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tom slivka commented on Emilio Galo's blog post Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?
" No"
Mar 8
Richard C. Brand commented on tom slivka's photo
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"FRA certified ??????"
Apr 15, 2016
lazygenius commented on tom slivka's photo
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"The track will eventual hopefully eventually extend to this: http://www.petalumatrolley.org/SAVEtrestle.html"
Apr 15, 2016
Dave S. commented on tom slivka's photo
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"I like the police lights on that first motorcar!"
Apr 15, 2016
Mark Drury commented on tom slivka's video
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"Scott, I believe this video was either flagged for a music copyright violation or because the copyright to the footage now belongs to someone other than Mr. Slivka, regrettably.  I'm hoping the new copyright owner actually makes the…"
Apr 11, 2016
Scott Parnell commented on tom slivka's video
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"Hi does anybody know why this great video was removed,i sure miss it"
Apr 9, 2016
J. Sebastien commented on tom slivka's photo
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"Ok. Now that makes sense to a degree, but why not spot the cars in Petaluma for wich the train would be coming from? I geuss Tom is the only one who can answer it."
Jan 11, 2015
Dave S. commented on tom slivka's photo
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"I stopped by Ignacio yesterday and snapped the below photo.  It's obviously taken from a different angle, distance, and elevation than the above photo, but it's good enough to confirm that the original image is that of the East wye…"
Jan 11, 2015
J. Sebastien commented on tom slivka's photo
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"the only thing that makes any sense is that the train is going to head down with the cars on the point, but i saw trains run through San Rafeal and that was never the case. I am at a loss."
Jan 4, 2015
Dave S. commented on tom slivka's photo
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"J. Sebastien:  I can say with absolute certainty that those cars either went south towards San Rafael, north towards Eureka, or east towards Schellville.  :)  I don't think anyone today would remember what happened to these…"
Jan 4, 2015
Dave S. commented on tom slivka's photo
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"I've been looking at this photo on and off for many months.  The caption says "South leg of Ignacio wye", but I've struggled to reconcile this statement with the image itself.  The faded numbers on the switch stand sign…"
Jan 4, 2015
J. Sebastien commented on tom slivka's photo
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"What exactly is the move here? I dont get it. Are these cars being spotted to be taken down the San Rafeal branch on a later move?"
Nov 13, 2014
Tim McNeil commented on tom slivka's photo
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"very cool."
Jul 6, 2014
tom slivka posted a photo

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Sonoma 4th of July parade
Jul 6, 2014
Richard C. Brand commented on tom slivka's photo
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"Now he HAD been working on the railroad."
May 20, 2014
tom slivka commented on Tommy Tommy's blog post Discuss Epic NWP Pictures Site
"Beautiful  clear photos. Photo #1 is at Corte Madera not Baltimore Park. The photo looking north at Cal park tunnel shows the cars at Morgan railcar .Yes there was a Victoria station restaurant at Larkspur but I don't think they used these…"
Mar 22, 2014

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At 10:11pm on March 21, 2014, Greg Stras said…

Hi Tom, 

    In regards to your AP10 photo, here are the names of the four people standing on the front of the engine at San Rafael. (I have the same picture on my wall). They are, from the left, Don "Tubby" Burns, hoghead; Paul "Moon Dog" Schmidt, reserve engineer; Greg Stras, brakeman; and George Boderoga, conductor. 

    Thought you might like to know.

    –Greg

At 3:26pm on February 12, 2014, Tommy Tommy said…

hey tom. loved your video Nowhere In Particular. These pics of the last Sonoma train are wonderful. Love the one with the guy working that switch. Thanks for sharing. Would love to know the circumstances of the photographing and locations too, although I notice some of them. Hopefully you will be able to answer some of the questions about pictures on the site. 

At 7:14pm on February 8, 2014, Bob Burns said…

Hello Tom!

     Great to see you joined the Forum! We played "phone tag" a few years ago but never did get together. My cousin Anton Werner was in your wonderful video. He passed away some years ago, but through your video we can see and hear him again....THANK YOU so much for including him in your video. As a kid growing up I always wanted to go visit Anton cuz when we got there I was "cut loose" in the yard and shop and got to play with anything and everything he maybe working on and inventing!  I wanted to ask you if he mentioned "Neumans" on Millerick Rd or anything else he may have mentioned about Schellvile, the Sonoma Land Company, etc or his early life?

Bob Burns

 

At 9:14pm on February 7, 2014, Dave S. said…

THE Tom Slivka, as in "No Where in Particular"?  That's an awesome video!  You had some amazing adventures!  Many of us would enjoy hearing more stories about you and the NWP!

Welcome to the network!

At 2:30pm on February 7, 2014, Mike Davis said…

welcome to the network

At 2:30pm on February 7, 2014, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Tom! 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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