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*** HEALDSBURG WASHOUT LOCATION ***
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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 posted a status
"(cont.) weekend speeder trips are last i checked still available @ the Shingle Springs depot on Mother Lode."
May 27
steve lang posted a status
"once known as the Lake Tahoe, Camino & Placerville RR & now as the El Dorado Western RR is being removed S of US 50, 20 mi due S of Folsom."
May 27
Bob Cleek commented on steve lang's blog post "Ring of Fire" early 60's - David Janssen, on TCM this morning
May 15
Chad Glover commented on steve lang's blog post "Ring of Fire" early 60's - David Janssen, on TCM this morning
"I did some google searching of this movie a couple years ago. Was a big production to film that fire and wreck. There are some pictures of the wreckage someone had posted after hiking down to the bottom."
May 13
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post "Ring of Fire" early 60's - David Janssen, on TCM this morning
"should now be an article on the wreckage on my (Steve Lang) Facebook time line."
May 13
steve lang posted a blog post

"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.See More
May 13
steve lang commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
"looks like i have the rite column 4 w/e so here goes - Del Rio: workplace shooting @ Caltrans facility last week - 1 dead... just saw "NWPRR connection to mainline rr's opening soon for Skunk Train @ Willets" on…"
Apr 28
steve lang commented on Michael Barron's blog post Tank cars
"don't know how i missed !this! - d'tales ple "
Oct 18, 2016
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post downtown Santa Rosa station
"_ _ _ (mid-Cloverdale) driving "RoW N-ward" the track was more visible but the roads drifted away from it. seems there was a definite drop in elevation. came upon a stretch of track again but could see it heading into trees & thick…"
Oct 13, 2016
steve lang commented on Thad Wuest's photo
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The Redwood NWP

"i'd offer my condolences but the bagged item on my screen looks more to be a vintage r.r. coach."
Oct 13, 2016
steve lang commented on Thad Wuest's photo
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The Redwood NWP

"is this @ the restoration operation on the S side of the Skunk/ CNRR RoW about a mile W of the NWPRR RoW?"
Oct 13, 2016
steve lang commented on Thad Wuest's photo
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moving the Inside Track

"this is probably the 1 i saw on 03 June a mile or so N of downtown Eureka - think it was on a siding in the backlot of some large production outfit, maybe lumber related."
Oct 13, 2016
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post downtown Santa Rosa station
"N thru a shop type building & thru the fenced perimeter. looked like an abandoned scrapyard - white pik up w/ NWPRR logo on door & smashed  windshield. debris everywhere -"
Sep 28, 2016
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post downtown Santa Rosa station
"a bit S of the NWPRR bridge there's an old passenger coach on a W of RoW siding - sits just inside sum active fenced in industrial area, slightly S of Grant AVENUE as I recall. arrived at Cloverdale around noon (June 2nd). inquired…"
Sep 28, 2016
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post downtown Santa Rosa station
"moving along N bound, sumtime very early on June 2nd i was looking over the traditionally rebuilt stretch thru Windsor - rail spiked to wood ties, shiny new grade crossing signal sheds & new or refurbished signals/gates. but early on in2…"
Sep 22, 2016
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post downtown Santa Rosa station
"you're probably right. I justnow did a yahoo search on that - it came back w/ several foto's from ~our~ site, 1 of which looks quite a bit like what i was seeing. and i remember in previous nwprr.net there were a lot of complaints about…"
Sep 22, 2016

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railroad - early/mid 70'z sf-sausalito commuting ... website only recently stumbled on2.
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more concentrating on history, routes & spurs, current rebuild under way in marin/sonoma.

Steve lang's Blog

"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

Napa wine train broo-ha-ha

some one out there have a flawlus report for us?... n e 1... N E  1??

k then - let me see if I can locate my trusty eggshell-walk'n shoes.

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

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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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