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At 3:32pm on July 25, 2009, Don Fluitt said…
Well, more importantly, the railcar LOOKS like it has rocket assist. It was our entry in last year's Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa (
The criterion is that the handcar, railcar, or giant hamster wheel that you run on the tracks must be human powered. Beyond that, the rules are pretty loose.
At 1:29pm on July 25, 2009, Jerry J. Kitts said…

I worked for the NWP, the Eureka Southern, and the North Cost. I was the last Road Foreman of Engines for the ES and NC. I have a lot of pictures I could contribute to the photo files of for the Eureka Southern. I don't know if anyone wants them on the site, for reasons unknown to me no one seemed to like the ES and I even had trouble at one point jointing the NWP Historical Society because I worked for the ES. I took a lot of photos in the Eel River Canyon. I simply stopped my train got off and hiked up the hill or what ever and took a photo.

Jerry Kitts
At 9:00pm on July 24, 2009, Don Fluitt said…
Hi Mark,
Nice work on the page. I appreciate your efforts.
I grew up in Freestone and used to hike along the old NPC rail line. I've gotten interested in the local railroads again since building a railcar for the Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa last year.
At 1:29pm on July 24, 2009, Mike L. Gabert said…
Thanks for the intro Mark, this will be a fun site. I grew up in Novato with are model railroad club in the old passenger depot. I remember watching 6+ SD9s rolling through with 100+ cars headed north, what great memories. - Mike

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