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SMART Fan commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Test Train

"Nope, only when a train in present on the block with the exception being the moving bridges"
6 hours ago
Dave S. commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Test Train

"Nice catch, Ron! I'm surprised that the signals are dark.  I thought the whole SMART system had continuously lit signals."
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SMART Test Train

SMART's northbound test train (DMU 108/103) crossed over from the passing siding to the mainline adjacent to Hopper St., Petaluma, on the afternoon of Feb. 22, 2017.
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worlds cheapest spray booth

"PDF:  I agree with your assessment of Jennifer's post. Richard C. Brand:  You're an educated fellow, right?  You need to re-read Jennifer's post carefully and connect the dots. Respectfully,  Ron"
Dec 22, 2016
Ron Close commented on Ron Close's photo
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King Tide at Haystack

"PDF - the trail was high and dry, but access to the fishermen's bench at my location was flooded."
Dec 15, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on Ron Close's photo
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King Tide at Haystack

"And that is pre-global warming effect.  But I know that there are other places on the not-so RoW especially south of Ignacio where the the tidal issue will be more interesting."
Dec 14, 2016
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King Tide at Haystack

The Petaluma River was at the top of a king tide when this SMART test train crossed the Haystack bridge on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.
Dec 13, 2016
Ron Close commented on Scott Kremer's photo
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North to Schellville, in Windsor

"Good work, Scott.  You've really got your camera dialed-in nicely!"
Nov 28, 2016
Ron Close commented on Andrew Roth's video
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Taste of the South: An NS GP38-2 Running on the NWP

"Ol' Bell continues to think he's witty and funny, but he's snot. Andrew - I've been enjoying all your recent video posts here.  This one in particular adds a whole new dimension to your collection.  Nicely done!"
Nov 19, 2016
Emilio Galo commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Inaugural Run

"Is the horn easy to replace? I heard that UP did something to the horn, could that be changed?"
Jun 10, 2016
Emilio Galo commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Inaugural Run

"Awesome pics guys, 1501 looks as happy as can be on this railroad. Does anyone know what type of horn is on 1501?Emilio"
Jun 9, 2016
Scott Kremer commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Inaugural Run

"Great pic! Beautiful Loco"
Jun 8, 2016
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NWP 1501 Inaugural Run

NWP 1501, with the 2009 and three empty grain hoppers, crossed the Haystack bridge southbound on its inaugural revenue run on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Jun 8, 2016
Emilio Galo commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Arrival

"2009 needs a repaint, how about the same paint scheme used on 1501?"
Jun 8, 2016
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Arrival

"Good to have the copyright mark elsewise people LIKE / Gerald M.Best,, Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg or Richard Steinheimer might attempt to assert this rare photo as their own. Good protection for you and for the royalties that this pic might…"
Jun 3, 2016
Steve Atnip commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 Arrival

"Ron, a fan posted this over on the FB page. You have the copyright mark, justnwanted to,let you know"
May 28, 2016

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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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