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NWP #1922 Fan Club

A group for anyone who likes NWP GP9 #1922, and would like to see it used more on trains. Also for sharing news related to #1922 or sightings thereof.

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Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2015

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Does 1922 have a winterization hatch? 2 Replies

There's a box like structure on the roof of 1922, towards the rear end, and it reminds me of the winterization hatches that were on CFNR 200-201. Is this what it is?Continue

Started by Zachary M. Toler. Last reply by Zachary M. Toler Jan 15, 2013.

Is there is some reason I don't see 1922 out on the line?

Just curious - I personally haven't seen 1922 with any frequency. SE  Continue

Started by Steve Edwards Sep 15, 2012.

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Comment by George W Powell on January 26, 2012 at 10:50am

the sound of the 567 prime mover is msic to my ears..

Comment by Bob Burns on October 24, 2011 at 10:36pm


      I've uploaded the final group of photos. Unfortunately I couldn't get them to load in the correct order thoguh but i sure you can figure them out though.

       Now about Niles Canyon and Portola maybe both? One in spring and one in the fall? Group buy in to operate the locomotives at Portola? Just a thought. I've never been to Niles Canyon, they have Sacramento Northern equipment there also I believe.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on October 23, 2011 at 5:48am

Bob, looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from your trip. Also, I'll start a discussion on this site pretty soon about such a group get together, somewhere like Portola. I'll put it out there and see if there's enough interest. Who knows, like Chad said, Niles Canyon sounds good too. Gary-those were the DAYS!!!



Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Chad Gustafson on October 17, 2011 at 3:09pm
Niles Canyon is like Portola but with both WP and SP..they have various Black Widows and SP's...
Comment by Gary E. McCourt on October 17, 2011 at 11:46am
Always nice to see a restored " Cadillac " ! My son and I fondly remember taking our evening walk and waving to the crew on a 100 car plus Eureka bound pooltrain... Rohnert Park, early 1980's.
Comment by Zachary M. Toler on October 17, 2011 at 12:31am

If I ever win the lotto, and I'm talkin' bout hitting the jackpot, hell, I'd buy that SP equipment. In the meantime, if Buggere & Munson aka BUGX get wind of this SP stuff being for sale, they'll probably buy it. They own all engines (including 1922) on the NWP except Red Bandit, and quite a few SP/SSW/ATSF engines at their property in Turlock. These are in various states of disrepair or restoration. Some look operable (mostly the SP ones), others look like parts engines (mostly the ATSF ones).



Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Bob Burns on October 16, 2011 at 2:36pm

I didn't mention that I asked museum staff if they were planning on restoring one of the SP locomotives and painting it in the Black Widow paint scheme. Answer, "Not HERE this is WP and that wouldn't fit our mission, we'd like to sell all that SP stuff if somebody would buy it. But we can restore anything if you'd like to pay us".


Bob B.

Comment by Bob Burns on October 16, 2011 at 2:31pm


Good one, never woulda though of that one.


Bob B.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on October 15, 2011 at 11:44pm
I usually call them cabeese. Photos look great, Bob!
Comment by Bob Burns on October 15, 2011 at 7:40pm


     I uploaded the first group of Portola trip pics. The rest will be more WP motive power and some cabooses ( or is that caboosi ) which they have quite a few, no NWP cabooses but a SP baywindow unit. There is a LOT of rolling stock on the property and it's a hands on museum, if it's open you can climb through it! Locomotive rental is available during the season and I think you can put 4 people into the cab so the cost could be split 4 ways. That red and yellow SP GP9 is one of the rentals. A group get together might be a great idea for next spring/summer, I think they reopen in April or May. I didn't see a whole lot of places to eat or stay at Portola, although I could have missed them. Quincy to the west has more, Reno is only an easy 47 miles east. Plumas - Eureka State Park (an old gold mining camp) is only a few miles away off HWY 89 South of HWY 70. I'll try to PDF an area museum pamphlet I picked up at the RR museum. Definately pretty country, I'd advise against planing a picnic though as the yellow jackets were in full bloom! They didn't really bother me but if you bring out food they invite themselves in for lunch. I was wondering were all the Tahoe Yellow jackets have gone, now I know! I also picked up a Plumas County Tourist book that details places to visit eat and stay. Grey Eagle is just up the road and in an old mill town turned world class golf resort.

UP keeps a group of Helper Engines sitting on the track next to the station. There was a set of 4-5 sitting there idling for the entire time I was cruising the museum. A single unit was switching cars in the yard.

Bob B.


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