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I tried to send a note to Congressman Thompson but could not because I don't reside in has district even though I spend a lot of $$ there.
My message to him was that to rebuild Santa Rosa and Napa will require a huge amount of new lumber. My point to him was that there needs to be emergency funding from the feds to renovate the NWP RoW ASAP to Cloverdale to allow freight trains to bring lumber down from Redwood Empire's yard to offset the potential for price gouging from yards…Continue
KPIX is reporting a meeting tonight in Marin to discuss whether to renovate this old NWP tunnel. No plans for rail but being a bicycle rider I can attest to the value of having that tunnel available in the the old RoW, now the bicycle path out of Sausalito.
This is not tonite's video but still interesting:…Continue
I just received this fabulous new book and it is a must-have for all NWP fans. Tons of crisp and clear photos, most I've never seen before. Lots of interesting stories from railroad employees. Lots of detailed information about the most-recent 50 years of operation!
I've got my reading to do and am looking forward to going through this great volume page by page. I just wanted to share my enthusiasm for this new book so that others can enjoy it too.
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.
CBS SF Bay Area reports SMART service could start as soon as June 8th amid concerns from SMART about safety at Rail Crossings where Quiet Zone is in effect. Video shows people from the city staff handing out flyers about safety awareness at grade crossings.
My wife came across this site thought I would share, they have some good stuff on here from NWP, SP, and a bunch of others.
GGRM update: We are getting close to a move date, need to leak test 1 car get a single car test done on all cars and finish the annual insp on SP 2472 started on 6 may. The good thing is we have 5 yrs left on the boiler time on 2472 before she's due a form 4 teardown. When all this work is done ( during for 2472 ) we can then call the FRA and the UP to come and inspect our equipment, if it all passes there checks then its just a mater of arranging a move date with the UP. Stay tuned…Continue
I was wondering if service would ever return to the northern end of the railroad, as they have returned to the southern portion of the line. I know it would take a lot of cash and a lot of repair work, but could it be done? I think it could be done. I would like to see trains running north again, even if it is in the distant future.
I tripped over this new ad on Craigslist. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/6013328045.html It looks like a very serious RR collection is being liquidated. Perhaps some of the collectors in here might be interested.
Added by Bob Cleek on February 27, 2017 at 6:27pm — No Comments
I haven't heard any news about the Eel River flooding this winter on the Bay Area News Stations, so I guess everyone up in the Eureka Area is okay. With the King Tides and melting snow, and constant rain and wind I thought we might hear something dire about the ROW from the area? Anything to report?
Added by Jennifer on December 24, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments
I'm sending this out as an update on the ongoing restoration of the NWP narrow gauge caboose at The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood, in Fremont, CA.
When we accepted this caboose from California State Railroad Museum back in 2007, we knew it was going to need a lot of work. The peculiar 1968-69 "restoration" -- really a heroic renovation -- done by Bethlehem Steel's San Francisco shipyard crew kept the car from falling apart but introduced dozen of…Continue
for our model railroad web-presence:
Thanks (mucho) to Nippon, aka Mr. Fan for the map info from one of his previous posts regarding Hamilton Field trackage.
I discovered that the area where our apartment complex now stands, which was built in '72, has an interesting railroad history. I've not been able to find any lingering evidence apart from the spacing of some of the industrial/retail buildings to the south that suggest former trackage (with the map as guide). From other photos and written accounts of days…Continue
Once the Larkspur to Cloverdale route is finally in place (and, hopefully, very successful), has anyone heard any comments or rumblings, from Mendocino and Humboldt counties, about running the line further north?
Added by Richard Hill on September 24, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments
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.