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Outtakes of a video I made 25 years ago called "No Where in Particular" rather than let these scene's remain unseen I thought I would share the footage on Mark's Web Page. Look closely and you will see the three wrecked Baldwin's in Willits Yard. Additional scenes include a look at the junction to the west end line in San Rafael, and workers carefully watching one of the last trains through a crumbling Alto tunnel.

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Comment by Mark Drury on April 11, 2016 at 10:56am

Scott, I believe this video was either flagged for a music copyright violation or because the copyright to the footage now belongs to someone other than Mr. Slivka, regrettably.  I'm hoping the new copyright owner actually makes the footage available at some point -- free or for a fee -- but don't know when/if that will happen.  Regards,

Mark D.

Comment by Scott Parnell on April 9, 2016 at 9:59pm

Hi does anybody know why this great video was removed,i sure miss it

Comment by Tommy Tommy on March 8, 2014 at 7:51pm

Thanks Tom. I have been researching area. I believe that the pre-Marinship NWP mainline was located on same position as that spur to the industrial arts building, and that the spur which went into Schoonmaker building was also same location as the NWP mainline pre-Marinship. These days you can see that the ground on this spur is much higher than surrounding fill which has, I believe, subsided. 

Comment by tom slivka on March 8, 2014 at 7:40pm

 The location of the shots in question where in Sausalito. The old mainline went into downtown proper.  North of Sausalito near gate 6 a spur went to the industrial building warehouse. All part of the former Marinship ship yard.

 This spur had a few customers. I am only  guessing the tankcar was resin for the Bullard company which made hardhats there. Maybe Richard Custer can enlighten  us

Comment by Tommy Tommy on March 8, 2014 at 2:36pm

oops forgot to post link: http://youtu.be/44Gb11494xA

It's the shot at 11:06. 

Comment by Tommy Tommy on March 8, 2014 at 11:11am

Anyone know where this shot was? Tom, can you remember? I'm pretty sure it's Sausalito but I don't recognize the building and I presume it's been demolished. Any ideas?

Comment by Tommy Tommy on March 3, 2014 at 11:50pm

yeah and at about 6:00 it's that building next to McPhail's that's in Slivka's picture of the last freight local in San Rafael with the team standing on the locomotive.

Comment by Scott Parnell on March 3, 2014 at 11:26pm

are you talking about the main line track when you said In Tom's video the stretch between Anderson and Irwin? tommy

Comment by Scott Parnell on March 3, 2014 at 10:01pm

  Yeah I think it is Tommy

Comment by Joseph Muller on March 3, 2014 at 9:51pm

I absolutely love this! This is the first footage I've seen south of San Rafael - it has that branchline charm that would be a great inspiration for modeling. Great to see the infamous SP #10 RDC-1. Never thought I'd see containers on flatcars either - see 12:00.

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