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Why the Eel River Route can't, and shouldn't, be rebuilt


I wrote this in response to a status a few days back, but it's gotten buried and I think this is an important topic considering the possible bankruptcy filing by NCRA.

"I worked with a couple of parties in Colorado, who were interested in operating the Eureka Southern after it went bankrupt in 86 or 87. One party took one hyrail trip and walked away from it. He showed me the track book that Michael Ongerth (Former Vice President and General Manager of the NWP, SP…


Added by Jordan on August 2, 2013 at 3:48pm — 36 Comments

The (Redwood) Empire Strikes Back

Alright guys, so I have a friend who works for a software development company that produces performance engines for video games, in addition they also make add-ons for various train simulators. A potential new project is tentatively titled "The (Redwood) Empire Strikes Back". It will be modeling a modern day NWP in an alternate reality in which the lumber industry is booming and the deepwater Port of Humboldt Bay provides the NWP with many trains carrying goods for import and export. Smart…


Added by Jordan on April 22, 2013 at 12:58pm — 27 Comments

Crazy Idea to Reopen Entire Line

Now I know every once in a while somebody gets a crazy idea to make the line viable all the way to Humboldt, most of which involve gravel, containers, donkeys, etc. But has anyone ever considered that what would be most likely to open the line is not freight at all? I'm not talking an excursion train. I'm not talking about bringing back the North Coast Daylight or the Budd car from the dead here. I'm talking about intercity rail here. Something bigger than just the Eel River Canyon. I'm…


Added by Jordan on August 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — 22 Comments

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