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An outstanding film from the front and rear of a moving train going north from Willits during the final phase of construction.

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Comment by Richard Todd on October 15, 2010 at 7:03am
Mark, I had no idea! I thought I had looked at all the videos on the site! I'll go back to see what else I've missed!

Richard Todd
Comment by Mark Drury on October 14, 2010 at 10:07pm
This film was shot as part of the NWP Golden Spike Celebration on 10/23/14, and coincidentally was the first video ever shared on this network:

The above includes a bit more information about the film from a different Youtube copy of same. This particular footage is somewhat notorious on eBay as there seem to be a dozen sellers hawking it on DVD for rather ridiculous prices, and their copy likely has no better resolution than that of those found on Youtube.

In any case, I'm glad you shared it again, Richard, as many people clearly hadn't seen it before. Regards,

Mark D.
Comment by Richard Todd on October 14, 2010 at 4:58am
The find was P&SR Kid's! He found the Redwood Express video and I just saw this one as a suggestion below it. I would never have gone looking on you tube for an NWP video!

Comment by Joseph Muller on October 13, 2010 at 8:49pm
This is absolutely stunning! I've never seen such comprehensive footage of Willits and the Eel River Canyon. I especially love the workers waving at the camera - adds a bit more of a human side to it all. To think that they did all this with early 1900's technology is simply amazing.
Comment by Tim Hallman on October 13, 2010 at 8:29pm
wow. great find!!!

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