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NWP Employee Timetable From 1996
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NWP Employee Timetable #1 July 22, 1996Here is a link to a PDF file of the Northwestern…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Donahue Fan Apr 20, 2015.

1996 - 1998 NWP Employe Time Table
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I am trying to find a NWP Employee Time Table from the 1996 to 1998 era of NWP operations.  Does anyone on here have one that I could get a photo copy of?  Ebay has time tables from the 20's and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Howe Apr 15, 2012.


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At 4:23pm on April 17, 2012, Richard Todd said…

Glad to have you as a friend! Good luck with your kit bash. Most of my engines are straight out of the box. The only real Bash is a remake of a Bachmann 4-6-0. I have bashed several structure kits. I have photos of them on my page. They were great fun.


Be sure to share progress photos!



At 9:49pm on November 25, 2011, Chad Gustafson said…

Hi Trevor!

Sorry for replying to your comment so late..

I used to have a blog about my "P&SR" layout, and it was mainly about my..abundint struggles with my old 3'x5' HO switching railroad, that sat imbetween the foot of my bed and a corner wall.

3 Months ago I was alowed the use of my families 3rd car garage, opening the horizons even more, and I abandoned the freelanced P&SR idea, and am now working on a HO scale 4'x'8' Freelanced shortline, with an interchange with the NWP somewhere between Windsor and Willits. 

I have a basic track plan but have not laid any track yet, and, once I find the time, I may start a blog again, because I enjoyed writting about my struggles, how I overcame it, and even the small feedback I got.  

I saw your blog a while back, and was amazed to find anyone else on the planet with an interest in HO late 90's NWP..(until I found this site). 

Good job, and kepp up the good work!!

I will post photos of my railroad as soon as possible!

-Chad Gustafson

At 10:14am on September 6, 2011, Mark Drury said…

Great blog, Trevor!  I've added a link to it on the Modelers group page, and I appreciate the link on your blog to our network.  Thanks!


Mark D.


P.S.  My mother's maiden name was McGinnis -- she grew up in Iowa.  Just wondering if you have any kin in that area?

At 5:38pm on September 3, 2011, Chad Gustafson said…


I saw your message about the NWP Black Widow...

I bought a undecorated Walthers GP9 about a year ago for $70, I am really impressed. I had my friend instal a ts9 decoder in it and it runs smoothly. Its a great starter for a project, although so far i've dropped about $50 in after market parts (i.e. grab irons, horns, windows, ect). Im going to continue to use Walthers GP9s as im not skilled enough (nor paid enough) to use a p2k model. Hope this helps.!


At 9:32pm on August 31, 2011, Mike Davis said…
hey Trevor can I use some of your black widow GP9 pictures in a powerpoint I'm doing on the railroad?
At 3:54pm on August 31, 2011, Bob Burns said…
Wow, that's quite a project! Sounds like you've got it pretty well wired as far as what is going where. I followed the NWP from Willowbrook Feeds ( HWY 101 and Petaluma Blvd North , eastside of 101) through Penngrove to Santa Rosa via Google satellite map and was amazed at what was there. All the years I lived down there ( Sonoma) I never really thought about what was between PG & SR! Weren't some sidings in Penngrove and RP? I thought I saw some there but maybe I was farther north. I actually remember trains running through PG back in the 1960's-70's. When I was younger and the end of track was at Sonoma they used to do minor maintenance  and fueling of the locomotives there, somehow I got acquainted with the mechanic and he'd let me play on the locomotives while he worked on them. I got to run all through them and play engineer! So you're going to do the Black Widow paint scheme that's neat, and I can "handle" one Bloody Nose unit! Good luck with your project post pics when you can. There's a fella on the Forum that was able to create those Oil Can Mars lights distinctive to the NWP-SP. Can't remember who it is right now, maybe you've been in touch with him already, I think he's back east somewhere.
At 2:59pm on August 30, 2011, Bob Burns said…

And to continue:-) 


Did you see the Walthers catalog a month or 2 ago that had the limited run of the Black Widow SP Locomotives with those large "Oil Can" MARS lights? Those are the locomotives I liked  the most rather then the later bloody nose paint scheme.



At 2:56pm on August 30, 2011, Bob Burns said…

Hello Trevor!

         I used to go to Modesto from Tahoe for monthly meetings, 17 years, so I pretty much know ALL of the ways to get there! Then later when I was driving truck we hauled tomatos into Escalon Packers, so got to know ALL the ways into there as well.

         Modeling the NWP! Scale model of the entire system or just a portion of it? If you just "found" us then you probably haven't seen my coments on Schellville and the NWP. Have you visited that area yet? If you are somewhat familiar with the Schellville Depot just across the tracks to the east is property which is somewhat overgrown now and has a tall fence on the highway side. That property was my cousins blacksmith shop from 1930to the late 1990's when he passed away. My brother sold the property to the current owners. As a kid we would go to Antons for a visit this was in the mid to late 1950's and 1960's when the NWP was very active through there. When we heard the train blowing it horn for the HWY12 crossing to the east I'd run to the back of the property and wait for the train to arrive. As they slowly came around the bend I always got to wave at the crew and got waves back. They would stop to change crews at Schellville before heading south (east bound) across the HWY at the Depot ( the depot was still yellow in those days). Sometimes on the way into see my cousin we'd get stuck of the HWY waiting for the train to clears the crossing. We'd count the number of locomotives and the number of cars. 4-6 engines seems to be the average, with some of those engines being the switchers, and those cabless locomotives, I don't know what you call them. Schellville had a cookcar and bunk cars for the crews and section gang that was stationed there. My Cousin was the bridge tender for the Wingo bridge sometime in the 1930's as mentioned in a video interview I have of him before he passed away.


At 8:36pm on August 29, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Trevor! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury
At 5:15pm on August 29, 2011, Bob Burns said…

Welcome to the Forum Trevor! Good folks here with lotsa info!

Been through Ripon munerous times, to Modesto, and up to Escalon and all points north and south come to think of it!


Bob B.


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