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steve lang
  • Carson City, NV
  • United States

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ROW approximately equidistant between dry creek road & grant street, roughly behind silviera auto sales, 985 Healdsburg avenue.probably best to park close on dry creek or grant & walk the ROW…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cook Aug 28, 2014.

NWP -south of novato wye- reconstruction as of 10 am monday 6/23/14
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all old rail & ties pulled from wye to a mile or so inside the san rafael city limits, except for short bit at street crossings. at san pedro street crossing (san refael) there is still a good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve lang Aug 8, 2014.


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steve lang replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion Hunt and Behrens
"afternoon of sunday 2019/05/12 saw 2 hoppers coupled to 2 locomotives on the east arm of the ignacio wye, aimed toward schellville. hoppers appeared empty. re the 2 auctions i reported on, switch keys are the fat stubby, usually brass, barrel (fits…"
May 25
Richard C. Brand commented on steve lang's status
"Huh??? Sounds cheap for rolling stock."
May 20
steve lang posted a status
" auction ended yesterday - switch keys: Carson & Colorado $1550, Tonopah & Goldfield $650."
May 20
steve lang commented on steve lang's status
"holding @ $300. interested? - go to, KEY in "N.W.P.R.R. switch key". i predict it'll stay @ $300 til the sharpshooters move in during the final split seconds. "
May 1
steve lang commented on steve lang's status
"still @ $300, which is where I left it after kicking it up from around $60 a couple days ago. i predict it will stay right where it is until the final split seconds. interested? go to - KEY in "N.W.P.R.R. switch key."
May 1
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Apr 30
steve lang posted a status
"N.W.P.R.R. switch key on ebay now @ $300 or so w/ 5 days left."
Apr 30
steve lang commented on Luketherailfan's photo

Santa Cruz Rails.

"how far south does the abandonment begin? w/i the past week i followed the line south from north Davenport to where it fronts on the big natural foods co-op grocery maybe a mile south of the Safeway/Von's plaza on P.C.H. & there had…"
Apr 30

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
railroad - early/mid 70'z sf-sausalito commuting ... website only recently stumbled on2.
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
more concentrating on history, routes & spurs, current rebuild under way in marin/sonoma.

Steve lang's Blog

"the Narrow Margin" TCM 9pm p.s.t. Saturday May 5.

70 min of cop trying to get female witness to court, 60 min of which are aboard a passenger train where fellow travelers have other ideas about his assignment. Charlie McGraw excellent as the cop w/ a plate load of less than diplomatic rail borne inter-acting w/ unsavorys.

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 6:21pm

Yreka RR/ Yreka Western RR ~CLUES~

by way of what some locals say + my own observations late june 2017: a steam enjine was moved from Yreka shops (S of passenger station & effectively W end of the line) to the E end of the line (Montague) & junction w/ Central Oregon & Pacific RR (C.O.R.P.) (main N/S CPRR, SPRR, UPRR). from there it went far E to a museum &/or tour line. a switch enjine that had been on a siding @ the industrial park was used to do the 5 mile push &/or pull, & is no longer @ the i.p.…


Posted on December 21, 2017 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

"Ring of Fire" early 60's - David Janssen, on TCM this morning

ends w/ excellent 10 minutes or so of passengers & crew fleeing 2 coaches pushed by steam lomotive stuck on trestle inferno. hostess said it was filmed in CA - OR during 2 out of control fires & all wreckage is still at the bottom of the gorge.

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

downtown Santa Rosa station

well after dark on 2016 June 01 (June 1st): noticed well maintained W track, but wuts go'n on w/ the E track being transformed into 2 parallel approximately 2 foot guage tracks?! this occurs on a football field length stretch w/ a switch @ each end. big sign proclaims sumthing like :"DANGER - KEEP OFF - SPEED TEST AREA". & WOULDN'T U KNO IT - the distance between these two 2 foot guage tracks is quite likely 8 & a half inches, minus the top surface width of 2 rails.

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 3:02pm — 7 Comments

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At 4:56pm on January 14, 2015, Bob Burns said…

Hey Steve,

I see you are in Carson City, did you work for South Tahoe Fire Dept?

Bob B.

At 3:56pm on July 31, 2014, Richard C. Brand said…


Are you from Boonville?  I have no idea what you are writing so assume it must be Boontling

At 6:43pm on June 9, 2014, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Steve! 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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