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Another Slap In the Face to Dirty Harry's Trestle
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Atnip Apr 19, 2014.

Common/Uncommon: Concrete Milepost Markers
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Do you guys ever see any of these out on the ROW ? For you older fellows, do you remember how common they were back when the RR was still going strong. I notice in pictures that the telephone pole…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jbriogrande Jun 17, 2014.

 

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Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

"What's a "K3"?  UP has been using some HLCX power for freight but not seen it on the long dirt trains."
Oct 25, 2015
Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

"Latest update is that there seems to be at least one north and south bound concise running each week.  This week UP had a completely new horn on the power of a northbound early morning load of gondolas.  A LOT of dirt coming out of that…"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

""666"?  What is that Don?  That lead of 4 locos is 1376.  No beast seen here except maybe some homeless. Also that is a steep grade from the scrapyard up to the CalTrain Row.  No beasts in sight."
Oct 13, 2015
Don Underwood commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

"666 = The Beast!!"
Oct 13, 2015
Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

"Had another dual set of dual DASH UP power go north thru Palo Alto today at 10:45 AM pulling over 60 gondolas.  I have to assume they were empty and going to Hunters.  Several people have asked me why they are running in the day as opposed…"
Oct 12, 2015
Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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SF Peninsula Freight Ops

"Hello Fan Could not count the power consist but I'd guest two.  What was interesting though was when the empties were pulled north on Wednesday, it sounded like like a yard switcher at the lead."
Oct 11, 2015
Chad Glover commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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"I read a thread a few months ago on the other forum about it. The company that does it specializes in hazardous material, I searched the web for 15min and can't find it. Yes they handle waste from all over. They have specialized trucks that…"
Oct 9, 2015
Richard C. Brand commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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"The UP is STILL hauling dirt out of Hunters Point.  Heard DASH horns today (we don't get many of those on this line) about 12:45 and then saw the loaded gondolas heading south thru Palo Alto. How much dirt are they going to remove from…"
Oct 9, 2015
Emilio Galo commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island
"Why Mare Island?"
May 7, 2015
Richard C. Brand left a comment for Tommy Tommy
"Tommy- Come on back and post.  It was a group effort but I think together we have offed Keith Ode.  Good riddance.  I never saw him post anything."
Feb 8, 2015
steve lang commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post Discuss SMART Groundbreaking Article
"discovered 2 sumwut recently installed concrete supports aligned just E uv the ROW break N uv SFDrake. much heavy equipmnt activity S uv SFD & N uv elevated ROW section N uv ROW drawbrij. supervisory construction staff…"
Oct 23, 2014
Carl O'Connor commented on Tommy Tommy's photo
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Boxcar With Rail Train

"Key word was revenue buffers don't count."
Aug 27, 2014
Tim McNeil commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island
"Very cool, I'd hate to see something like one of these simple "idlercars" get scrapped. Does anyone know their origin(railroad or builder)? I love the character of those old riveted cars((being as riveting has become a lost art). "
Jul 24, 2014
Bob Cleek commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island
"Given that they are at Mare island, and may well have been there from the time it was an active Naval Shipyard, and that there is a lot of track set in pavement there, they easily could have been around from WWII or earlier and used for moving heavy…"
Jul 24, 2014
Jennifer commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island
"Very interesting! :D"
Jul 24, 2014
Bob Cleek commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island
""Idlers..."  That's it.  Thanks!"
Jul 24, 2014

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New Haystack Bridge Is On Mare Island

It's being stripped down and having metal work done and then being coated. It's going to be shipped in pieces to Petaluma and then put together on site. Shimmick Construction was said to be the contractor for this phase of work. …

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Posted on June 14, 2014 at 1:15am — 14 Comments

Discuss Epic NWP Pictures Site

I just came across this. I'm sure many of you have seen it, but it has some amazing photos. I'm still wading through them though so can't comment completely. Dave S. will love this, although I bet he's seen it already. 

https://sites.google.com/site/pics19703/home…

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Posted on March 16, 2014 at 7:13pm — 10 Comments

Discuss SMART Groundbreaking Article

http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_25323222/smart-track-work-begins-marin-service-starts-by

There are some good pictures.

The author asserts that some of the rails and ties are from the 1920's but that doesn't soudn right to me. Don't ties only last 20-30 years? And don't rails have to be pulled out too because they weaken through interal…

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:48pm — 11 Comments

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At 10:02pm on February 8, 2015, Richard C. Brand said…

Tommy-

Come on back and post.  It was a group effort but I think together we have offed Keith Ode.  Good riddance.  I never saw him post anything.

At 6:58pm on February 10, 2014, Jim McCarter said…

Thank you very much for all of these photos you are posting. Where did they all come from? Did you work for NWP?  Thanks again 

At 7:15am on December 19, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Tommy! 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,

Mark Drury

 
 
 

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