Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

Andrew F. Laverdiere
  • Male
  • Oakhurst, CA
  • United States

Andrew F. Laverdiere's Friends

  • Tommy Tommy
  • Terry Lee Fleming
  • Bob Chaparro
  • Lynne Busse
  • Brent Goodman
  • Don Underwood
  • Dan Fleury
  • J. Sebastien
  • B Richards
  • Mike Davis
  • Tim Hallman
  • Phil Grinton
  • Craig Hoefer
  • Bob Burns
  • Jim Harville

Andrew F. Laverdiere's Groups

Andrew F. Laverdiere's Discussions

How is SMART doing?
1 Reply

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, 2018.

news feed broken?
2 Replies

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, 2018.

NWP featured on!
1 Reply 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!
6 Replies all. This news…Continue

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


Andrew F. Laverdiere's Page

Latest Activity

Profile Information

How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
member comment on my YouTube video
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?

Andrew F. Laverdiere's Photos

Andrew F. Laverdiere's Blog

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…


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.…


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…


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

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network to add comments!

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

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,

Mark Drury

© 2019   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service