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Richard Hill
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States

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Connection Issues

  Hi:   I know this is very much a futuristic topic, but I am thinking about connectivity issues with tbe SMART passenger train.   Living in Santa Rosa, I have been trying to think up ways to board…Continue

Started May 9, 2010


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Thanks Don, Wynn, & Cory

Thanks, everyone, for the information on the last NWP passenger train service at Railroad Square Depot in Santa Rosa. I wonder if the Fred Stindt books are available in a library, somewhere?

If you want a brief picture of the old NWP at the Santa Rosa station, note the Alfred Hitchcock 1943 movie, "Shadow of a Doubt". There are a few scenes of the NWP train coming into the Santa Rosa station. Toward the end of the movie, there is a scene on the train, itself, involving actors Joseph… Continue

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

NWP Station in Santa Rosa

A while back, I purchased a book entitled "Against All Odds" by Amalie H Langmueller. I picked up the book locally. It is a murder mystery, with the NWP in the background. I believe that mention was made that the NWP station. in Santa Rosa (railroad square), had passenger service up until sometime in the 1950's. Growing up in nearby Sebastopol, I can't remember passenger service as late as the 1950's..I thought passenger service was discontinued sometime in the 1940's.

Can anyone… Continue

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 5:47pm — 6 Comments

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At 10:18am on December 3, 2009, Gus Campagna said…
Hi Richard,
I am the Secretary for the NWPRRHS. Yes we are actively looking for a space for a museum. We have a bunch of great stuff to display and it is all in storage at this time.
Gus Campagna
At 10:12am on December 3, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Richard, I do know that the NWPRRHS is actively looking for a permanent location for its Hogarty Library, but I'm not sure about an actual museum (I suspect this is on the "wish list" as the society is accumulating and restoring a nice collection of rolling stock). I'll ask some of the other NWPRRHS members and will get back to you. Regards,

Mark D.
At 10:07am on December 3, 2009, Richard Hill said…
Thnk you Mark. I am curious as to whether or not the NWP Historical Society will eventually have a museum in the area?
At 10:05am on December 3, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Richard! 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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