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RDC SP 10 returning to NorCal
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http://www.altamontpress.com/discussion/read.php?1,139919,139919#msg-139919In short:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Nov 30, 2016.

North Bay housing costs have SMART scrambling for engineers
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordan Oct 27, 2016.

NASCAR Express 2014
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Sunday, June 22nd.http://www.racesonoma.com/media/news/nascar-express.htmlContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mari S. Emmons Jun 19, 2014.

NWP Power thread on AP

Interesting thread on Altamont Press regarding motive power on the NWP. Covers heavy locomotives wandering onto NWP territory, EUKA, and the Seaboard demonstrator set that ran on the NWP in the 70's.…Continue

Started Sep 6, 2013

 

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Jordan commented on Mark Drury's status
"Thanks for the explanation, but that still doesn't explain why Karl was banned yet Brand and Bell are still here doing as they please. As I said previously, I've heard zero bad things about Karl/Tommy from the absent members and A LOT of…"
Feb 10
Jordan commented on Mark Drury's status
"Thanks for the explanation, but that still doesn't explain why Karl was banned yet Brand and Bell are still here doing as they please. As I said previously, I've heard zero bad things about Karl/Tommy from the absent members and A LOT of…"
Feb 10
Jordan commented on Mark Drury's status
"I have personally met Karl as well as various other members of the site including some of those who have stopped posting. Karl is well liked by the other members, myself included. It is true that many members who were once very active here no longer…"
Feb 9
Jordan replied to Jordan's discussion North Bay housing costs have SMART scrambling for engineers
"All of the smart jumpers I know of are from the bay area. The Fresno guys and gals I've spoken to all plan on staying with BNSF, but will relocate. Most plan on moving to Stockton or SoCal, with a good number opting for Texas and Arizona."
Oct 27, 2016
Jordan replied to Jordan's discussion North Bay housing costs have SMART scrambling for engineers
"BNSF wants to change the districts for road crews. Currently, crew districts for trains to and from the SF Bay Area are: Richmond/Oakland to Fresno. Both Richmond and Fresno are home terminals. Fresno to Bakersfield. Home terminal Fresno.…"
Oct 26, 2016
Jordan replied to Jordan's discussion North Bay housing costs have SMART scrambling for engineers
"Just a minor update: Potential applicants for smart no longer need to be currently certified engineers. They are now hiring for conductor-only positions, but current conductor certification is required, with at least two years experience. It also…"
Oct 26, 2016
Jordan commented on Scott Kremer's video
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37 car NWP Petaluma Turn 10/2/2016

"Having to take a dual control switch into hand operation like that is usually indicative of a problem with the CTC system."
Oct 26, 2016
Jordan commented on Andrew Roth's photo
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NS 5076 Arrival Part 4: Schellville

"For anyone who doesn't know, this is actually the front of the locomotive. Silly SOU and NS with their backwards controls. Nice shots BTW."
Oct 13, 2016
Jordan commented on Andrew F. Laverdiere's blog post My long suffering state of Maine and its dilapidated RR system
"I wouldn't call it decay. The Central Maine and Quebec has really turned things around on a lot of the lines they took over, with freight car loadings on the rise. This can especially be said of the former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic the CMQ…"
Oct 13, 2016
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Sep 26, 2016
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Long 47 Car Storage Train on the NWP Featuring GP9 #1922: Schellville, CA 9-8-16

"smart owns ALL trackage south of Healdsburg, including the line from Ignacio to Lombard. NCRA/NWP has trackage rights. The general consensus among other railroad personnel is that smart doesn't know how to railroad but they think they do and no…"
Sep 24, 2016
Jordan commented on Andrew Roth's video
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Long 47 Car Storage Train on the NWP Featuring GP9 #1922: Schellville, CA 9-8-16

"More so than most areas, the Bay Area has quite the variety of railroads in a relatively small space, both passenger and freight. There's a lot of social interaction between employees of different carriers, and some people here have been…"
Sep 24, 2016
Chad Glover replied to Jordan's discussion RDC SP 10 returning to NorCal
"I found their Facebook page if anyone is interested in follow this, look up RDC SP-10"
Sep 22, 2016
Jordan posted a discussion

RDC SP 10 returning to NorCal

http://www.altamontpress.com/discussion/read.php?1,139919,139919#msg-139919In short: arrangements are being finalized for SP 10 to travel from its current location in Galveston, TX to Woodland, CA for temporary storage. Its eventual home will be Rocklin. BNSF and UP have agreed to transport the car free of charge. BNSF has already delivered a heavy-duty flatcar, which the SP 10 will ride…See More
Sep 22, 2016
Jordan replied to Matthew Easton's discussion 1501 power plant?
"12-645E, a two-stroke engine with twelve cylinders (hence the 12 at the beginning). No turbo, it uses a Roots blower supercharger. The only turbocharged end cab EMD was the MP15T."
Sep 22, 2016

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Accident
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CFNR SD9's, if they count.

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Why the Eel River Route can't, and shouldn't, be rebuilt

 

I wrote this in response to a status a few days back, but it's gotten buried and I think this is an important topic considering the possible bankruptcy filing by NCRA.

"I worked with a couple of parties in Colorado, who were interested in operating the Eureka Southern after it went bankrupt in 86 or 87. One party took one hyrail trip and walked away from it. He showed me the track book that Michael Ongerth (Former Vice President and General Manager of the NWP, SP…

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 3:48pm — 35 Comments

The (Redwood) Empire Strikes Back

Alright guys, so I have a friend who works for a software development company that produces performance engines for video games, in addition they also make add-ons for various train simulators. A potential new project is tentatively titled "The (Redwood) Empire Strikes Back". It will be modeling a modern day NWP in an alternate reality in which the lumber industry is booming and the deepwater Port of Humboldt Bay provides the NWP with many trains carrying goods for import and export. Smart…

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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:58pm — 27 Comments

Crazy Idea to Reopen Entire Line

Now I know every once in a while somebody gets a crazy idea to make the line viable all the way to Humboldt, most of which involve gravel, containers, donkeys, etc. But has anyone ever considered that what would be most likely to open the line is not freight at all? I'm not talking an excursion train. I'm not talking about bringing back the North Coast Daylight or the Budd car from the dead here. I'm talking about intercity rail here. Something bigger than just the Eel River Canyon. I'm…

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — 22 Comments

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At 10:08pm on May 22, 2013, Mike Davis said…

wow, sounds like main line railroading might not be the best option for me, more like shortline work or just not get into railroading altogether. I might just stick to railfanning and model railroading and instead try and become an electrician  or better yet work for the locomotive maintainence or track maintenance department of a railroad

At 11:56pm on May 21, 2013, Mike Davis said…

I just have one more question for you for now, does working in railroading make relationship difficult or impossible to maintain? 

At 11:47am on May 18, 2013, Mike Davis said…

regarding hazmat rules, how many cars are you required to have between any occupied locomotive or caboose and any hazmat car? does this number vary between switching and locals? and does an unoccupied locomotive in an MU consist count as something between an occupied locomotive and a hazmat car?

At 5:31pm on April 1, 2013, Mike Davis said…

how much do railroads like BNSF pay?

At 8:11pm on March 31, 2013, Mike Davis said…

Between UP, BNSF, Amtrak and NWP, who would be the best railroad to work for? i'm thinking BNSF or NWP.

At 8:49pm on February 19, 2013, Jim McCarter said…

Thanks for the reply and info.  Amtrack kind of scary as each president and congress want to mess with it. BNSF should be pretty good company to work for. Do they still have senority roster and if so are you are high enough?.  As you know the decades back rosters were full of the real old guys because they cut out all the young ones when they went from steam to diesel.  But all that must  have passed by now making it more balanced. That is, IF they even have them

At 10:04pm on February 18, 2013, Jim McCarter said…

Went to same train expo sunday. never been to one in my life. So impressed with current technology. Looking at photos, you must be modeler .   The new DCC stuff is incredible.  Our old HO was so bad, rubber band drives etc. Wind up key was more reliable  Plastic wheels derailed, some because track poorly set. dead spots account loose joiners etc. Now, do you spend alot of time at it?

At 8:11pm on December 13, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Why would they want a six axle for a yard switching job? I would think they are best suited for road/switching? Also, none of my business, but in previous comment you said "if you have it your way, you won't be there much longer". Being curious, does that mean you are tranferring or getting out of railroading?

At 7:53pm on February 23, 2010, Jim Harville said…
No such luck, but I did get a shot of the old Forney loc they have on the property. Ex Disney loco I think.

JMH
At 6:43pm on February 23, 2010, Jim Harville said…
Then you will REALLY like my Knott's Berry Farm Album! Some great shots of Denver & Rio Grande #340 and other rolling stock. I will probably have that one up tomorrow. I will send you a friend invite so you can see the whole albums, not just what I release to the main page. Thanks for the interest!!

JMH
 
 
 

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