unfunded agency to open another unfunded agency. The Bill is written with very little specifics. I would think that it would…"
Oct 4, 2018
Michael H Harrison replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"I agree with that! NCRA should have gotten enough to maintain the property and security of publicly owned land. Anything less than keeping the tracks to exempt standards just wasted the states money in the long run. The state bought a railroad and…"
Aug 28, 2018
Michael H Harrison replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"What I am confused about is why we are dissolving a government agency to create one. I would think it would be easier and faster to redirect the current NCRA into an agency that is directed to support trails and future trail needs, for example…"
Aug 28, 2018
Michael H Harrison commented on David L ILLICH's status
"That really didn’t take long... SMART has done their due diligence to keep this from happening. I’m curious to see how this pans out."
May 31, 2018
Michael H Harrison replied to Dave S.'s discussion Cyclist struck by SMART train in Santa Rosa
"That didn't take long..."
Oct 19, 2017
Richard C. Brand replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Good Idea for NWP?
"Nick: This is complicated due to the Cal High Speed Rail project. The at-grade crossings have to be changed to over or under due to a couple of things that will increase train frequency on the Caltrain RoW where there have been an excessive number…"
Jul 10, 2017
Nick Lorusso replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Good Idea for NWP?
"The one thing I don't understand on this article is why change the grade? Tracks are already in place. I'll have to check with my Caltrain connections to find out the reasoning  behind this."
Jul 10, 2017
Michael H Harrison commented on Scott Kremer's video

3 SMART Test Trains May 22, 2017

"Steven - I think it will be delayed another 6 months... but only after they open the thing up to public service for a month.... wouldn't that be a kick in the balls."
May 25, 2017
Michael H Harrison posted a discussion

Eureka at it Again reading the article, it seems that the city of Eureka is trying to clean up the town and is now targeting the railroad. I personally think blaming the problem on the railroad is the wrong answer. Being a former resident of the county, humboldt county's problem will not go away by attacking the…See More
May 11, 2017
Dave S. replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"Bob, thanks for the reminder:  I need to spray Roundup on my hillside and around my home this weekend, a chore that has been delayed by the long rainy season.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate on Saturday."
May 4, 2017

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At 5:48pm on February 24, 2013, Jim McCarter said…

Michael    I added to my status 2=24.  In response to your question, I had heard it during the Novato negotiations, then read it in the DEIR dated 2009 part that is available on NCRA website. I have heard it since but I don't recall where.  I sure hope I am wrong as it makes no sense to not offer freight. I could see it in their efforts for the early startup, but after SMART finishes I would think it would be a no brainer.  I think there are a few potential customers still there.  I hope you find this message.... Jim

At 10:46pm on July 31, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Michael!  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

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