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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.ThanksContinue

Started Jul 5

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

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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
Tom Curran replied to Nico's discussion HO Scale SMART GP38-2
"Looks nice.  Have you tried silver or grey trucks?"
Jun 16
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
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
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Mar 31
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
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
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"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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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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