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Comment by Steve Atnip on November 17, 2016 at 7:57am

NWPRRHS is actively seeking a permanent home for our cars & archive . Cities aren't very (read AT ALL) interested in non tax generating facilities. 

Comment by Richard C. Brand on November 17, 2016 at 12:04am


You seem to confirm that the ATSF coach which was pulled out of the mud in north Windsor by our old friend, Santa Fe painted NWP locomotive 1322 is now resting on the deadend Sonoma spur up to Vineburg.

Wow is there some history there?  Anybody ready to fund a rail museum up that way? 

I'm sorta joking but this is a much better story than some of those posted recently.  Where is Walt Disney Family Fund when we really need their support?  Some of you may know that his family owns a winery up on Silverado Trail road in Rutherford and interestingly is not on the Napa Valley Wine Train RoW,   

Comment by Steve Atnip on November 16, 2016 at 9:02pm
see video,atsf 196813 moves
Comment by Daniel Stege on November 16, 2016 at 8:34pm

Thank you for clearing that up Thad. There is a similar looking coach sitting on the Vineburg branch in Schellville. I believe it is the coach that was

in Windsor for the last 15-20 years.

Comment by Thad Wuest on November 16, 2016 at 5:41pm

Richard C: The old "Inside Track" coach is property of THA.  That picture was taken at California Redwood Co. in Eureka.  it was only moved about 150' off their property.  It hasn't moved since.

Comment by steven richard bell on November 16, 2016 at 4:42pm

Need more videos. Last video posted on Nov. 8.  Since I will be in Petaluma on Nov. 21 maybe I can create a rail related video pertaining to the NWP.  Won't be as good as the others posted as my cam that I shoot videos with has only  2 pixels. Maybe I will shoot with my Leica M3 instead and have some reasonably good images to shave with others here or on YuTube.

Comment by SMART Fan on November 16, 2016 at 11:09am

Those were all moved to the Sonoma spur at Schellville from what I've heard elsewhere

Comment by Richard C. Brand on November 16, 2016 at 12:12am

OK Richard C.  back to real railroading and specifically, NWP commentary.  Normally I would post this as a new item, but since it sat up north of Windsor for years and then pulled out by our beloved 1322 this is my response to your request.

What is the status of the "Inside Track" passenger car that regularly pops up on our w-site and sat so long on the old NWP RoW?  I know it was hauled down to Schellville and stored in that yard.  But after the tankers arrived, where was it moved?  With the old rusty locos?

Comment by steven richard bell on November 15, 2016 at 6:00pm

I do not use Facebook. Never have as too much nonsense is found on Facebook. Some of my friends use it but not me. It is easier to use regular sites to get my points across. Besides if I am sending messages regarding NWP and or SMART, why go to Facebook when the folks I want to email to are on NWPRR,net?

Comment by steven richard bell on November 15, 2016 at 5:56pm

Speaking of me?  Who are you to presume that the other 880 members are being scared away? If they are scared away by jocular comments and repartee it is their loss. I will not discontinue my comments because someone might be frightened. Unless I begin using profane language or obscene comments then I shall stay close at hand making my observations known. I enjoy this site and enjoy adding to the levity that should be present in most human interactions on this level. 

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