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February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Railroad history paper.

I just won a chance to go to state history day with my historical paper on the Transcontinental Railroad. To go to state I have to improve my paper by adding sourches and information. If anybody has friends, relatives, books, and connections I could tap into for information, please post and contact me for information.


Mike Davis

Added by Mike Davis on February 26, 2012 at 8:36pm — 4 Comments

Track Hiking

Hi to all:  Been working security @ night the past 3 days, so, have not been able to check messages. Glad to hear from all of you.

In my 50 plus years of being around rr tracks and even when I was a kid living next to the Sacramento Northern and the main line for Southern Pacific, I have never seen anyone get busted for walking the tracks anywhere and with the NWP tracks here now, I don't think anyone would say anything about a few guys walking (mostly in plain view of the highways)…


Added by Eldon G. Whitehead on February 24, 2012 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Track Hiking

Hey Zac:

Have a idea.  I've been thinking of hiking various parts of the old NWP trackage and see how they look and maybe run across some things to take pictures of.  I was going to do this in sections and I was wondering if you are up to maybe going along?  Maybe could even get KT (Dad) to trot along with us.  Could maybe do this on some good days during the week or maybe on some weekends.  I was going to try it myself, but, would be nice to have company.  Maybe some of the…


Added by Eldon G. Whitehead on February 20, 2012 at 4:39pm — 13 Comments

CFNR Train Service Job Opening

It looks like the CFNR has an opening for conductor/engineer. Posted on 2/14/12. Simply choose California as the search parameter and it will come up.




Added by Isaac K on February 19, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

2009 NB @ Black Point w/ 7 grains 0950

2009 NB @ Black Point w/ 7 grains 0950

Added by Ron Close on February 17, 2012 at 9:52am — 3 Comments

Sunday running?

Seems like NWP runs at anytime now.  Yesterday, they came by about four PM during the Super Bowl game.  I've seen or heard them on other days other than M,W, and F as well.  Yet other than grain hoppers and a wood car I don't see much other business. I hope they have a few Novato customers.

Added by e j christiansen on February 6, 2012 at 4:32am — 7 Comments

Pictures just uploaded.

Not sure if it is correct to post pictures taken from another site or not.  Since they are on the internet, does this make it ok to share with other railroad people who loves to see these old locomotives.  I figured if they were available to see, than others who were not aware of the site could see them in this format.

If someone can give me a legal interpretation about this, I would sure appreciate it.  If it isn't legal, than, I apologize and will not do it anymore.  Don't…


Added by Eldon G. Whitehead on February 5, 2012 at 1:37pm — 3 Comments

NWP Branch line in Washington

Hi all: 

I ran across this item yesterday.  This was in the State of Washington.  The article read as:

In 1924, Mark Reed  (son-in-law of Sol Simpson who founded Simpson Timber Co.) teamed up with lumberman Henry McCleary to build two new lumbermills in Shelton. One for hemlock and one for fir. The Northern Pacific Railroad extended its branch line to Shelton in 1926 and the city enjoyed regular passenger train service.

The article did not provide any…


Added by Eldon G. Whitehead on February 5, 2012 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

No rail activity since Jan. 18th?


No photos or videos posted since January 18th. Storm damage?  Been 2 weeks since last posted rail movement over NWP tracks. Anyone have photos/videos to post? 

Added by steven richard bell on February 4, 2012 at 11:52am — 9 Comments

Photo #490


  I take it that photo #490 was taken somewhere within California. No information shown on photo site.

Added by steven richard bell on February 1, 2012 at 12:58am — 3 Comments

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