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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 yesterday

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 Carl O'Connor Sep 10.

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 yesterday.

Puerto suello tunnel
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  Can anyone tell me the dates that are at the entrance? I remember in the 60's when kids were playing with fire and caught the tunnel on fire. It cost a firefighter his life. What ever happened to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Atnip Sep 2.

 

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Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion SMART extension to Corte Madera
" Does anyone know whether the original bascule bridge, over Corte Madera Creek, is worth saving. I know the approaches will have to be completely replaced. "
yesterday
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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 folks who don't live in the immediate area. Thanks.See More
yesterday
Carl O'Connor replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"Yup although smart would be smart to keep the freight going and make a deal with Genesee Wyoming (California northern ) to keep freight going and make money off of it."
Sep 10
HUTCH 7.62 replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"Looks like NWP gets bought out. And SMART gets what it wants"
Sep 9
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"This bill has cleared both legislative chambers on the last day of this session. It is in the proof reading office. Next stop is the Governor's Office. He have until SEP 30 to sign or veto."
Sep 7
Steve Atnip replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Puerto suello tunnel
"I was at the archive yesterday and noticed there is a binder full of 8x10 photos by Charles Neal on the fire damage/repair. Not yet scanned or cataloged."
Sep 2
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Puerto suello tunnel
"BTW:  In the video, Mr. Campagna mentions that he is in possession of a ton of photographic prints and slides of this tunnel.  If you're doing research on Puerto Suello he might be a willing resource. …"
Aug 30
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion Puerto suello tunnel
"Richard:  I finally had a chance yesterday evening to again view the DVD "NWP Railroad Tunnels" by Gus Campagna, item #1115, available here:  http://www.nwprrhs.org/for-sale.html The video is essentially a lecture given in 2010…"
Aug 30
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"  It appears that a committee is to be setup to evaluate all assets and liabilities. A report is due July 1 2020 that will make recommendations. The legislature will have to make those hard choices at that point."
Aug 29
Michael H Harrison replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"I agree with that! NCRA should have gotten enough to maintain the property and security of publicly owned land. Anything less than keeping the tracks to exempt standards just wasted the states money in the long run. The state bought a railroad and…"
Aug 28
Richard Sotelo replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
" The real problem with the NCRA happened at its inception. The bill creating the NCRA was signed into law but the bill to create a solid funding source was vetoed. I think the GOV was that guy from San Diego. "
Aug 28
Michael H Harrison replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"What I am confused about is why we are dissolving a government agency to create one. I would think it would be easier and faster to redirect the current NCRA into an agency that is directed to support trails and future trail needs, for example…"
Aug 28
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year
"Yes, section 17 is particularly interesting: The sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000) is hereby appropriated to the State Transportation Agency from the Public Transportation Account for rail improvements on the corridor owned by the…"
Aug 28
Richard Sotelo posted a discussion

California SB-1029 has a better than 50/50 chance to pass this year

   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 freight operations on its Right of Way.    4) The Right of Way thru Eel river Canyon will be turned in a trail.     5) The north end will be turned over to Cal Trans.  The legislature is amending it as we speak. No word from GOV Brown.  Lots to talk about here. Myself I haven't made up my mind yet. See More
Aug 28
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion SMART extension to Corte Madera
"Well, there's no way that any reactivation of the line south of the Larkspur Landing station would reuse the remnants of the old Dirty Harry trestle or the existing drawbridge.  Probably a good thing because the new pedestrian bridge…"
Aug 17
Dave S. replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion SMART extension to Corte Madera
"Actually, the NWP runs on the SMART RoW.  And SMART runs on the historic NWP RoW, so the two are tightly interwoven, as hundreds of messages, photographs, and videos on this site will attest.  In fact, all the connecting railroads and…"
Aug 17

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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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