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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
"the Lake Tahoe & El Dorado between Folsom & Latrobe getting a rebuild so should be w/ us for a while."
Feb 12
Mark Drury commented on steve lang's status
"Steve, I wonder if there was a problem with the network on Saturday, as Richard Brand appears to have lost text he was adding to photos, as well.  I got no notifications that there were problems but Ning isn't too good about sending those,…"
Dec 20, 2018
steve lang posted a status
"GOOD NEWS!!! a few miles were just being rebuilt as part of a massive development - details later."
Dec 14, 2018
steve lang posted a status
"justnow got blown outa the water trying to do an update on the Lake Tahoe & El Dorado RR w/ about 10X the amount of characters allowed."
Dec 14, 2018
steve lang commented on Steve Atnip's event NWPRRHS Presentation
"SF & NP switch key went for $305 on ebay earlier this month. the "SF" was mis-i.d.'d as "Spokane Falls", which likely caused a lot of would-be bidders to skip right over it."
May 18, 2018
steve lang might attend Steve Atnip's event
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NWPRRHS Presentation at Monroe Hall, Santa Rosa

July 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm
The mainline of the southern division of the NWPRR stretched from San Francisco via Tiburon to Willits. But it began life as the San Francisco & North Pacific, a Sonoma County road running from San Francisco to Cloverdale via Donahue Wharf on Petaluma Creek. Incremental extensions went west to Guerneville and Sebastopol, north to Ukiah and Willits and south to San Rafael and Tiburon. NWPRRHS President Charlie Siebenthal will discuss the history of this line from 1870 to 1906 aided by photos…See More
May 18, 2018
steve lang commented on steve lang's blog post Yreka RR/ Yreka Western RR ~CLUES~
"my last trip up there was just under a year ago and as i understand from what i heard N of Weed was that there had been a tunnel fire i guess somewhere along the N half of the Weed - Ashland stretch and that the traffic was just starting to roll…"
May 3, 2018
steve lang posted a blog post

"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.See More
May 3, 2018
steve lang replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded AGAIN-$21 M from Calif State to extend to Windsor
"the old 101 crossing a couple miles N of downtown Willetts has been gone for over a year along w/ a stretch of ROW North of the (removed) crossing that had crossed small industry access. ROW South of the former crossing is probably intact thru to…"
May 3, 2018
Richard C. Brand commented on steve lang's blog post Yreka RR/ Yreka Western RR ~CLUES~
"Steven: Good feedback as I have always loved the COPR which interconnects with the UP at Weed. Has there been any talk of an excursion passenger run?  I'd sign up as I hear from previous SP riders that is a great run?"
Mar 21, 2018
steven richard bell commented on steve lang's blog post Yreka RR/ Yreka Western RR ~CLUES~
"There has been activity on the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad south of Ashland for a year or so. There is one southbound about 9:00 AM in Ashland with a return about 3:00PM. There have been plywood veneers heading north along with woodchips and…"
Mar 20, 2018
Richard C. Brand commented on steve lang's status
"Steve: Just keep the discussions coming.  The Beat Goes On thanks to our leader Mark."
Jan 3, 2018
steve lang posted a status
"will probably need to do it over - was re your comment on the Yreka article (try'd to correct a word)."
Jan 2, 2018
steve lang posted a status
"...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."
Jan 2, 2018
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
steve lang posted a blog post

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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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.

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"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.…

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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…

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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