Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

William "Burr" Wilson
  • Male
  • Penngrove, CA
  • United States
  • Blog Posts (3)
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos
 

William "Burr" Wilson's Page

Latest Activity

William "Burr" Wilson posted a status
"Anyone come to the Penngrove parade with a SMART train on public display and tours, Sunday, July 3rd? Please share your photos with us."
Jul 7, 2016
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Robert Hogan's photo
Thumbnail

2 NWP RLHS Special 5/67

"Just stumbled across this photo, and it reminded me that a rail spur did extend along the south bank of the Petaluma River at the Haystack bridge. Now, according to Fred Stindt's book, Northwestern Pacific Railroad (Volume 1), the railroad line…"
Mar 9, 2016
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's photo
Thumbnail

San Rafael 1940

"Wow, nice history in this photo! It's surprising to see the West Francisco Blvd. area of San Rafael unblemished by concrete plants and car dealerships. During the early sixties, I recall a spur track crossing highway 101 and running over to the…"
Nov 28, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson posted a status
"Train horns in Penngrove and Cotati minutes ago - something's moving northbound - wonder what it is?"
Jun 24, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1
"So, Steve, what has happened with the Ignacio booth?"
Apr 8, 2015
Steve Atnip commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1
"It is from Cotati. NWPRRHS actually had it moved down to Petaluma, then Cotati called "foul!" and it had to be returned. Glad to see it actually got used."
Apr 8, 2015
Dave S. commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1
"Is that a refurbished NWP phone booth in the last photo? Could it be the one from Ignacio?"
Apr 8, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson's blog post was featured

SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1

Well, the first DMU cars for SMART are on the property, and were officially presented today for public inspection and guided tours at the Cotati station. A grand affair, well-attended by public representatives big and small; local mayors, city council members, county supervisors, transportation committee, safety officials, state elected officers, Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, and of course SMART directors, managers and employees. Also present were representatives of major vendors…See More
Apr 8, 2015
jbriogrande commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 2
"Thankyou for the photos......much appreciated !!!"
Apr 7, 2015
Carl O'Connor commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 2
"They smashed bottles of champaign and let it leak into the ballast!!! That's ground contamination!!!"
Apr 7, 2015
Dave S. commented on William "Burr" Wilson's blog post SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 3
"Yes, thank you Mr. Wilson!"
Apr 7, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson posted blog posts
Apr 7, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's photo
Thumbnail

NWP Hamilton Field 2009

"Well, TommyTommy (why am I stuttering on your name?), there were a dozen Nile missile sites around the Bay Area. The site you mentioned atop San Pedro peninsula was a radar control installation (SF-93C), while the site I mentioned on Smith Ranch…"
Mar 11, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's photo
Thumbnail

NWP Hamilton Field 2009

"Further postings by Kate Moore on Altamont Press show the earlier conditions of NWP's San Rafael branch in the Hamilton area - there's a beautiful sequence of the dilapidated condition of this line before SMART contractors moved in and…"
Mar 10, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's photo
Thumbnail

NWP Hamilton Field 2009

"Over on the Altamont Press Newsline Discussion Board, poster Kate Moore has put up some beautiful photos of SMART's rehab work along the NWP RoW through Hamilton. Check it…"
Mar 10, 2015
William "Burr" Wilson commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's photo
Thumbnail

NWP Hamilton Field 2009

"Let me add a bit more information about the trackage into Hamilton AFB; I was a child when Hamilton was active. My family lived in the Marinwood subdivision just over the hills behind the base. I clearly remember the noise of jets taking off and…"
Mar 10, 2015

Profile Information

How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
Trainorders.com
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
SP #2594 (EMD SW1500 locomotive)

William "Burr" Wilson's Blog

SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 3

More candid photos of the Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony and public tours;

A little more work to do on the station loading platforms.…

Continue

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 2

More candid photos of the Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony;

Stopped at the station. A scene soon to be oft-repeated

Deputy…

Continue

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1

Well, the first DMU cars for SMART are on the property, and were officially presented today for public inspection and guided tours at the Cotati station. A grand affair, well-attended by public representatives big and small; local mayors, city council members, county supervisors, transportation committee, safety officials, state elected officers, Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, and of course SMART directors, managers and employees. Also present were representatives of major…

Continue

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network to add comments!

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

At 5:04pm on August 15, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, William!  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
 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service