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Railbiking on the NWP
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I know this technically isn't a discussion, but it's too long for a regular status update. I just found this video, and now I want to do this on the NWP…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Moore Aug 26.

What if the tracks from Ukiah to Willits were restored to make way for a scenic railway?
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Is that possible? Ukiah to Willits is very scenic. Maybe even Cloverdale to Willits, with intermediate stops in Hopland and Ukiah.Scotia to McKinleyville also might make a good scenic railway.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Jul 19.

 

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B Richards commented on John Roth's video
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NWP/CFNR on the Redwood Empire 1994

" Fabulous video!!!  Thanks for posting it."
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Matt Jacobs commented on John Roth's video
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NWP/CFNR on the Redwood Empire 1994

"I've got a bunch of home VHS/Hi-8 of the line from Suisun all the way up to Willits.  Just no time to convert them."
yesterday
John Roth posted a status
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt381NteNZM For some reason this song makes me think of trains in the Redwood Empire"
Sep 7
John Roth commented on John Roth's video
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NWP/CFNR on the Redwood Empire 1994

"I've never been able to find any actual videos of trains in the Redwood Empire, so I feel like I just struck gold finding this video."
Sep 2
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Foaming the NWP/CalNorthen February 22, 1994
Sep 2
Jeff Moore replied to John Roth's discussion Railbiking on the NWP
"There are several railbike operations that run commercial rides over out of service or otherwise lightly used rail lines.  In addition to the Skunk Train service already mentioned I can also think of the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Wheeler,…"
Aug 26
Richard C. Brand replied to John Roth's discussion Railbiking on the NWP
"Mark: I've been attending the NCRA board meetings when they hold them in Healdsburg.  The board is quite clear that they don't want people trespassing on their RoW.  Big issue is liability potential. I have not seen anyone using…"
Aug 23
Emilio Galo replied to John Roth's discussion Railbiking on the NWP
"What about the rails south of Willits to just before Ridge? How badly damaged are the tracks there? From what I've seen from the old 101, it doesn't look too badly overgrown. As far as I know the bad section is Ridge."
Aug 23
Mark Drury replied to John Roth's discussion Railbiking on the NWP
"Not specifically what you are looking for but this may be of interest: https://www.skunktrain.com/railbikes/. Mark"
Aug 23
John Roth replied to John Roth's discussion Railbiking on the NWP
"Also- does anyone have any idea where I would even get the rail wheels for the bicycle? Lol"
Aug 22
John Roth posted a discussion

Railbiking on the NWP

I know this technically isn't a discussion, but it's too long for a regular status update. I just found this video, and now I want to do this on the NWPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viSJsOUCGu4Although, all the washouts and vegetation overgrowth raises the question- where could you actually do this for a good long distance before running into a problem?See More
Aug 22
Richard Sotelo replied to John Roth's discussion What if the tracks from Ukiah to Willits were restored to make way for a scenic railway?
" There is also the fact that Mendocino County is not part of the SMART system. If the voters of Mendocino County made that decision to tax themselves and become a part of SMART. Then, yes, we could start to talk about rebuilding the Right of…"
Jul 19
John Roth replied to John Roth's discussion What if the tracks from Ukiah to Willits were restored to make way for a scenic railway?
"If it snows in the Mendocino County mountains, it might be very scenic. If not, it would look the same as in the summer since those are all evergreen trees up there. They could sell hot chocolate on board like the Niles Canyon Railway, and run a…"
Jul 18

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