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May 2013 Blog Posts (6)

After retirement still into trains and planes.

      I had to retire after 34+ years with the SP/UP bacause of a back injury in 2010. I'm still modeling SP in HO . I have also been maintianing an F-4 Phantom II at our local Air Museum for the past 18 plus years. Before the Railroad I was in the  Air Force and worked the F-4 and F-105s for 6 years.

      Trains have always been in my soul and with the help and support of some great friends I manage to go on in a smaller scale now.


Added by Tony Sarganis on May 28, 2013 at 7:41pm — 9 Comments

Are you talking about the Binford detecter?????

Are you talking about the Binford detecter?????


Added by Tony Sarganis on May 28, 2013 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Pacific Lumber Company

I was wondering if anyone knows the history about the Pacific Lumber Company? Anyone know the railroad history here. When it started, where it went and when it was abandoned? Where was the NWPR station located in Scotia? Thanks, Stein

Added by Stein Dolplads on May 19, 2013 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

Working for NWP

I would like to know I can get in touch with at NWP(or SMART) to see if their are hiring. I grow up in Somona County and would really like to move back. I have worked for a class 1 railroad as a conductor/switchmen before and have kept an eye on the industry and hope to get back in to it. So if any one has knowage of or knows any one in NWP please let me know or pass my request on. I really would love to bring back NWP to a great working railroad.

Added by Douglas L Beste on May 19, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

NWP Eel River Canyon 1958 & 1959

My brother as well as my father worked for NWP and we recently had a discussion about his time with NWP.  He was Maintenance of Way in the Electrical Department.  He did some work on crossings, but the majority of the time he worked on phone and teletype lines.  

He said that he was at Fort Seward during most of 1958 and 1959 and worked as far South as Bell Springs. 

I asked him about the Island Mountain Tunnel, but most of what he talked about was the trestle on the South…


Added by Jack Encell on May 15, 2013 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

NWP Bulkheads? Boxcars?

Hi guys,

Quick topic. Earlier today Carl O'Connor posted pictures of his new NWP bulkhead flat...I am doing the same on some others as well as some NWP boxcars.

My question is, hypotheticly on my "layout", the North Coast Railroad and black widow era NWP are still an operational Class 2 regional, based off the same operating plans that were used up until the last week of ops.

How realistic would it be for an NWP/NCR to own a fleet of rolling stock? MOW and your…


Added by Chad Gustafson on May 14, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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