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Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
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Hey guys I was curious if you thought that the nwp could be vital to bring in lumber and supplies to help rebuild santa Rosa after the fires. I mean centerbeams of lumber, boxcars or sheetrock and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian B. Oct 24, 2017.

Transload Question
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I know the NWP is getting desperate for new customers and to me trans loading seems like a huge possibility. I had a few questions though. Does anyone know how trans loading on the NWP works? Does…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Aug 4, 2017.

McNear Brick and block
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Hello,I was curious if anyone thought that mcnear brick and block in San rafael would be a good possible customer?? They could truck product to shelville to trans load to trains to ship out. I see so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Cleek Aug 10, 2015.

NWP Customer App
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Just got the latest Progressive Railroading and there is a article in there about class 1 railroads having mobile apps to help customers track shipments, pay bills etc. Would this ever work for the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frederick P. Codoni Sep 7, 2015.

 

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Carl O'Connor posted a status
"Does anyone know if they have done anything with the concrete pile at standard structures and what that yard currently looks like?"
Jun 3
Carl O'Connor replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion NWP hauling for FEMA?
"Ya that's not much at all if each car hauled 100000 lbs it would only be 6 cars. 50000 lbs would be 12 cars and probably 12 trucks at a lower rate to do it."
Jan 23
Carl O'Connor commented on Dave S.'s photo
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"Richard: The aggragate facility in the picture gets thier rock from the dutra quarry in San Rafael that is about 10 miles away. Would not be very competitive by rail. Even if they closed that quarry it would be cheaper to parge it to Petaluma and…"
Dec 26, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Dave S.'s photo
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"I wonder if nwp will want to use the frogs??"
Dec 24, 2017
Carl O'Connor replied to Sean Purtell's discussion Interesting Read About North Coast Rail Authority
"A intermodal transload would be huge help along the line. Would get so many trucks off of 101. Also roofing materials would be a good customer."
Dec 17, 2017
Carl O'Connor replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion NWP hauling for FEMA?
"Great article. Didn't think that the local dumps could handle fire debris. Guess we learn something new everyday."
Nov 30, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ron Close's photo
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"I've heard that debris is being transloaded in Napa at the old Napa pipe location. So I am assuming debris will be trucked to there. Looks like nwp loses out again."
Nov 19, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"Yes but notice the car was going outbound??"
Nov 9, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I wonder who the intermodal car was for??"
Nov 9, 2017
Ian B. replied to Carl O'Connor's discussion Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
"I drove through that area; fire did not reach Schellville. The closest place I can think of the fire might have gotten to was somewhere near Brazos. If the fire enroached on trackage outside the yards, I don't know."
Oct 24, 2017
Carl O'Connor replied to Carl O'Connor's discussion Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
"Supposedly the NWP is working on getting potential customers to transload in Windsor but I don't see this happening. The reason the Windsor transload has never worked is because its more effective to deliver it direct by truck rather than pay…"
Oct 24, 2017
Richard C. Brand replied to Carl O'Connor's discussion Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
"If you want to send emails, send them to the Santa Rosa lumber and aggregate businesses.  NWP is only the service provider and as such is at the choice of those businesses.  It sure would be beneficial if the line were open to Asti to…"
Oct 11, 2017
Bob Cleek replied to Carl O'Connor's discussion Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
"Does anybody know if there's any damage to the Schellville yard? Stornetta's Dairy (now planted in grapes, but with the headquarters still on either side of the highway,) burned to the ground. I have no information on where the firestorm…"
Oct 10, 2017
Nico replied to Carl O'Connor's discussion Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??
"You know what I was thinking the same thing today. Perhaps UP/CFNR or NWP could run a train into Napa and drop off some supplies?"
Oct 10, 2017
Carl O'Connor posted a discussion

Could NWP be vital in rebuilding santa Rosa??

Hey guys I was curious if you thought that the nwp could be vital to bring in lumber and supplies to help rebuild santa Rosa after the fires. I mean centerbeams of lumber, boxcars or sheetrock and plywood. Probably won't happen but do you think it could be worth a shot and a email to nwp about this??
Oct 10, 2017
Carl O'Connor commented on Scott Kremer's photo
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NWP 1922 at Standard Structures. February of 2015

"I wonder how much nwp charges to transload a load. I did not see it on thier tarrif."
Aug 10, 2017

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At 4:13pm on July 21, 2017, Richard C. Brand said…

Thanks Carl.  Always appreciate your posts.

Cheers, Richard

At 6:42pm on November 4, 2015, John Peers said…

Hi Carl.

I still have it. I would expect buyer to pay shipping.

Shipment to you would be $7.

My paypal link is paypal.me/peers

Let me Know if you are still interested.

Thanks,

John.

At 9:44am on January 19, 2013, Mike Davis said…

I can take both cars of your hands for $20 for the pair

At 4:38pm on July 3, 2011, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Carl!  Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested.  Regards,

Mark Drury
 
 
 

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