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September 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Tank cars

Looks like SMART wants to end the NWP freight operations over the tank car issue. Now what?

Added by Michael Barron on September 30, 2016 at 4:49pm — 3 Comments

Un Blast-o *from* El Past-o

Enjoy this interesting map:  Proposed BART system 1961

Added by Jennifer on September 29, 2016 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Very Local Ferroequinology

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…


Added by Jennifer on September 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

On Northward

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

downtown Santa Rosa station

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.

Added by steve lang on September 21, 2016 at 3:02pm — 7 Comments

SF - Denver - Chama, Aug '16

From our Amtrak/C&T excursion:



Added by Jennifer on September 8, 2016 at 4:45pm — 7 Comments

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