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Thanks, guys, for posting both videos and photos onto site. However, it would be good if the videos showed something other than a single engine running light and if videos were taken when NWP train was in near distance rather than at far distance. In terms of photos, one photo of a scene is enough. 3 photos of same scene is a bit boring due to repetitiveness of images. If there is a clear difference in shots taken it is fine but 3 of basically same image is hard to fathom why…Continue
Added by steven richard bell on September 16, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments
ANYONE TAKE ANY PHOTOS OF NWP TRAINS BETWEEN AUG.30 AND SEPT 7,2011? WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM IF "THEM" EXISTS. STEVE IN SEATTLE.
That’s right HO scale # 1922, I'm looking to model engin # 1922 and I'm wondering where I can get an SP "Bloody Nose" non-dynamic GP9. I'm on the look for it, but it looks like all of the modeled SP GP9s are with dynamic brakes.
Looks like a train this afternoon delivered to H&B, but did not pick-up empties at Dairymen's. Does anyone know if it continued up to SS to overnight?
This is my first attempt at a blog, so here goes! Welcome, Folks! OK, I had an idea, what kinds of loads could be on the NWP in the near future? We know they have covered hoppers of grain for the two feed mills, and lumber for Standard Structures, but what's next? How about gravel export, a container port on Humboldt Bay, maybe wind turbine parts for the planned project on Bear River Ridge? I want your thoughts, what do…Continue
Most of you probably know about the Ferryboat "Eureka" on display in San Francisco. I used to like to go over there and take the engine room tour. They start the tour at the engineer's control station and show you how the walking beam engine is "barred over" by the operator to get the boat underway. Then the tour goes down below into the boiler room to see the condenser and the bank of fire tube boilers. They explain their operation and once the tour guide pointed out how the main shaft,…Continue
Just found this post on TrainOrders:
Why is the NWP getting so much motive power when theres only 3 trains a week? If we were up to northern healdsburg I could see 1922 and 2009 lashed up together to haul, but three?
Whats your thoughts and takes on this?
Would be cool to see this loco in scarlet…Continue
Departed work at Richmond BART Yard at 7:46 PM and drove across the bridge to Exit 452. Arrived at the San Rafael Station at 8:10 and parked next to the NWP mailine tracks. Now this might not be anything special to most of you, but I hadn't been to San Rafael in forty years and never had seen the station at all. So I stood on the running rail and enjoyed the…Continue
Added by Paul Gardner on July 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
For those who had their HAMs out in Petaluma last week, we thank you!
Hopefully this will shine some new light for us railfanners:
On Wikipedia and TrainWeb, the radio frequencies used by NWP crews are posted, these frequencies listed expired from the NWP in 2003, and will no longer work..
However, I pulled this of the NWP Yahoo! fan page about SMART:
I've posted three pictures of Napa Junction from August of 1966. SD-7 #2736 is newly "patched" and renumbered from #5329. This engine worked The Redwood and many freights on the NWP and is boiler equipped even at this late date. I've also included a close-up of the nose so modelers can see the front end detail and the Mars light attachment detail.
I'll post two pics of Schellville shortly.
Came across this article while cruising the net. Enjoy!