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when the line ran from 96-98, did the NWP own the black widow GPs and SDs? or were they leased? i can't find a solid confermation in the two years ive been looking. I know that when the line shut down, the locos were sent back to Omnitrax, but 2 stayed.

Added by Chad Gustafson on September 13, 2009 at 9:48am — No Comments

Wheres # 112?

Hey, i had one questine. I recently visited the Cal State RR mueseum, and explored pretty much the whole site, but could find no trace of NWP 10 wheeler #112. The closest i came to a NWP piece of rolling stock was one of the NPC locos on display in the round house.

I asked an employee (or vollunteer, i can't remember) where #112 was. He said he didn't know of any NWP equiment. When i got home, I cheaked the CSRRM website, but didn't find anything NWP, except that the museum in Jamestown… Continue

Added by Chad Gustafson on September 3, 2009 at 7:24pm — 8 Comments

Equipment Preservation

Hi folks, Here is a new dilemma, two pieces of historical value are up for 'grabs'. The first is SP 10 now in Texas; waterlogged from a hurricane and facing the scrapper. This was on the NWP for quite a while as the lone passenger service vehicle before AMTRAK started up. The second is a Whitcomb switcher currently at the Port of Sacramento. It too will soon see the scrappers torch if someone does not step forward to take her to a new home, SOON.

see: portof sac loco.jpg for a picture of… Continue

Added by Gus Campagna on August 4, 2009 at 10:59pm — 9 Comments

NWP Forever

My first time seeing the NWP was as a young man right out of the military. I had heard the stories about the road but not until I started hauling lumber out of the north coast did I get a look at the road.

I was born about 20 years to late to see the NWP in it greatness, but I finally got the chance to ride the line when the North Coast Daylight was running. That was a wedding present from my second wife and something I will never forget.

Added by Shannon Smith on July 25, 2009 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

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