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  • Carson City, NV
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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: Just keep the discussions coming.  The Beat Goes On thanks to our leader Mark."
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"will probably need to do it over - was re your comment on the Yreka article (try'd to correct a word)."
Jan 2
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"...rite ~here~. just do it in smaller segments. now i h.a.d. a rather lengthy response posted here but it seems to have been nuked."
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steve lang replied to Sean Purtell's discussion Interesting Read About North Coast Rail Authority
"go 2 that websyt RYTNOW & leev thoze Eu-tweek-a'z a steem'n pyl uv motivayshn (lyk sum1 else recently did)."
Dec 21, 2017
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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.…See More
Dec 21, 2017
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"Thursday Oct 5 about 4pm saw below the W bound 37 as i crossed the 101 a engine pulling hoppers N bound & entering the SE arm of the wye."
Dec 18, 2017
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"> of lead locomotive), & also that they had an online course on pouring concrete on tracks (no longer findable online). PNW anti-fa zombies."
Dec 18, 2017
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"word is that they painted their boast on the trestle 1st then returned to place concrete block productively (see damage to lower section >"
Dec 18, 2017

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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.

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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.…

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Posted on December 21, 2017 at 2:15pm

"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

Ignacio wye south arm

immediately S of the switch forks the track's historical integrity is well preserved until it meets the SMART line. old rails, wood ties w/ spike plates sporting a variety of patent dates going back to the '20s.

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 7:29pm

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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…

Steve:

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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