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When i was talking to a neighbor last week, i let it slip that im a huge train buff and that i know alot about the NWP. He said he had heard a rumor that the NCRA had bought a locomotive, and he wanted to confirm it. embarassingly, i had no idea. I was wondering if anyone on the NWP network had any idea about this. While at the Redwood Empire Live Steamers meet in October, i over heard one of the riders say the NCRA was going to restore the 2 NWP locomotives and one of the more salvagable GP9s in Eureka or Willits for light duty. Does any one have any idea's???? I also emailed the NCRA with my questine, but i have yet to get a reply. ??? :-)

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Comment by Chad Gustafson on March 17, 2011 at 7:48am
A couple are burned out, because bums have lit fires inside of them, but theres like 2 locos that looked like they just needed a paint job..
Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on March 16, 2011 at 7:25pm
So does anything run in willits or is it scrap iron. with all the bums in the willits yard I'm sure those loco and cars are extremely vandalized
Comment by Chad Gustafson on March 16, 2011 at 7:42am
Yeah I heard about the Willits equipment moving too. Do they have an operating loco up there? besides the Cal Western GP9 thats in Fort Bragg?
Comment by Lawrence LaBranche on March 16, 2011 at 7:27am
Look folks, the stop movement only applies to revenue trains. MOW trains are perfectly ok. Speeders are considered MOW, and not covered by FRA rules, or the stop order.
Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on March 15, 2011 at 9:35pm
interesting so the schellville SD moved?  Wish got heads up when their was activity on the line seems many things have moved over that line mysteriously during the embargo. I could never figure out how the equipment in willits moved around. they must have had at least one running locomotive up there, I thought any movements on the line were illegal during the FRA line closure.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on March 15, 2011 at 8:32pm
By the way Mr. Atnip, I was driving past Schelleville the other day and to me at least the SD( bloddy_nose thats down there seemed to be moved on another track and moved farther down...anything know about this? My friend said, although copperless, rusty, and old, the locomotive was moved down further and onto a siding track so the work trains could slide past..
Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on March 15, 2011 at 5:48pm
So those GP/SD-9's are gonna be 'munsoned' out their for awhile. planning to head up that way to take some pic's. Sad they weren't better taken care of.
Comment by Steve Atnip on March 15, 2011 at 7:04am
The loco 3805 and the UP  caboose are still there. Most of the equipment along the line has been heavily vandalized, some of the locos stripped of their copper. Much of the equipment belongs to Matt Munson, and he couldn't move them in any case because of the rail conditions. He has some equipment in the Valley (forgot the town) where this loco came from. NCRA is leasing the equipment and is eventually supposed to acquire a state of the art loco. I don't know whether this would be a back up or returned to Mr Munson.
Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on March 14, 2011 at 8:52pm
Anybody know if any of the stored equipment in Petaluma and Schellville have moved???
Comment by Chad Gustafson on March 14, 2011 at 8:06pm

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