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Saw a question here on the page, and wanted to open it up for discussion. Is rail biking or even a possible train excursion able to be accomplished from Willits to just before Ridge? How badly…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hallman Sep 1.
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.
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.
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.
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…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments
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
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…
Posted on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am
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?
Posted on August 3, 2016 at 3:21am — 4 Comments