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Comment by Richard C. Brand on April 14, 2017 at 1:37pm


Then things must be hopping in your neighborhood with Easter on the rise.

I couldn't resist that one.

Steven is that a good bye?

Comment by Bob Cleek on April 14, 2017 at 10:36am

In fact, Petaluma produces more eggs today than it ever has.  Sunrise Farm, just down the road from me, produces over a million eggs a day, all organic and "cage-less" and it's just one of several large egg ranches hereabouts.

Comment by Dave S. on November 7, 2016 at 12:45pm

I joined this site on November 26, 2010, after taking a few photos at Wingo and looking for more information about it.  I didn't understand how this site worked and ended up adding some photos to an existing thread on Wingo.

Reconstruction of the line had already started but I was confused by what I was seeing:  stalled installation of new grade crossing equipment on a line that was covered with weeds.  I was thinking that maybe our incompetent Federal government was paying for new safety improvements on an old derelict line.  (Recall, money was being thrown away at that time on many "Shovel Ready", but unneeded projects.)  More research revealed that the line was going to be re-opened but construction was stopped by the Novato litigation.  I have been following NWP progress ever since.

Comment by Chad Glover on November 7, 2016 at 12:24pm

Same for me STFB,  i was looking for something online and found this forum and joined.  I have learned a lot about the history of NWP past and current from this site.

Comment by Steve Atnip on November 7, 2016 at 10:55am

I would support that and/or send a message of appreciation on Thanksgiving and/or any other holiday of your choice.

Comment by Dave S. on November 7, 2016 at 6:09am

We have praised Mark several times previously for his generosity, both in time and money, for establishing and maintaining this site.  I think Mark is too self-effacing to acknowledge those complements, but I would put forth a motion that every January 1st be declared Mark Drury Day as a way to show our ongoing appreciation for this website.

This site really is special compared to other railroading sites.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on November 6, 2016 at 9:50pm


What you describe re: reporting on the the tank car issue is neither liberal, conservative or libertarian but just an example of the overall media's penchant for any controversial story that shows well on TV and with little if any background balance.  I hate it and don't watch the local news outlets for that reason.

I too check with the PD for some sort of sane reporting even though Doug Bosco was a very conservative rep in the Calif. State legislature.

But more importantly, let's celebrate this W-Site and Thank Mark for setting it up.

Mark take a bow!

Comment by Steve Atnip on November 6, 2016 at 8:05pm

One of the Partners in NWP Co is a partner in the PD and an ex legislator.

Comment by Andrew Roth on November 6, 2016 at 6:57pm

Good to know, thanks for the clarification Dave. Richard, I collectively identify the aforementioned liberal media as all of the news outlets who portrayed the entire tank car issue as a threat to humanity, making it seem like a bigger deal than it is. It was the kind of ego-boost smart didn't need. Out of all the media outlets that reported on the issue, the PD was the only one that was relatively detached from political motives and reported what was there and what was being said about it. 

Comment by Dave S. on November 6, 2016 at 1:12pm

Andrew & Richard:

The domain name "" is owned by Mark Drury who established and administers this site, which, by the way, is hosted on the Ning platform.

Besides Mark, anyone who publishes a photo or other content on here can delete any or all comments as the "owner" of that page.  In the case of this particular page it is possible that Scott Kremer deleted all those comments late last week.  My only gripe about that is some factual and informative comments were thrown out with the bathwater.

I don't think it is ever necessary to resort to the "nuclear option".  Start a new thread.

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