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Been some discussion on our NWPRR site about when passenger service would begin.I sent a note to the smart info mail site and received this official response from Matt Stevens of smart. I still stay…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael H Harrison Mar 13.
I was just up in northern Marin Cty and noticed an old and very abondoned RoW running thru Pt Reyes Station and up along the Tomales Bay and at least up to Tomales.
Was this line just built by Hollywood and Hitchcock to support his movie "The Birds"? I'm joking but what was it called and what was it built to haul? Lumber, dairy or fish?
Love to hear the story and the name because I noticed a bridge with rails still exists over Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Posted on July 31, 2016 at 12:22am — 12 Comments
Not specific to NWP but if you have not already seen the show on KQED TV, this is a must see. It is the story of the last outing of the Roseville based 1929 vintage SP/UP rotary snowplows on Donner Summit during the 2011 heavy snow storms. It is a 60 minute show and it is wonderful including the sound of the plow's steam whistles plus the engine sounds of the F7's that provide the electrical power for the rotary blades.
Brought up the hair on the back of my neck.
Posted on February 14, 2014 at 1:12am — 2 Comments