"Nice work on the map James! I'm enjoying your reference markers and the map's zoom feature for close-up views of the tracks and related areas of interest. At MP 37.2, for example, you can clearly see the Haystack swing bridge…"
"If I were, and when I will be, in the region of the NWP, I will surely add content. I will not be content until I do so. I will photo that area and then send my images via Picasa to whatever address I need to use to send the photos. Perhaps…"
"Did you mean " they are applying to start service then"
Rumors don't count. I need actual date of service commencement. I will probably be there to evaluate the service on a round-trip on Smart. Hope there is no…"
"My question remains, When is SMART now supposed to commence passenger service. They must have announced new date recently. First the bad engines and now what? Can anyone down there--Marin or Sonoma county call and get latest…"
"That's precisely why SMART's testing is taking so long. They will have the first fully-integrated positive train control system and that's what's supposed to prevent the sort of accidents you describe. As I understand…"
"Again, folks down Petaluma/ Santa Rosa way. When is latest month that SMART will actually put some trains out on tracks for revenue purposes? I am awaiting to see when first error is made on those gauntlet tracks installed at stations and…"
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.
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