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Ron Close replied to Dan Whitton's discussion 1970s-1980s NWP Freight Operation
"Train PSSE #75 is described in detail on pages 296-297 of Angelo Figone's new book: The Northwestern Pacific Railroad - Lifeline of the Redwood Empire Boom and Bust 1951-2001.  In a nutshell, PSSE #75 provided expedited daily service of…"
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Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"Chad: I've seen TV pictures of residential debris being loaded by cleanup crews onto dump trucks so they must be hauling truck-sized loads somewhere."
Tuesday
Ian B. commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"I passed the setup on Saturday on the SMART train; did they move it by Monday morning?"
Nov 13
Chad Gustafson commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"I don't think they've really even begun a clean up the size requiring a railcar.... I know many people are still sifting through their properties..."
Nov 13
Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"Given that there are no hoppers in the concise it looks like the NWP has not been hired to haul debris away from the fire zones.   Bummer if that means it will be putting more trucks on 101."
Nov 12
Ron Close posted a photo

NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

This image was captured on Sunday morning, Nov. 5, 2017, and shows NWP 2009 with empty grain cars (six total) tied down on the north leg of the Ignacio wye, pointed compass east, toward Black Point.
Nov 11
Chad Gustafson commented on Ron Close's photo
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Daylight Coach "Tuolumne"

"Still sitting on the mainline as of yesterday."
Oct 6
Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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Daylight Coach "Tuolumne"

"Sonoma Cty members- What's the latest?  Is the Tuolumne still there?  If they are going to bring her over to Napa I would expect 1501 to provide the power and hopefully NWP can also have at least one center beam payload transloaded…"
Oct 5
Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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Daylight Coach "Tuolumne"

"And the graffiti has been scrubbed off too.  Do a search in "photos" for Tuolumne and you will see some other earlier pictures of the car still in Healdsberg.  There is a July 2017 posting stating that the air tanks and trucks…"
Sep 13
Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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Daylight Coach "Tuolumne"

"Don't see much rust damage on this car.  Wasn't this the car that someone had entered and posted inside pictures over a year ago.  Assume because the windows have been protected with plywood, that most if not all are still…"
Sep 13
Ron Close posted a photo

Daylight Coach "Tuolumne"

Daylight coach "Tuolumne" is shown parked between the NWP mainline and Caletti Ave., on the lead to the former Standard Structures facility in Windsor. September 13, 2017.
Sep 13
Ron Close commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"Chad Gustafson:  Welcome home - and thank you for your Coast Guard service!  Question: how much of the Daylight car is visible from the street?  Just curious to know if there's a photo opportunity. - Ron"
Sep 12
Ron Close commented on Nico's video
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Northwestern Pacific Railroad Videos From 2011-2013

"Nice compilation, Nico - despite a whole lotta shakin' goin' on... LOL!  You captured rare footage of the 1922 wearing good paint, and the 2009 with the transitional NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC + RAILPOWER lettering.  Good stuff!"
Jul 8
Ron Close commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Preview Ride

"Don:  I parked in the new fenced, unpaved lot accessible from E. Washington St., adjacent to the Visitors Center. Scott:  Sorry I missed you - we'll connect next time! Dave S.:  Actually, I didn't have to move an inch, as…"
Jul 1
Don Underwood commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Preview Ride

"Curious to know how you got to Petaluma station.  If by car, where did you park?  Thanks."
Jul 1
Jennifer commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Preview Ride

"I'm delighted.  The day finally came!  Bravo!"
Jun 30

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2009 NB @ Black Point w/ 7 grains 0950

2009 NB @ Black Point w/ 7 grains 0950

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At 8:53am on July 23, 2015, Ed Merrin said…

Hi Ron,

I would like to use several of your recent photos in a clinic I'm giving at the NMRA convention in Portland next month. The clinic is the latest in a series I've given on modeling the NWP and they would be part of a brief review of the history of the prototype. It's possible that the Powerpoint would be posted on teh NMRA and/or PCR website or even be part of a publication. The would be credited to you by name. If that's OK I can send you teh specifics on which picture they are, and if you'd like I can send you the presentation.

Thanks,

Ed Merrin

At 8:34pm on February 20, 2013, Jim McCarter said…

Ron   Your last comment on the Willowbrook explained it perfect   thanks

At 6:51pm on February 18, 2013, Jim McCarter said…

Ron   If you have fany more "little bird" news, I am all ears.    Thanks again   Jim

At 8:25am on December 30, 2011, Mike Davis said…

What will you be wearing today? I will join you in penngrove

At 12:32pm on October 28, 2011, Mike Davis said…
heck I'm useing that photo in my powerpoint
At 12:07pm on October 28, 2011, Mark Drury said…

Hello Ron,

 

Just wondering if I can add the following image to the NWP wikipedia page, while preserving your copyright information, of course:

 

http://nwprr.net/photo/southbound-at-redwood-landfill-crossing-oct-21-2011?context=featured

 

Not a big deal if you'd rather I didn't, but I think it's one of the best we've had of the "new" railroad.  Regards,

 

Mark D.

At 11:39am on September 5, 2011, Mike Davis said…
I don't know when somewhere in january at the earlyist you and B Richards will be invited because your guys's photos are invaluable to my powerpoint, I will credit you.
At 9:13pm on September 2, 2011, Mike Davis said…
Hey Ron, Can I use some of your photos of the new NWP in a powerpoint I'm doing, I will credit you
At 9:04am on June 30, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Ron!  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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