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Ian B.
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Possible customers in the north?

I noticed the faint remains of a spur near Cloverdale headed into All-Coast Forest Products. Considering that the mill is still outputting lumber, could it be considered a customer in the future when…Continue

Started Nov 9

Best time to photograph/see NWP operations?
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I know that the NWP doesnt operate 7 days a week (I've heard 3 days only) but what days are those and at what time do they run? I need to get out and see some action with 1501 and 2009.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian B. Nov 1.

 

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Matt Jacobs commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I thought kicking cars was illegal?  "
Dec 1
Ian B. commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 2009 at Ignacio Wye

"I passed the setup on Saturday on the SMART train; did they move it by Monday morning?"
Nov 13
Dave S. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"Really good video, and the sound is amazing!  No wind noise."
Nov 10
Chad Glover commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"There was/is a company in Redwood Valley that does bridges using flat cars, mostly 89' cars. Not sure if they are still around but iemember driving by there 20yrs ago and there would be 20+ cars on the property"
Nov 9
Ian B. posted a discussion

Possible customers in the north?

I noticed the faint remains of a spur near Cloverdale headed into All-Coast Forest Products. Considering that the mill is still outputting lumber, could it be considered a customer in the future when SMART gets to Cloverdale? Or are there any other companies willing to truck logs/lumber to Cloverdale?…See More
Nov 9
Ian B. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"I havent the slightest clue."
Nov 9
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
Ian B. commented on Ian B.'s video
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

"From previous experience, on occasion, NWP would haul an old intermodal car, take it off its trucks, and send it by truck to a customer to be used as a bridge. Theres one near Napa for reference."
Nov 9
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
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NWP in 1993 Last of the SP Days

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
Nov 8
Ian B. replied to Dave S.'s discussion What are these cars called? What are they for?
"I'm pretty sure they're coil cars. They're special flatcars with covers that hold steel coil (from 4-6 underneath the metal cover.) They're pretty new, so don't expect them on many trains before 1980."
Nov 8
Ian B. commented on Jim D's video
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Southern Pacific SD-9 Diesel Locomotive Recovery - 1979 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42

"Leave it to SP to try and save a unit that was phased out of nearly all Class 1s many years before. Very nice video!"
Nov 7
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Nov 5
Nico commented on Ian B.'s photo
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NWP 4423 GMod Model

"Nice to see someone else on here plays Gmod, haha."
Nov 5
Ian B. replied to Ian B.'s discussion Athearn GP9 release in the group Modelers
"This link works; Ill fix that. Thanks!"
Nov 2
Kevin Bunker replied to Ian B.'s discussion Athearn GP9 release in the group Modelers
Nov 2

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How did you learn about the NWPRR Network?
From some Google searching for the NWP.
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
NWP 112 and NWP 4423

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NWP #1922 today

It has come to my attention that 1922 hasnt been seen for a while on the main. I found this photo of 1922, 007 and 1971 sitting in the deadline at Schellville. Why is she there? Are they storing her until GGRM shows up? (I believe that is 4436 coupled to 1922.) This photo is from June, 2017.…

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Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Summary of Important NWP Units

A grand list of units used by the NWP and NWP affiliates.

SD9s:

4423: SD9E- Used at various times post-GRIP to replace SD7s; used from 1996-1998 on "New NWP," Operational, Niles Canyon Railway as SP 5472, its original number.

4327: SD9E- Used at various times post-GRIP to replace SD7s, used from 1996-1998 on "New NWP", Operational, sold by…

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Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:00am

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At 7:08pm on July 27, 2017, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Ian! 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,

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