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Emilio Galo's Discussions

Reopening the line to South Fork?
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Hey everyone, I know I have not done a discussion in forever, but I have a question to ask. Would reopening the line from Samoa to South Fork be profitable? I was speaking with Michael Presson, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S. Jan 29, 2018.

NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
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Today I wanted to talk about the NWP, in its current condition, and what it was like before FRA shut it down on the northern end. For years, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad has been sitting idle on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emilio Galo Mar 10.

Why did they remove the tracks from the Willits crossing?
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I was looking on google maps, and i came across this crossing, but with no tracks, and  pile of something just sitting behind the former signal box. Can anyone tell me why or when they were removed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve lang Jul 22, 2016.

Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
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I was thinking about the railroads current status up to Willits, and i came across a question i'd like to ask, Is it even possible to repair the line up to Dos Rios? It seems like that section of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred M. Cain Feb 6.

 

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Mar 10
Emilio Galo replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Hey Fred, I am not sure. It seems that THA is doing their best to keep the rails around. Perhaps Jeff Moore will be your best bet on this. I am not sure myself."
Mar 10
Zachary M. Toler commented on Emilio Galo's photo
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Possible development in Humboldt?

"Don't hold your breath, that sign has been there for years with no activity. Seems like it's been there 10 years or so..."
Mar 9
Fred M. Cain commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"Well, I can say here that there was a guy on the North Coast Daylight when I rode it in the summer of '88 who appeared to me as if he knew what he was talking about.  He was very friendly and I struck up a conversation with him. At the…"
Feb 14
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Well, as the greenhouse skeleton clearly shows, that short section of track is still in pretty good shape.  Just needs a few ties changed, new ballast and surfaced. Regards, Fred M. Cain"
Feb 12
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Still a major problem.  Back in October the Humboldt County Sheriff made a major drug bust in Alderpoint, the growers set up a lot of there temporary greenhouses over the tracks themselves.  Main camp seemed to be at the old boxcar body…"
Feb 11
Richard C. Brand replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"Yes that is a good journal including how they had to evade the marijuana growers along the RoW.  Now that the glorious weed is legal, I wonder if that is still a problem. Too bad the NCRA never developed their own gardens along the RoW in…"
Feb 11
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"No question the video probably contains the worst of the worst the rafters passed.  Also no question there are relatively long stretches of badly overgrown but otherwise intact railroad.  The real question is, how much is it going to cost…"
Feb 11
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"The pictures in this video look, really, really bad.  Unbelievable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhCjYNKXNvk  However, one question that I have with this video:...and I don't know this, I'm just wondering, could this…"
Feb 11
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
"Richard, I would just love to come and demonstrate my support for you.  Unfortunately, I no longer live in the West and am now in northern Indiana.  I'd come if I could.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you…"
Feb 6
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
"Jeff, Thanks for your response!  I have a couple of thoughts here.  First of all, the so-called Humboldt & Eastern rail plan would build a new railroad from Eureka to the UP "I-5" corridor line near Redding or Red…"
Feb 6
Richard C. Brand replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
"Jeff et al: That Bill is SB 1029 and if you read it you will see that in Sec 17 it transfers NCRA RoW ownership from Healdsberg north to SMART for both passenger service which seems to be in their area of expertise, but also freight service which is…"
Feb 5
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
"There are a few developments.  At least one organization and supporters have been looking at constructing a new railroad from the Eureka area east to the central valley, but there does not seem to exist any sort of solid financial or logistical…"
Feb 5
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
""Could regular rail fans like us help out NRCA by raising money?". My two cents for what it may or may not be worth is that this idea is not too far fetched.  We certainly wouldn't have enough money to do much good but what we…"
Feb 5
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"I was wondering if anyone has any new news or information on the developments along the northern end of the line.  I know that there is a group of business leaders in Eureka who want rail to return. Does anybody have any new ideas on this since…"
Feb 5
Fred M. Cain replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Will the Northern Section of this railroad ever run again?
"I was wondering if anyone has some new information on this thread from about 2½ years ago now.  I have been studying this and trying to find information on it.  I did find an article online that the Train Riders Association of…"
Feb 5

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Emilio Galo's Blog

Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?

I know this might be a far fetched idea, but would reactivating the corridor between Redwood Valley and Cloverdale be less expensive than trying to reopen the line to South Fork? Judging by the pictures I've seen of the Russian River Canyon, all the tracks need is ballast filled in and brush removed. The tunnels are in great shape too, (Except tunnel #4, was that the one that caught fire?) but could that be fixed? Also, maybe CWR could take advantage of this as well, and run their…

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Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments

Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?

I was wondering if service would ever return to the northern end of the railroad, as they have returned to the southern portion of the line. I know it would take a lot of cash and a lot of repair work, but could it be done? I think it could be done. I would like to see trains running north again, even if it is in the distant future. 

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:00am — 27 Comments

Some news on THA, We are getting closer to Trains running again!

Found out some handy information on THA from a fellow NWP fan.

One, current operating negotiations between THA and NRCA specify speeder-only on the Samoa, Eureka, Fortuna, and Loleta segments. Two, the closest thing operable in the collection (that isn't Falk 1) is a 44 tonner in 
mid-restoration state, and everything in the facilities is landlocked from the NWP, sitting on panel track. Three, the museum's current goals (obviously dictated on…

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Posted on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am

Is NWP repairing this locomotive? I'm confused.

Came across this picture on the web, and it appears that 4347 has had all of her lights replaced, is NWP planning to repair her? If you have any information regarding this locomotive, please let me know. Also, what is the current status of #3804? Is she still sitting in the dead line?







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Posted on August 3, 2016 at 3:21am — 4 Comments

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At 8:52pm on January 13, 2019, Richard C. Brand said…

Emilio:

I love your comments.  I am now a member of the local Sonoma Cty group titled Friends of SMART" and they have a meeting in Petaluma this coming Wednesday before the SMART Board meeting.

If you want me to bring up something at that meeting send me a note.

At 4:33pm on June 9, 2016, Andrew Roth said…

Hey Emilio, thanks for the comment on my wall! Unfortunately they can't put a P3 on 1501 due to the K3LA being locked on (something UP did to it). 

At 7:34am on November 4, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Emilio! 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,

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