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Northwestern Pacific to Healdsburg


Northwestern Pacific to Healdsburg

A group for people who would love to see the NWP start serving Healdsburg's SYAR quarry and other industries.

Location: Healdsburg, CA
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Sep 17

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Syar Is awful for our environment. 7 Replies

That's all.Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Tommytommy Sep 29, 2014.

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Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 17, 2019 at 12:24pm

A lot of activity. 

Comment by Carl O'Connor on September 17, 2019 at 10:40am
Is syar still doing anything with the gravel plant up there??
Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 17, 2019 at 9:03am

Joe Naujokas

Comment by Chad Glover on September 16, 2019 at 11:23pm

Richard,  SMART has a Healdsburg rep?

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 16, 2019 at 7:11pm


Glad to hear there is still blood flowing thru your veins.

I'm now in contact with the SMART board including the Healdsberg rep.  There is a LOT of pressure to bring the SMART train up there.  But the interesting item is that Healdsberg Lumber's new location is south of the river and could benefit from having freight service from NWP 

Stay tuned.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on August 23, 2019 at 4:09pm


There is a good status update in the Press Democrat today re: the reopening of the line north of Windsor.  Basically there is no money identified for this project including the "$50 million to $75 million" for a new bridge over the Russian River into Healdsburg.

But find the bridge issue moot at least for getting to Healdsburg.  The River is just at the outskirts of town and just accross the river from the station.  The line could be built up to the river and have a shuttle or short walk into the town.  BTW that walk would be shorter than the walk from the new Larkspur station to the ferry terminal there.

RE: spurs, SMART has resisted replacing spurs during the rebuilds. 

Comment by Emilio Galo on August 23, 2019 at 12:23pm

The reason why I am asking that question is because i'm not sure if SMART, if they ever do go to Healdsburg, would rip out all of the spurs entirely, or leave them in place.

Comment by Emilio Galo on August 23, 2019 at 12:22pm

Been a while since I've been in this group. If NWP ever manages to get up to Healdsburg, would they be interested in servicing the industries up there? Maybe even a possible wine train north to Cloverdale once all is in operating order again? 

Comment by Dave S. on October 11, 2017 at 6:55am

The Press Democrat shows a map that indicates fire in the Healdsburg/Windsor corridor:

Does anyone know if fire has encroached onto NCRA/NWP/SMART properties?

Richard:  I believe you have property up there.  Care to share what you know?

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 12, 2017 at 1:42pm

Hey team.  How did you miss the move of the Daylight car from the Healdsburg storage lot?


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