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Chas Davis
  • San Rafael, CA
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Richard C. Brand commented on Chas Davis's status
"Chas: Agree but I don't see our w-site as being "decimated".  Let's keep focused on the goal of "Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading" and keep the content coming in. Note that "Dave S" has…"
Feb 28, 2017
Chas Davis posted a status
"It is very sad that the actions of a few have decimated the once frequent pictures and video contributions. Frustrating."
Feb 28, 2017
Scott Kremer commented on Chas Davis's status
"I agree with Andrew. But, why would it be painted for the NWP and lettered for the NWP is it aint coming here?"
Apr 20, 2016
lazygenius commented on Chas Davis's status
"Sum peepl R jus bad spellerz - jus sayin'   : ) W and T aren't that far apart on a QWERTY"
Apr 20, 2016
Chas Davis posted a status
"why all the secrets surrounding 1501? Is it an april fool's joke gone out of control? or false hope that traffic increased for new engine"
Apr 20, 2016
Chas Davis posted a status
"Did anyone catch the news about "victory station" transload facility in the NCRA hearing minutes?"
Mar 21, 2016
Chas Davis posted a status
"Anyone know what the plans for TCRY 007 are and if NWP plans on bringing in any new locos now that they are getting busier?"
Dec 20, 2015
Chas Davis posted a status
"Why did the California Northern Stop serving Willits and did they serve Petaluma during their run over NWP tracks?"
Jul 17, 2015
Jim McCarter commented on Chas Davis's status
"Yes Jelani      There is a Yes Jelani     There is a Soils Plus plant alongside the landfill transfer station on top of the mountain between Petaaluma and Sonoma on Hwy 116, about 5 miles west of…"
May 29, 2015
Steve Atnip commented on Chas Davis's status
"Pictures anyone?"
May 28, 2015
Chas Davis posted a status
"Drove by Schellville and saw hoppers on start of Sonoma branch being loaded with what looked to be gravel or sand. New business?"
May 28, 2015
Emilio Galo commented on Chas Davis's status
"I could say judging by the videos that there might be like 10-15 cars? Not sure if this is true."
May 8, 2015
Chas Davis posted a status
"Anyone have any idea how many carloads nwp is handling now? Seems like every time I drive thru petaluma there are a ton of grain cars"
May 7, 2015
Chas Davis posted a status
"Drove by Schellville yesterday and saw old boxcars that were behind the cage for years are now gone. 007 has changed tracks too"
May 7, 2015
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Oct 1, 2014
steve lang commented on Chas Davis's photo


"in la jolla, u all wood't b'leev wut kynda prezervayshn endevrz r legally reqyr'd wen old rail iz discuvr'd. 1st off, it's 4biddn 2 disturb it."
Aug 2, 2014

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Possible New Switch and Customers

From Last months minutes which were just published:

Jake Park updated the Board on a possible new switch which would service additional Lagunitas barley deliveries, as well as a wine warehouse, and a new company that will provide barley for the breweries which would remove 600-800 trucks off the road per month.

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 11:16am — 6 Comments

Thinking in Reverse

One issue that has struck me in our discussions about the reopening of the NWP is that limited or no traffic exists in the northern half. This is because many of the industries that supported the railroad are gone. I think we have to think about the issue in reverse. In the olden days towns would fight and almost go to war with each other to get the track laid to their town because the citizens new the railroad brought business, industry, and…


Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:49pm — 7 Comments

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At 10:14pm on October 3, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Chas! 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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