Okay, i know im probably getting pretty anoying, but i have a couple of questines.
Ive always wondered this, how did those commuter\caltrain cars get up to Willits? and what was the NWP, Calwestern, eureka southern or anyothers going to do with them? Also, why and how are all those passenger cars just sitting up in Willits? I would think there privatly owned, but i can't be for sure....
Thank you again Mr. Whitney,
Hey one more questine. Im a little lost about the north end from 1990-1998. When the Eureka Southern was sold to the NCRA, how long did the NCRA operate the line?
I wouldn't have thought they operatd it all the way to 1998, because while watching a movie on the NWP in 1996-1998 i didn't see any NCRR locomotives in Willits. i can't find anywhere on the enternet a clear date of when the NCRA shut down the line north off Willits...
Also,(ok, maybe 2) what might happen to the NCRR GP-9 in Petaluma? I was looking at it and looks like maybe a muesium could restore it, but i was unsure if the NCRA would have (or want) to restore it for light duty or switching. It seemed in a medium condition, but not like you peel the boarding off the windows and fire her up and take her down to get a new paint job.
Hello once again Chad. I have lived in Willits 54 of my 64 years, so close to all my life. Unfortunately I only got interested in railroading in the past 15 or so years. This caused me to miss out on many things I would now love to know. I have looked at pictures of the roundhouse many times, especially the background so I could look at the area while on security patrol in an effort to identify where it once was. There is no evidence of its existence now, but I know more or less where it was. The only thing I have been told is a fire, don't know if it was arson or not.
Hello once again, i was recently looking @ some pictures of Willits in the 60's. I know there was a roundhouse and fueling station, and turntable. I also know there is none of that there today except the fueling station. I can't find anything on the internet and in people wh have lived in Willits their whole lives about what happened. i know that the structur might have been burned down in a arson fire, one of my friends told me, but again i can't find any evidence. do u know what happened?