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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 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
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
Don Underwood replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"Bob C., thank you for your research.  I shall resume using Roundup on the nasty weeds in my backyard.  My aching back thanks you for saving me further hard labor from hand pulling.  And no guilt trip.  Thanks! "
May 4, 2017
Bob Cleek replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"Well, I'm not going to get into a whole long discussion of something I know a fair bit about because I use it and don't want to get cancer, Richard, but I'll respond briefly: 1)   The article you cited is a Mercury News…"
May 3, 2017
Richard C. Brand replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"Bob: I generally agree with you but cannot this tiem.  You wrote that .."Roundup....has repeatedly proven to be harmless despite tremendous amount of 'fake news' to the contrary....". You may consider that our State is a…"
May 3, 2017
Bob Cleek replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"The photos of the damaged leaves in the article seem to indicate that the overspray (if that is what it was) was very minor.  Richard's post below about this vineyard being up for sale, coupled with the farmer's admission that he…"
May 3, 2017
Richard C. Brand replied to Michael H Harrison's discussion Ooh Bother...
"As a follow up to this 2015 story in which Michael Harrison wrote "Ooh Bother..." I've been looking for vineyard property in the Healdsburg area.  If you scroll down you will see my 2015 comment about Bob Dempel growing Pinot…"
May 2, 2017
Michael H Harrison commented on Timothy Welz's photo

Healdsburg Switches

"I think the story went, that NWP stole the switch parts in 2011 for the opening of operations to make a switch in Santa Rosa work. SMART allowed it so long as they ordered the parts to replace the stolen parts in Healdsburg. Its documented in a 2011…"
Apr 11, 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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