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Yellow caboose information wanted

The SPCRR ( at Ardenwood Farm has NWP narrow gauge caboose 5591 in its collection.  This was originally built by/for the NPC, to North Shore, to NWP. …Continue

Started Jul 3, 2014

No 99, Coffee Grinder and engineer William Price Turner

A non-railfan friend asked about San Francisco and North Pacific No 99 commonly known as "coffee grinder". No 99 is a 0-4-0 geared locomotive... She carried a logging yarding engine on the pilot...…Continue

Started Jul 19, 2011


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Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
Narrow gauge caboose 5591, now at Ardenwood.

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At 9:03pm on August 21, 2011, Don McKenney said…


I'm modeling a string of On3 SPC Carter 24' 8 ton ventilated combination box cars. I know there may or may not have been such a car, but I like the idea and am using the original Carter plans for the 10 ton 28' version along with Lee Klaus and Herman Darr drawings for the 8 ton might-have-been version.  I am scratch building the cars in wood board-by-board and using MacLeod hardware.  They are now almost finished.  I've built them all with operating doors.  

My question pertains to the doors.  Boone and Doug told me you might have the answer.  How were the doors held in place when they were closed, so that the doors didn't roll around to the side where the door track extends out as the train lurches along and stops and starts?  I gather this has been something of a mystery, but I thought I'd check in with you and see if you'd come up with any clues in your work researching and restoring SPC equipment.

I appreciate any thoughts you may be able to share.



At 2:37pm on February 12, 2010, Chad Gustafson said…
awesome, thank you very much
At 6:46pm on December 22, 2009, Chad Gustafson said…
Excuse me sir,
I understand your the curator for the SPCRR collection....
I am an avid fan of the Narrow Guage lines, and i was wondering where i could find this museum and rolling stock. Thank you,
At 5:10pm on December 22, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Randy! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am 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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