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Steve Donaldson
  • San Carlos, CA
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Steve Donaldson commented on Andrew Roth's photo

The Last Segment of Stick Rail 1-7-16

"original n.g. Marin & Napa route"
Apr 13
Steve Donaldson added a discussion to the group The SP Santa Rosa Branch

Schellville Xing Protection?

since there was never any i nterlocking there was crossing protection Ed by simple "stop, look, and go" rul S in ETTs?
Apr 12
Steve Donaldson posted a status
"Gathering info about Schellville and the two railroads that crossed there"
Mar 13
Zachary M. Toler and Steve Donaldson are now friends
Feb 6, 2013
Steve Donaldson commented on Don Underwood's photo


"Gawd, that looked soooo steep to me as astudent engineer on P&SR in summer '65."
Feb 4, 2013
Steve Donaldson replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"ETTs were often published for convenience in dispatching and didn't necessarily assure that trains shown would actually run, so not likely of help to agents informing customers."
Feb 4, 2013
Steve Donaldson joined Zachary M. Toler's group

Lost Railroads of the North Coast

This group is for those who are interested in railroads that connected to or existed near the NWP, that no longer exist.See More
Feb 4, 2013
Steve Donaldson commented on Jason Peterich's group The SP Santa Rosa Branch
"Nope, gone now , probably eliminated with upgrades to 101 since my time there."
Oct 14, 2012
Steve Donaldson commented on Jason Peterich's group The SP Santa Rosa Branch
"Afte S.P. abandoned its own Santa Rosa Branch(in favor of NWP), a short stub was retained from the old NWP connection at Santa Rosa(a mile or so n/o  depot) to reach a lone shipper accross hwy 101. Even when I worked on NWP in mid 60s, the stub…"
Oct 13, 2012
Steve Donaldson joined Jason Peterich's group

The SP Santa Rosa Branch

This is a group for people who know about this branch, or anyone on here that had seen a train on this historic 8 mile "route" between Santa Rosa and Schellville, considering that it has been paved over and ripped out. I followed the route on a map that Mike Davis sent me and I was amazed how close to my house the tracks were. I had no idea that tracks used to be right under my feet at many moments.See More
Oct 13, 2012
Steve Donaldson commented on Bob Burns's photo

Another UP Caboose!

""The property" being which/where?"
Nov 16, 2011
Steve Donaldson replied to Eugene Cranston's discussion Eureka extension or reopening the NWP line north of Windsor
"Your  post sounds more like a respnse than an opening, and what "good rail sevice to Eureka" are you referring to? (doesn't ave any yet that we know of."
Nov 14, 2011
Steve Donaldson commented on Zachary M. Toler's group NWP #1922 Fan Club
"Even tho I switched H&B as a student engineer on P&SR in mid 60s and vids of 1922 working there allow me to relive experience...main reason I like watching1922 doing it is sound of the old 567 winding up, etc."
Oct 13, 2011
Steve Donaldson joined Zachary M. Toler's group

NWP #1922 Fan Club

A group for anyone who likes NWP GP9 #1922, and would like to see it used more on trains. Also for sharing news related to #1922 or sightings thereof.See More
Oct 13, 2011
Steve Donaldson joined Mark Drury's group

General History

General history of the NWP and related roads.
Jul 20, 2011
Steve Donaldson commented on Richard Todd's photo

nwp slide 24

"Glad you mentioned cookshack 'cuz I was about to mention how it looked like one at Geyserville, where crews of opposing trains ate the summer I worked on road(but don't remember any at Schellville by then-'65)."
Jul 20, 2011

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
another board
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
SF&NP "Downey"(always looking for pix), and anything during my NWP 'career' in 1965

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At 11:35am on July 15, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Steve!  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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