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TPL./hammond/union lumber logging flats
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3d printed frames for making logging flats and mill flats are now available. See my photo album showing basic assembly and the modelers group page for info about what is needed to make beautiful log…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Todd Feb 22, 2014.

TPL decals
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Mitch Valder has contacted me about my previous efforts to get TPL decals made. I have enlisted Bob Hogan to help in the effort, as he has been through the process before. He has contacts that can do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Maurer Mar 18, 2014.

Skeleton logging flats on the north coast?
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Much has been published about the TPL truss rod logging flats. However, a close look at the Shuster aerial photos show numerous skeleton logging flats, both with and without truss rods, around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence LaBranche Mar 20, 2012.

 

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"By request a few more photos from the last CP&LT run."
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"I, for one, would love to see more photos of the C P & L T.  It's a California railroad, and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more of your large format photos. 1200 feet of elevation gain over an 8 mile route equals…"
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"Empties in-loads out. That was a good thing. Placerville is at 1900 feet. Camino is at 3100 feet. the railroad had to make the climb in 8 miles! Shall I post a few more photos? I realize it is not NWP related."
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"Great photo and info! Did they use those boxcars exclusively to ship out finished lumber? Was there any in-bound loads?"
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"The CP&LT was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Michigan California Lumber Company. All of its traffic came from the mill at Camino. Before the coming of BIG trucks, there was a mill on the north side of the American river. Rough cut lumber moved…"
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"Years ago we used to take trips up to South Tahoe frequently and I always wondered about this little railroad.  I don't think I ever lucky enough to see it operating, let alone having to stop at this crossing.  What commodities did it…"
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"The CP&LT was shut done in September, 1986."
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"I never could type. The film was 6X7 B&W color based film, processed in Kodacolor chemicals."
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"I never could type. The film was 6X7 B&W color based film, processed in Kodacolor chemicals."
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"I don't have the date for this run at my fingertips, but it is prior to 1992 when I moved from Placerville. For you photographers, this was shot on Ilford chromogenic color based B7W film, 6X7. It was processed the same as Kodachrome! I suggest…"
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"I don't have the date for this run at my fingertips, but it is prior to 1992 when I moved from Placerville. For you photographers, this was shot on Ilford chromogenic color based B7W film, 6X7. It was processed the same as Kodachrome! I suggest…"
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"Are you speaking of the line east of hwy 50? This would be east of Folsom. This was the Camino Placerville & Lake Tahoe"
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RDC #10 on her maiden trip on the NWP!

"I'm working on completing Loleta and Fort Seward. Work and health issues have kept me out of the basement. The Rivarossi Heisler is ok, but a quite dated model. They lettered it for TPL but the heislers on TPL were quite different. I think…"
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Hidden Gems in the Northwesterner archives

We are preparing to complete the scenery in Fort Seward on the NWP in Ohio. I vaguely remembered a photo of a passenger car converted to a "cook shack" and dining room. After searching every source I could think of, I couldn't find the photo. I put son Ryan on the search. While he didn't find the photo, he did find a reference to an article about the "Fort Seward cook shack" in the fall 1992 Northwesterner. I messaged Steve Atnip about it, who forwarded my request to Gus Campana, who said it…

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At 6:18pm on March 10, 2015, james L. Shaw said…

Richard - Sorry I'm a little late in this reply but per your question regarding the old Hammond RR 8mm movies, I did have them transferred to a DVD a few years back and can probably send you a video if you are interested.  Jim Shaw 

At 3:40pm on January 25, 2014, Thad Wuest said…

Richard,  go ahead and send me a kit when they arrive.  I would like your real email if thats OK

At 2:12am on December 13, 2013, W. Scott Allen said…

Richard,

I am modeling the NWP from Willits to Eureka. I would love to see any photos and/or track plans of that area.

Thanks in advance,

Scott

At 9:35am on May 1, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Would love to see your PDF files, Richard!  Many PDF viewer applications allow one to export a file to a graphics format, such as JPEG or PNG.  If your PDF viewer does not allow for that you can send me the files, I'll convert and return them to you.  Just let me know, and thanks again for all your contributions!  Regards,

Mark D.

P.S.  Really enjoyed the Portland Cement article in RMC and wish I could see your layout in person.

At 9:30pm on January 14, 2013, Sean Eric Bartlett said…
Richard, I was looking at your RR pictures, it is inspiring to say the least. Are you from eureka originally?
At 10:46am on December 31, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard Thanks for the tips. First, I am a computor boob. The photos I am finding were taken by mainly by my dad who just pointed b&w Kodac at it and clicked. A lot are fuzzy and probably of no interest to anyone, and that is why I posted on my page so people could look if they wanted or not. The scanner is a HP "office pro 8600" combination unit, and I asked my wife to scan them. We got some out of order, and I am trying to figure out how to change them. Some I hit wrong button and their was no caption, but I did attempt to edit them. When I find more photos, I think I have an improved way to enter them with caption and in order (I think). And you are right, I am searching local photo shop to put some 8mm on disc for several reasons. Most of our photos were "take some to finish roll", but they may be of interest to someone. Again, thank you for your comments and tips. "OHIO"   Jim

At 7:03pm on December 30, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard  This is first for me and most of these old photos were poorly taken by us. I did put information on the next batch and will try to figure out how to get back to the first few.  Also, I am still going through more pictures and I even have some 8mm clips (mostly Sonoma) but I have not figured out how to do that yet.  Thanks for your comment, I will try     Jim

At 12:28pm on August 27, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Hello Richard,

Got your message about the updates to the modelers' group and how best to preserve information for the group.  I did two things:  added a page for the current informational topic about which you have been posting ("Trains 3 & 4, Tiger Stripe SD-7s"), and I made you an administrator for the modelers' group.  So you can now edit the page above as you like or, if you'd rather, I can add all the initial content and you can proof-read and edit as desired.  Please take a look when you have a moment and let me know if you have any questions.  Regards,

Mark D.

At 7:12pm on May 3, 2012, Crysta T. Lacey said…

Thanks Richard 

At 7:55am on April 26, 2012, Fred Waldsmith said…

Richard, I hired as a brakeman at Eureka summer of 1971, and worked there until transferring to the SP at Roseville in Feb of '72. I got promoted to an engineer in '73, and I'm still here, and on 1/1/13, I am finally going to retire with over 41 yrs.

 
 
 

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