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Black Point and Brazos signaling.
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I have a question regarding the old searchlites protecting the  bridges.1) Does SMART plan to replace the searchlites at Black Point bridge (and de-isolate them) when CTC'ing the line from Northern…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frederick P. Codoni Sep 7, 2015.

SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
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Maybe rebuild the Dirty Harry bridge and head as far as Detour? How far south does SMART own the ROW from Larkspur? If SMART had the chance to build further south, where would it be SMARTer? Tiburon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael H Harrison Dec 20, 2013.

Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
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Why didn't the Army Corps of Engineers decide to replace the bridge they removed on the River project in order to serve Dairyman's via the old P&SR via Hunt & Behren's? It makes sense to me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Burns Feb 28, 2013.

 

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Frederick P. Codoni replied to sbc 1344's discussion Black Point and Brazos signaling.
"1. John Williams of the NWP advised me that NWP is trying to automate the Black Point Bridge to avoid having to have someone row out to the bridge. Believe distant and home signals would remain after automation.  2. Signaling at Brazos was…"
Sep 7, 2015
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Black Point and Brazos signaling.

I have a question regarding the old searchlites protecting the  bridges.1) Does SMART plan to replace the searchlites at Black Point bridge (and de-isolate them) when CTC'ing the line from Northern Santa Rosa to San Rafael? (While theyre at it). Any techinal links (PDFs)?2) What about the signaling at Brazos? Does it work? Or do passenger trains (like NASCAR) have to ask for FRA Waivers to get thru?B/R-sbc1344See More
Jun 27, 2015
Michael H Harrison replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"SMART would be better off spending money to connect the system to Oakland's Amtrak station through CFNR. Then SMART would truly be a useful commuter train. SMART should connect into Amtrak/BART so that people can transfer to other lines."
Dec 20, 2013
Chad Gustafson replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"Mr Graeber, so what eventually happened? Did they actually test deflection?"
Dec 19, 2013
Tommy Tommy replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"If you went south of Larkspur it would basically involve running the train along 101 and boring new tunnels right? Because the old ROW is owned by the cities or privately and there would probably be a wholesale insurrection/seccession in southern…"
Dec 19, 2013
Emilio Galo replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"I think they do, I'll find out. "
Nov 6, 2013
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Mar 4, 2013
Bob Burns replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
"Off topic? WEll I WAS a dairyman at one time, years later I hauled corn into Dairymans during harvest season, does that qualify?? :-) Young Bill Montini was 3 years behind me in High School, I had him in Metal Shop when I was a teachers…"
Feb 28, 2013
pete young replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
" John Darling's  single greatest  attribute was to tell people what they wanted to hear.  "
Feb 28, 2013
Jim McCarter replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
"Great stories. Montini had the ranch on the north side of the fueling spur and on hot days in summer when he was tilling for fall hay planting he would stop at the end of his run and talk to my dad, who would have him come up on the engines for ice…"
Feb 27, 2013
Bob Burns replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
"We had an M and a Super MD, the MD had a bad ring gear so it was parked on a slope to "coast start" it on gas then to diesel when warmed up. I never drove the MD and it wasn't used too often anyway. The M was the work horse, they…"
Feb 27, 2013
Jim McCarter replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"Guess Cloverdale end of 2014?"
Feb 27, 2013
Roger Graeber replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"At the last NCRA meeting John Williams indicated that they would be in Healdsburg by the end of the year. Work is underway evaluating the Healdsburg bridge. A loaded grain car has been left at Standard Structures to be used to measure the bridge…"
Feb 27, 2013
Jim McCarter replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
"Those M's (gas and diesel) were SOOO nice.  License? in 63 I was fourteen, and dad would let me drive his 56 ford pu to Eppings. woooo. It was a whole 1/2 mile on Ely.  When I was 16, loved to spend most of the day filling up the…"
Feb 26, 2013
Bob Burns replied to sbc 1344's discussion Petaluma question: Access to Dairyman's
"Guess I got the Buck mixed up with someone else it has been awhile! Ernie does sound more familiar now. Did you know the Ecquis north of Penngrove? I think that's how the name is spelled I think the  guys name was Jack.…"
Feb 26, 2013
Chad Gustafson replied to sbc 1344's discussion SMART south of Larkspur? Poll.
"Most of the line north of Windsor to Cloverdale is just overrun with weeds, and now some trees that have just overgrown. Other than that, just a lot of ties need to be replaced, similer to the first reconstruction in 2007, and bridges need to be…"
Feb 26, 2013

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