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Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?

I know this might be a far fetched idea, but would reactivating the corridor between Redwood Valley and Cloverdale be less expensive than trying to reopen the line to South Fork? Judging by the pictures I've seen of the Russian River Canyon, all the tracks need is ballast filled in and brush removed. The tunnels are in great shape too, (Except tunnel #4, was that the one that caught fire?) but could that be fixed? Also, maybe CWR could take advantage of this as well, and run their…


Added by Emilio Galo on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments

Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?

I was wondering if service would ever return to the northern end of the railroad, as they have returned to the southern portion of the line. I know it would take a lot of cash and a lot of repair work, but could it be done? I think it could be done. I would like to see trains running north again, even if it is in the distant future. 

Added by Emilio Galo on March 7, 2017 at 11:00am — 27 Comments

Some news on THA, We are getting closer to Trains running again!

Found out some handy information on THA from a fellow NWP fan.

One, current operating negotiations between THA and NRCA specify speeder-only on the Samoa, Eureka, Fortuna, and Loleta segments. Two, the closest thing operable in the collection (that isn't Falk 1) is a 44 tonner in 
mid-restoration state, and everything in the facilities is landlocked from the NWP, sitting on panel track. Three, the museum's current goals (obviously dictated on…


Added by Emilio Galo on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Is NWP repairing this locomotive? I'm confused.

Came across this picture on the web, and it appears that 4347 has had all of her lights replaced, is NWP planning to repair her? If you have any information regarding this locomotive, please let me know. Also, what is the current status of #3804? Is she still sitting in the dead line?

Emilio Galo…


Added by Emilio Galo on August 3, 2016 at 3:21am — 4 Comments

Is SMART replacing everything?

Not to hate on SMART, but will there be any old tracks left by the time they are done? it seems to me that they are replacing everything, with no intent of keeping anything that is considered old. Hopefully, this will not happen once the trains reach Ukiah and the other Northern cities. I was also wanting to know if NWP has any plans for freight service north of Windsor.

Added by Emilio Galo on July 27, 2016 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

NWP Gp9's

These locomotives were parked here in 1997, after the northern part of the line shut down due to no money, and a lot of issues with the environment. 

 Ever since early 1997, these trains have been slowly rotting away, due to rain and other weather in Eureka, and they are covered in graffiti. We want to save them, because these kind of locomotives are extremely rare now a days. (Correct me if I'm wrong)…


Added by Emilio Galo on November 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — 23 Comments

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