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Top Ten California Railroad Projects funded by SB-1
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   This is only a couple of days old but the tenth project is for 970K.Pilot program: Services to fill the Gaps- Evaluate opportunities and fund pilot services to fill gaps in the state intercity…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Mar 11.

Auburn Street Bridge is being refurbished/replaced

   The work started on the 15th. The project will continue on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. This bridge is right under highway 101. It sure would be great to get some pictures of this event for…Continue

Started Sep 18, 2018

California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
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   There are many changes to the Northwestern Pacific Right of Way.    1) Ends NCRA    2) Smart will have the right of way all the way up Willits.    3) SMART will takeover all of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Oct 16, 2018.

SMART extension to Corte Madera
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     This is something that I've been thinking about for a long time.  I do understand that the board of SMART has to finish building all of the original system first. The 70 mile line from Larkspur…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Sep 18, 2018.

 

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Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Top Ten California Railroad Projects funded by SB-1
"  Still it is a start. Together with the money the state already approved and SMART initiated a feasibility contract. Part of this SB-1 could be used to begin the work that has be done before any passenger train can run.   This study…"
Mar 11
Richard C. Brand replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Top Ten California Railroad Projects funded by SB-1
"Not much funding though especially considering there are at least 3 projects on that list including Dumbarton rail, a $100M + project."
Mar 11
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Top Ten California Railroad Projects funded by SB-1

   This is only a couple of days old but the tenth project is for 970K.Pilot program: Services to fill the Gaps- Evaluate opportunities and fund pilot services to fill gaps in the state intercity rail system, including connections to the North State, between SMART and the Capital Corridor, and between the peninsula and the East Bay.See More
Mar 11
Richard Sotelo commented on Dave S.'s photo
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"  This looks like someone's model train. I could be wrong."
Feb 22
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART November Board meeting
" Richard,   You will do fine. Remember all of us on this network have your back. I would love to attend but I live in Denver, Colorado. My next trip out when I visit mom.  Richard S."
Nov 7, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART November Board meeting
" How about these. 1) Has the smart board changed it's plans for freight because of SB-1029? 2) Has the CA dept. of trans been in touch with the SMART board? 3) Will the SMART board honor the contract between NCRA and NWP or will…"
Nov 3, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?
"  This is a great thread guys. All kinds of ideas and possibilities.  As for proclamations made by SMART before passage of SB-1029. I would say this. SMART will have to rethink every position it has made on freight.…"
Oct 19, 2018
Richard Sotelo commented on Mark Drury's group NWPRRHS
"Here's a no brainer for freight sales. Put in a switch for the San Rafael Shamrock Cement plant. Don't charge for the rail. You will make it back on future sales of rock and cement. Just get it done. No mode of transportation can deliver…"
Oct 17, 2018
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A group for those who are members of or who are interested in the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.
Oct 17, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
" CALTRANS will have a meeting on OCT 17-18 to begin the process of implementing all legislation passed this last session. They will be setting up a group to work with the Dept. of Natural Recourses and begin implementing…"
Oct 16, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion Keep freight and NWP alive on the RoW
" There is 4 million dollars in the bill to buy out NWP railroad. Is that enough? No one really knows. This bill terminates the NCRA and orders that authority to shut down. As for the future keep your eyes and ears open. You could…"
Oct 11, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion Keep freight and NWP alive on the RoW
"  First let me say that I'm on your side. But there is a big But that you are missing. The time to rally for or against this bill has passed. The Governor signed this bill into law on September 29th, 2018. As for running for a seat on…"
Oct 10, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Paul Gardner's discussion Great Redwood Trail
"You need to read SB-1029. This bill was signed into law by Governor Brown on 29SEP18. This bill mainly concerns itself with winding down operations at the NCRA. A committee from the state transportation dept. and the natural resources…"
Oct 4, 2018
Bob Cleek replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"I don't know what the NCRA board has said about SB-1029, but I'll bet they are all thinking, "Better them than us!" The NCRA did a masterful job of keeping things on "life support" for many years without a dime from…"
Oct 3, 2018
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
" Here's my guess as to what is happening on the board. They don't want to appear too eager. SB-1029 was only signed by the Governor on the 29th of last month. The California Dept. of Transportation and Dept. of Natural Resources…"
Oct 3, 2018
Bob Cleek replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"I believe I read that the State already recently gave SMART a grant ($200K ?) to do preliminary planning for an eastward expansion to connect with the Capitol Corridor line. This is part of the planning to resolve the pressing issues of the Highway…"
Oct 3, 2018

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At 3:43pm on July 13, 2012, 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. 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,

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