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Richard Steingruber posted a status
"Wow! We have a Richard a,-a Richard c and 2 Richard s."
Sunday
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"I think bar-ale took 3 or 4cars a week"
Sunday
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"Richard: Do you know if Bar-Ale was a large customer?"
Sunday
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"Bar-ale moved their grain facility to the Central Valley and use their Petaluma facility as a retail store."
Saturday
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"Dairymans, Hunt & behrens, & lagunitas r the only rail customers in petaluman plus Sonoma pacific ln schellville."
Saturday
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"Bar ale no longer exsists as a rail customer"
Saturday
Robert Harrison commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"I do not know all that was shipped on the spurs -- but in 1950 there was a (gasoline?) tank farm along the canal at the end of the tracks.  At least 4 tanks of about 150 feet in diameter each.  One of the two tracks appeared to go within…"
Aug 3
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"So my question now is what was shipped on the 101 spur?did it go all the way to the San Rafael canal? Does anyone know?"
Aug 3
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"The train I saw with the yacht came in to San Rafael from the north. Of course it was in the late 50s or early 60s."
Aug 3
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"If u manufactured the yacht in the Midwest I’m sure rail would be the most efferent way."
Aug 3
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"I only assumed that spur was used for yachts. Does anyone know?"
Aug 3
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"I remember seen a train come into San Rafael with a yacht on a flat car. I think it was late 50s.i assume they delivered it via that spur."
Aug 2
Robert Harrison commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"Further update.  The rail crossing of hwy 101 is shown in the USGS topo map for 1950 but has disappeared in the 1954 version."
Aug 2
Robert Harrison commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"There is a picture of 101 on this site from 1941 before the downtown 4 lane viaduct was built.  In the shot of the southern end of where the bridge would be built shows a gas station on the highway and I believe you could see where the rail…"
Aug 2
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Steingruber's status
"Jack: I'm not Rick or a Mr. Bell that you may remember.  Mr. Steingruber may not be Rick either. You must be thinking of someone else. Richard Brand"
Aug 2
Richard Steingruber posted a status
"Does anyone remember or have pictures of a rail spur crossing hwy 101 to the yacht harbor in San Rafael-50s"
Aug 2

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At 12:18pm on January 4, 2013, Scott Kremer said…

Welcome:)

At 10:00pm on January 3, 2013, 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,

Mark Drury

 
 
 

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