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How is SMART doing?
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Just curious to know how things are now that SMART is up and running and has been operating for a time? I was kind of amused about all the whining and bitching by the anti-SMART complainers but I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by anon Jul 16.

news feed broken?
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Whenever I click on one of the news feeds, it sends me to the generic Google News page. Any way to fix this?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Jun 12.

NWP featured on RailPictures.net!
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http://www.railpictures.net/photo/617607Looks like Nick Hovey was featured on RailPictures! Way to go! Nice shot.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Todd May 24, 2017.

Name that train!
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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2909252-181/court-ruling-could-clear-path#page=2Hey all. This news…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Hayes Oct 7, 2014.

 

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Andrew F. Laverdiere replied to Paul Gardner's discussion Great Redwood Trail
"I'm pretty sure that the article is presuming a little too much. Why in hell would they drag SMART into an issue that they have no jurisdiction over or something that they have no business in running considering both the capital costs and…"
Oct 4
anon replied to Andrew F. Laverdiere's discussion How is SMART doing?
"I didn't think SMART would be too successful due to not completing the line all the way to the Larkspur ferry terminal.  I learned from my time at Muni if you don't minimize or make transfers convenient you lose riders.  Anyway a…"
Jul 16
Jennifer replied to Andrew F. Laverdiere's discussion news feed broken?
"I know what you mean Andrew, glad you mentioned."
Jun 12
Carl Casale replied to Andrew F. Laverdiere's discussion news feed broken?
"Happens to me too."
Jun 12
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Need advice

Hello all.

One of our members recently applied for work at one of the big railroad companies and you all pitched in with practical advise about how to go about it.

I'm likewise soliciting advice, although my goals are somewhat more modest. My office here in LA is downsizing and I'll be cut free in a few months so its time to start looking for new work.

If possible here in LA, would there be the means of finding railroad work with a smaller operation, a short line…

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Posted on January 5, 2015 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

My long suffering state of Maine and its dilapidated RR system

Hello all. While I don't think anyone here particularly cares about minor railroads in states on the other side of the country, I just have to express my dismay with my old home state and the sorry state of its rail infrastructure, not too dissimilar with that of the NWP not too long ago. Plus, the New England railroad forum that I used to contribute to is defunct thanks to stupid bickering, trolling, poor management and horrible design.…

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:36pm — 17 Comments

History is dangerous

For those of you who have paid attention to my activities since I've been a member, you'll notice that I am an active researcher when I'm investigating abandoned railroads, preferring to go out and see for myself where things used to be. Something I just ran across, just reminded me of how dangerous it is. Seems that back in 2011, a city council member up in Fort Bragg was murdered in cold blood by some pot growers. Before I moved down here, an area that I would have loved to explore for the…

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:18pm — 10 Comments

Small minded peasants

Seeing the usual bitching in the letters section of the local papers about Smart seriously has me annoyed as hell. To use cynical and backwards terms like "train to nowhere" (which is retarded on the face of it) is an insult to the many thousands of people who live along the 101 corridor that's going to be effected by it, either directly or indirectly. In reflection of former days when they had to install track in virgin wilderness in which case you can call it a train to nowhere, literally,… Continue

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 8:39pm — 26 Comments

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At 12:16pm on July 16, 2010, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Andrew! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

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