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Ron Close
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Ron Close replied to James Caestecker's discussion SMART Right of Way Google Map now available to nwprr.net Members
"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…"
Jun 6
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"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…"
May 6
Dave S. commented on Ron Close's photo
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"Mr. Bell: Time to step up and do your part to add content, not complaints. No puns, please. Sincerely, the NWPRR.NET membership."
May 6
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"There have been zero photos and  no videos posted in over 2 weeks. No action on the  NWP?"
May 6
Chad Glover commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"Why don't you just call or email them instead of asking us"
Apr 26
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
Apr 26
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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"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…"
Apr 26
SMART Fan commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"I've heard rumors of sometime in May, I know there applying to start service then."
Apr 26
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"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…"
Apr 26
Bob Cleek commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"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…"
Apr 26
steven richard bell commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"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…"
Apr 26
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."
Apr 17
Richard Todd commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"Another great photo Ron! Keep them coming."
Apr 16
Ron Close commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"Special thanks to Nico for the heads up last Sunday evening."
Apr 15
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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

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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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