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Photos of Willits and Eureka round houses
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I am looking for additional photos of the Willits and Eureka roundhouses and the yard tracks. I have one or two of each and am looking for additional ones so I can model these facilities more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Mitchell Jan 7, 2014.

 

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Jan 26, 2015
Jennifer left a comment for W. Scott Allen
"Bravo Zulu!Welcome home Scott.  Enjoy.Thank you."
Feb 25, 2014
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Jan 8, 2014
Sean Mitchell replied to W. Scott Allen's discussion Photos of Willits and Eureka round houses
"According to the new "Images of Rail- The NWP Eureka to Willits" book, the roundhouse was demolished in 1971 in Eureka. There's one or two photos of it being torn down, along with the old depot. "
Jan 7, 2014
Richard Todd replied to W. Scott Allen's discussion Photos of Willits and Eureka round houses
"Scott, if you go to my page and Bob Hogan's page you can find numerous photos of the Eureka round house and yards form the late 50's and early 60's. Drew Jacksich has numerous photos of the Willits round house on RailPictures.net. The…"
Jan 2, 2014
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"I can safely say "No." NWP did not have a 2-8-2 configuration on their steam engines. But it is one of the great locomotives left that I remember riding on as a kid. This picture shows the condition that I remember this…"
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Photos of Willits and Eureka round houses

I am looking for additional photos of the Willits and Eureka roundhouses and the yard tracks. I have one or two of each and am looking for additional ones so I can model these facilities more accirately. I do know that Willits had a Wye track that ran through the roundhouse there. However, I have also walked that entire area and I found the concrete foundation on the turntable that was there.I have found and walked around the Eureka roundhouse (1996) and service tracks years ago but did not…See More
Jan 2, 2014
W. Scott Allen replied to Ryan Pedrotti's discussion Railroad maps and open tunnels
"Ryan, I too had a passion for walking NWP tracks. I do not have maps. I do have mile markers than identify most tunnels. Unfortuneately, they are in kilometers. I wish I could get a decent mile marker that included all towns and tunnels. They do not…"
Jan 2, 2014
W. Scott Allen commented on Jordan's blog post Why the Eel River Route can't, and shouldn't, be rebuilt
"Two days ago, I went through all the "SPINS" files you sent me. I organized them by zone. All duplicates I put into a separate folder. I noticed there are no file for Zone 3. I di noticed some scans were "skewed" but not bad. I…"
Dec 17, 2013
W. Scott Allen replied to Herb Kelsey's discussion Historical Freight Operations
"Herb, I would be really interested in your Train Simulator of the Northern Division. Where could I acquire one? Thanks, Scott"
Dec 16, 2013
Dave S. left a comment for W. Scott Allen
"Mr. Allen:  I see that in several recent messages you have requested information on the tracks and switches between Willits to Eureka.  The bible for this information is the SPINS document (Southern Pacific Industrial Numbering…"
Dec 15, 2013
W. Scott Allen commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Does anyone out there have pictures or drawings of NWP trackage from Willits to Eureka? I am especially interested in the industry tracks and spurs for setting out freight cars.  Thanks in advance, Scott"
Dec 15, 2013
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Dec 15, 2013

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At 1:37pm on February 25, 2014, Jennifer said…

Bravo Zulu!

Welcome home Scott.  Enjoy.

Thank you.

At 12:56pm on February 18, 2014, Jennifer said…

Welcome home!

Were you deployed?

At 11:43am on February 15, 2014, Jennifer said…

Hi!

'Haven't checked in in a while.  Thanks for your message.  :-)

It's a cool town for sure and Caltrain in our backyard.  I'm from Petaluma/Cotati btw.

Have a great weekend!

At 8:25am on December 15, 2013, Dave S. said…

Mr. Allen:  I see that in several recent messages you have requested information on the tracks and switches between Willits to Eureka.  The bible for this information is the SPINS document (Southern Pacific Industrial Numbering System).  Mark Drury uploaded scanned images of a SPINS document he borrowed from someone else in 2009.  Unfortunately, there are duplicate pages and the page ordering is flawed.  Also, each image is in a separate file which must be downloaded separately.  I've cleaned up these issues and offer a single download.  See the comment, linked below:

Dave's SPINS Comment

Of course, many things have changed over the years, and this SPINS doesn't reflect the actual NWP as it stands today, or even when SP abandoned it.  Nevertheless, I consider it a goldmine of useful information.

There's another SP document that shows track profiles (grades) and distances that another member was working on.  I've seen pieces of it on here but don't know if a full document has been assembled for the NWP.  This would be a great companion to the SPINS.

Best wishes for you over the Holidays, and an early welcome back to the States following your deployment!

At 8:04am on December 14, 2013, Ron Fritzsche said…

Scott:

Sorry forgot the rest.  Yes the club is in the same location it has been for 40 years.  Still on a month to month lease with no end in site.  We are in the process of modifying the Mountain Division by adding additional trestles and track.  It will soon be completely double tracked.  The landlord is replacing all light fixtures with LEDs.

Ron

At 7:31am on December 14, 2013, Ron Fritzsche said…

Scott:

Yes the club has converted part of the layout to DCC.  This part is the Hucksberg yard that was converted to DCC so club members could run sound locomotives.  The rest of the layout is DC.  DC sound equipped locomotives are run occasionally on the mainline but most see them as just producing white noise.  Currently the mainline accommodates 3-4 trains operating at the same time.

At 6:28pm on December 12, 2013, Bill Kohse said…

Yes it is.  I have been extremely busy trying to create the Timber Heritage Assn museum at Samoa.  Part of which is restoring 3 NWP rail cars that are 100 years old, one is a Parlor car, a dinning Car, and the Redwood, executive car for the railroad president. On Friday I will be leading the move for two Washington Iron Works Yarders from Fields Landing to Samoa. Talk about stress, I pray everything will go alright.

Bill

At 10:44am on December 9, 2013, David L ILLICH said…

Welcome to nwprr net

 

At 7:12am on December 9, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network! 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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