"The Sears catalog store was in the former Fitzpatricks building (the big white one) but actually it was still vacant at the time. So teh Sears truck is not quite right. The short brick building with the tin shed (now a restaurant!) was a Salvation…"
"I wondered if Little Hill was more toward Western Av. I noted also the Sears panel truck; I recall a sears catalog store down at that end. I really love the gas meters and various patches on the structures. So many interesting…"
Ed, those are absolutely fantastic. Makes me think of the 1970s. Wonderful and enchanting! The Little Hill too... I can see, in my mind, the platters of pasta, porkchops, polenta and bread at lunch.
Posted this on Facebook page as well but I wanted to make sure I distributed these to anyone who might be interested. Just competed, finally, a long project of depicting Petaluma's Water Street in late 1950s on my HO layout. Six…"
Currently available from Microscale is 87-1414, which includes an assortment of NWP and Eureka Southern decals, and 87-1434 with heavyweight passenger lettering.
Once upon a time International Hobbies in Auburn had a great comprehensive…"
"Michael, SMART surely cannot and should not pay because they have a requirement to us tax payers to expand the passenger service line north. I have also spoken out to the Board that even given the recent State bills, that freight is not within…"
"No one is going to pay for a switch and it may be unlikely that SMART will want to. A new switch and PTC modifications cost $300,000 per SMART, not including the cost of the grading work and track laying. Then we add permits, and possible movement…"
"Should not be fully funded by Mead but funded primarily by CalTrans. The roads are being pulverized by these extra long and heavy trucks. Example is the Richmond San Rafael bridge which is literally crumbling.
Sonoma County is especially…"
Some of us believe this is "Tommy". With this latest post "Rick Brand: Rick is a short for Richard. Often used affectionately to signify amiability or foster companionship and so on. Others time it is used to belittle people who are too speculative in their musings and too free with faulty and unfounded information, often running wild in a feverish kind of manic state, asking questions about future wood chip gon customers regardless of the fact other explanations exist to completely undermine the foundation of the speculation and ignoring those explanations willfully, for example."
he is violating your policy of only posting rail related content.
He seemed to respond to your warning last year and seems like he needs another one now.
Thank you Mark. I'm glad to be a part of this historic line. I think the membership will find my profile interesting. I'm in the excursion train business and we are launching the service between LA & Vegas later this year. www.vegasxtrain.com I think there are some excellent possibilities on the NWP as well for a wine train. More to come on my profile. Interested to see how the members feel about it. - mb