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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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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…


'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…


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.


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


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.


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…

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