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Sean Mitchell
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  • Arcata, CA
  • United States

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Sean Mitchell's Discussions

Awesome article I found at HSU- A recollection of steam at Dos Rios.
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Two summers in the Eel River Canyon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jbriogrande Sep 20, 2013.

My NWP research paper- Including my interview with Dan Hauser
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Hey everybody. My name is Sean Mitchell, Timber Heritage Volunteer, and History student at HSU.I wrote this paper for my Historical Methods class, and ended up entering it (with much revision) for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by HUTCH 7.62 Apr 22, 2013.

Timber Heritage Speeder Rides -October 13th, Loleta!

Hey everybody, Just got an email from our President, Pete Johnston, the NCRA approved another use of the line from downtown Loleta to tunnel number 40. Loleta expressed extreme interest in THA…Continue

Started Sep 13, 2012


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Sean Mitchell commented on Sean Mitchell's status
"I saw that they required to consider costs toward rebuilding Woodman bridge, but there is zero provision for the design at Bridge Creek, not to mention the multiple collapsed tunnels, and rails in the river.  I just wonder if it would better…"
Apr 17
Bob Cleek commented on Sean Mitchell's status
"Unless a huge amount of federal infrastructure money were to become available, which I doubt is likely given the present Congressional demographics, I don't see a total restoration of the NCRA ROW to Eureka in our lifetimes.  What I do see…"
Apr 17
Richard C. Brand commented on Sean Mitchell's status
"Carl: You have a right to your opinion but that statement makes no sense.  The Eel River is WAY north of Cloverdale and even Willits. If you disagree, justify your post."
Apr 16
Sean Mitchell commented on Steve Atnip's photo

Eel river excursion

"This must be Woodman? This is totally collapsed now. "
Apr 16
Sean Mitchell posted a status
"Reading on Bridge creek crossing gone, Woodman bridge soon to be removed. Is it time to give up on the Eel River block?"
Apr 16
Emilio Galo commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

Island Mountain Bridge

"Nice shot Sean, I'm surprised that bridge is still holding up, even after 10 years of no trains."
Apr 8, 2016
Dave Polson commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"About six months ago, I heard they were in the process of dredging the harbor to make it deep enough to handle the cargo ships, I didn't see any signs of the work going on though.  I've also been told that the reason they are…"
Mar 4, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"BTW this picture is a good contrast to the picture of the North Coast Daylight pictures posted here recently about that excursion stopping here."
Mar 3, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"While I know little about the remaining forests in the north coast, I know that there is a lot of energy in the Eureka area about it becoming the most cost effect west coast container receiving port from Asia. If that port were to be built the…"
Mar 3, 2016
Dan Whitton commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"Cost aside of rehabilitating and maintain the line north of Willits would only 3 active lumber mills generate enough traffic to keep the line open if it were operational and support operating finances?"
Mar 3, 2016
Sean Mitchell commented on Mike Cook's group Mendocino County NEW NWP fans
"Mike, any pictures?? Is this wash out repair near Squaw Rock? If so, that is huge news. "
Feb 14, 2016
Sean Mitchell joined Mike Cook's group

Mendocino County NEW NWP fans

A group for Mendocino County fans of the new NWP.  News, photos, and anything related!See More
Feb 14, 2016
Sean Mitchell replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Possible Railroad between Eureka-Fortuna?
"Check out  We are currently in the process of purchasing the historic Hammond Lumber Company Roundhouse and shops... We plan on creating an operational museum and excursion train from Samoa to Eureka.  Currently, we…"
Feb 14, 2016
Dave Polson commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"Last time I was in Eureka, a couple weeks ago, the power units were still there, one of them has the trucks pulled out from under one end...  I know that a program to scrap/move them is in place, but not sure how fast it is happening."
Nov 24, 2015
Sean Mitchell commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

The Last Train in the Canyon

"Duckman- You owe it to yourself, to just read the previous comments. I flew into Island Mountain about 6 weeks ago, and took this photo from the aircraft.  Access is going to be very difficult by road. The road itself is private. This is 30…"
Nov 24, 2015
Gus Campagna commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

Cain Rock Span

"Both side approaches were destroyed (plate girders), but the main truss spans were just filled with debris. Lots of pictures of the work and repairs at the NWPRRHS Archive. We will be open on Saturday December 5th. Gus"
Nov 24, 2015

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Bay [T]rail from Samoa to Arcata to Eureka unanimously approved by NCRA

Looks like we might have trains again in the North Coast!!!

'. The board had just voted unanimously to receive a report from three of its directors, the ad hoc Humboldt Bay Rail Corridor Committee, and directed staff to bring back a resolution supporting “a broad-based Humboldt County community coalition to advocate for public and private funds with which to restore the Humboldt Bay Rail Corridor, including the provision of trail development therein.” The NCRA directors were so… Continue

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 9:32am — 4 Comments

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At 8:42pm on December 5, 2013, Mike Davis said…

i'm looking at the possibility of coming up to Eureka either 21st-24th or 27th-30th, would any of those days work for being able to access THA records on the Arcata and mad river railroad?

At 9:50am on April 25, 2013, Mike Davis said…

Can I use some of yours and wes fulton's photos in my NWP presentation? Credit will be given


At 8:23pm on December 20, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Sean   Go to Rob Kremer page. Look for discussion "who likes what" then go to that discussion page two. There are 4 photo's from Bob Cleek of an excursion train. Same units I believe, cars a little different.

At 3:33pm on February 16, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Sean! 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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