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At Petaluma Bridge this morning 4/3/18 about 0930

I was driving NB on HWY 101 through the narrows this morning and paced a NB SMART Train from the overcrossing to Burdell.  The consist was a three car train.  It was one half in the lead with what…Continue

Started Apr 3

Color Photo - P&SR GE 44T

Does anyone know where I can obtain a color photo of a P&SR GE 44 tonner locomotive.  I believe that P&SR 44Ts came in Yellow & Red before SPs gray & Scarlett.ThanksContinue

Started Jul 5, 2017

Book Store find
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Just have to brag....This past Saturday I was in a used bookstore in San Francisco and purchased "Northwestern Pacific Railroad;  Diamond Jubilee 1914-1989 Souvenir Edition"  by Fred Stindt &…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Devin Jun 18, 2012.

 

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At Petalume Bridge this morning 4/3/18

I was driving NB on HWY 101 through the narrows this morning and paced a NB SMART Train from the overcrossing to Burdell.  The consist was a three car train.  It was one half in the lead with what would be the mid section facing the front of a normal 2 car consist.  Looked like three F units.  There would not have been away for passengers to pass through from the front car to the next car.  I lost site of train at about the dump facility.Exiting Hwy 101 at Lakeville at the bottom of the ramp…See More
Apr 3
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Color Photo - P&SR GE 44T

Does anyone know where I can obtain a color photo of a P&SR GE 44 tonner locomotive.  I believe that P&SR 44Ts came in Yellow & Red before SPs gray & Scarlett.ThanksSee More
Jul 5, 2017
Tom Curran replied to Nico's discussion HO Scale SMART GP38-2
"Looks nice.  Have you tried silver or grey trucks?"
Jun 16, 2017
Tom Curran replied to David L ILLICH's discussion FRA notified SMART this afternoon that Petaluma’s Quiet Zone has been nullified.
"Good.  Sometimes the gates don't work.  I was at Corona grade crossing and the gates were down but did not hear SMART coming."
May 9, 2017
Tom Curran replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"Trial and error.  Custom color. Get a photo taken at 90* with the sun at your back. Take a piece of 4"x12" styrene.  mask off sections to create 4"x4" sections to try different paint mixes in each section.  Compare…"
Mar 31, 2017
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Mar 31, 2017
Tom Curran replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"I don't visit often but this is a fantastic shot.  Years ago when I was actively modeling NS was the prototype I modeled."
Mar 22, 2017
Devin replied to Tom Curran's discussion Book Store find
"Leaves of Grass book store is in Willits CA."
Jun 18, 2012
Tom Curran posted a discussion

Book Store find

Just have to brag....This past Saturday I was in a used bookstore in San Francisco and purchased "Northwestern Pacific Railroad;  Diamond Jubilee 1914-1989 Souvenir Edition"  by Fred Stindt & Virginia Sparks.It is the 1991 revised edition; a small 4x8 phamplet booklet that has the story of the stops from Willits north to Eureka providing milepost numbers and elevations.  The price tag on the back stated "Leaves of Grass (original store ?)  $7.00 with a phone number of 707-459-3744." It…See More
Jun 11, 2012
Tom Curran replied to Dave S.'s discussion Skilled Workers Needed!
"Muni had difficulty finding welders.  My sister works at a power plant that can't find qaulified boiler operator's.  The military, particularly the Navy used to fill the role of training these good paying blue collar…"
Nov 30, 2011
Tom Curran replied to Mike Davis's discussion S.M.A.R.T. opinions
"SMART is making two poor decisions that will hamper operations and ridership. 1.  The terminal at Larkspur needs to be AT the ferry terminal for an easier cross mode transfer and NOT where it is curentlt located across the road. …"
Oct 10, 2011
Tom Curran replied to Mike Davis's discussion NWP activity, month of october
"During my commute home yesterday evening a southbound freight was on the main south of the dumps (not sure of the sidings name).  The GP-9 locomotive was running SOU style long hood forward and was pulling 3 covered hoppers and two Canadian…"
Oct 7, 2011
Tom Curran replied to Andrew F. Laverdiere's discussion Has the sky fallen yet?
"I work in the diesel industry and our 12 year old fleet converted to a catalytic type of exhaust system several years ago and the things really work.  However at $15-16K a pop to retro fit I can understand why truckers are hesitant.  The…"
Oct 7, 2011
Mark Drury left a comment for Tom Curran
"Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Tom!  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…"
Jul 12, 2011
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Jul 12, 2011

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At 2:18pm on July 12, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Tom!  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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