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steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"not much revenue in an empty car movement."
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"Another great photo Ron! Keep them coming."
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"Special thanks to Nico for the heads up last Sunday evening."
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

Southbound NWP 1501, with an empty grain hopper in tow, crossed the Haystack bridge in Petaluma as the sunlight faded Sunday evening, April 9, 2017.
Apr 15
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Test Train

"Why didn't the train stay on track it was on?  Looks like fine bit of trackwork with real ties and joints. When will SMART be up and running?   I presume that  folks will  flock ro the rails there by eliminating all the…"
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Matt Jacobs commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Test Train

"Assuming their LED driven signals?  Sometimes the camera doesn't catch them lit, when they really are."
Mar 28
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SMART Test Train

"Steve - please refrain from divulging all my proprietary photography secrets... ;-)  LOL!  Here's my photo tip of the day for this location: a short ladder is required to shoot over the new fence.  I used a two-step ladder, but I…"
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SMART Test Train

"Ha!  Hilarious!!!"
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Steve Atnip commented on Ron Close's photo
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SMART Test Train

"Ron makes heavy use of photoshop. Here's the original picture."
Mar 24
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SMART Test Train

"Sharp, great color, and clouds!"
Mar 24
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"
Mar 22
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."
Mar 22
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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.
Mar 22
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"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

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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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