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Ruth Rockerfeller-Eureka Southern-NCR-NWPY-Photos and video needed

As some of you know I am putting together a video of the NWP working tittle "From Ruth Rockerfeller to NWPco". IT will include a brief history from ruth to NWPY. I have a few pictures of Ruth but I would like to get more pictures and or video of her to be used in this video. The video will be a fundraiser for the NWPRRHS as I give them to the NWPRRHS at no charge to them, it is 100% profit to the group.

Unfortunatly I was working during the time of the ES, NCR, and NWPY and do not have very much material of my own. I can not pay for the material but I will give you credit in the video.

The first 5 to 6 minutes will be the history part of the video. As it looks right now the complete video will be 1.5 to 2 hours long. If the video goes longer than 1.5 hours I will put it on two discs to keep the image quality High. My goal is to have this project done by mid february.

Now I know that during the 80's and 90's there was not the availability of high quality video equipment, so VHS will do. You can email me at


Thank you for your help with this project.



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Comment by Roger Graeber on December 7, 2011 at 8:54pm

In addition to Machines of ther was also Bates publishing. I have there videos but would like to go with the local route first.


I know that Dana Fuller was doing the NWP videos but he passed away, otherwise it would be easy as I knew Dana

Thanks for the suggestion



Comment by Chad Gustafson on December 7, 2011 at 7:06pm

I don't have any video from back then (I was born 1996), but you may want to contact Macheans of Iron, they produced a video back in the NWRY days documenting the line 1996-1999. It might be hard to get it from them, their copyrighted and probably won't give the rights. Worth a shot though.

I can go to the firehouse and see If I can dig up any picture of the railroad in Windsor from that time, as the firehouse sat right next to the railroad tracks.

If you need any help, I love making movies and am taking classes at my school for video arts and design. 

I can also go out and shoot anywhere just as long as I have a good headsup. 

-Chad Gustafson

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