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Thad Wuest
  • 53, Male
  • Trinidad, CA
  • United States

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Thad Wuest's Discussions

Bay Trail in Humboldt

While they agreed to NOT rip up the NCRA rails around Humboldt Bay, instead they are dumping the dirt from the trail construction over the rails.  In places all around, the north end is slowly…Continue

Started Jul 12

Railbanking alive and well in Eureka
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Well the issue has not gone away.  Tomorrow, the Humboldt Co. Board of Sups are hearing a proposal from NCRA's own Clif Clendenon to ask for a plan to rip out the rails along the 101 corridor.  This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zachary M. Toler Jul 3, 2012.

Interview with Clif Clendenon of the NCRA

Have a listen and draw your own conclusions.…Continue

Started May 1, 2012

rails to trails
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We are soon to be losing the Eel River section.  If this goes through, we can say goodbye to ever having the railroad connect Humboldt to the outside world.   please read  this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence LaBranche Apr 5, 2011.

 

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Shiny and Faded

"gosh, I wish they could afford a proper paint job for the Ghost"
Dec 30, 2016
Thad Wuest commented on Richard C. Brand's photo
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2016 Niles Canyon Train of Lights

"I sure would love to see them running on NWP track.  I think it would be a great PR move for both organizations."
Dec 29, 2016
Thad Wuest commented on Mike Davis's photo
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1922 takes 3804 to interchange

"sad to see that caboose go..."
Dec 13, 2016
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"I don't have anything on when it was built or last used, though 1984ish would be a good guess for the later date.  The one clear photo I've seen of it on the A&MR show it with the road's Burro crane and a four wheel flat in…"
Nov 22, 2016
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"With no couplers, it looks like it might have been pulled by a speeder."
Nov 22, 2016
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"This is in Samoa Ca at the THA shops.  The passenger car in the backround is the NWP Redwood business car"
Nov 22, 2016
Richard C. Brand commented on Thad Wuest's photo
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"Or last time used for ballast?  And where is this picture taken?  There is an interesting coach parked behind these MoW cars."
Nov 21, 2016
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"Any idea when it was built Jeff?"
Nov 21, 2016
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"Arcata & Mad River ballast car.  Jeff Moore Elko, NV"
Nov 21, 2016
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"I have no info on this old thing.  Single axle,  end dump Ballast Car"
Nov 18, 2016
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"Wood ballast car TPL #021  part of THA collection Samoa Ca"
Nov 18, 2016
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Nov 18, 2016
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NWP 5076 Windsor to Novato

"Richard C: The old "Inside Track" coach is property of THA.  That picture was taken at California Redwood Co. in Eureka.  it was only moved about 150' off their property.  It hasn't moved since."
Nov 16, 2016
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The Redwood NWP

"It is aptly call called "Private Varnish" and very expensive to maintain.  This group does that: http://www.aaprco.com/ I can say with personal experience that entering into one of these restored luxury cars is like entering into a…"
Oct 19, 2016
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The Redwood NWP

"That's awesome. More. Pics of the inside?"
Oct 19, 2016
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The Redwood NWP

"Here is a little look see of the inside"
Oct 19, 2016

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Northern Line under attack

Friends, The northern section of the ROW is under attack from the Rails to Trails folks. Particularly, the 101 corridor between Arcata and Eureka. They seem to have scraped the idea of "Trails with Rails". They are rallying support and have the funding. The trail has begun construction in the Arcata Marsh and they are going to proceed south. They are pushing for "Rail-Banking" the ROW, which we all know will the death knell for the line around Humboldt… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 5:39pm — 9 Comments

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At 8:18pm on May 14, 2014, Richard Todd said…

Thad, please, please contact me. I am about to submit an article to Railroad Model Craftsman about the TPL flatcars. I also want to provide a car for you and for Mike Kellogg. The frames for the cars are now available and they make great cars. This project couldn't have been done without the photo and dimensions that you and Mike provided. You can contact me through the NWP system, privately.

Richard Todd

At 4:02pm on July 8, 2012, Zachary M. Toler said…

Nice to finally meet you today!

Zachary M. Toler

At 12:14am on July 27, 2011, Zachary M. Toler said…

Hey, Thad, I was wondering, if THA gets to run all around Humboldt Bay, would they ever want to expand down to Fortuna/Alton, heck, even Scotia (if the ROW EVER gets what it deserves)? Maybe Scotia's a pipe dream, but Fortuna and Alton only have overgroth stopping trains, the ROW seems to be in pretty good shape.

 

Zachary M. Toler

At 6:32am on November 26, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Be safe up on those ladders! Even that can be satisfying if not fun. For me it looks to be a day in the horse barn trying to stay warm. High temps for the next few days is 34!

RT
At 12:46pm on November 25, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Thad, how I envy you a work day at the roundhouse. I'll have to settle for working on the Ohio NWP!

I've ordered materials for what I hope will work as a master for the frame for the TPL mill flats. If I am successful I'll offer resin frames to the group. Your photos and measurements are invaluable!

Any chance you could measure the length of TPL #5? I'm going to try to put one together.


Thank you for all your help and your work for THA!

Richard Todd
At 2:50pm on November 24, 2010, Jim Harville said…
Hey, Thad! In Humboldt for Thanksgiving and wanted to drop off that disc of photos from the Aug 7th runs. Left a message for Gerry, but haven't heard back. Call me at 916-708-7368 if you can, and let me know where I can drop this off for you guys!
At 1:52pm on August 8, 2010, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Thad! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am 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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