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TPL./hammond/union lumber logging flats
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3d printed frames for making logging flats and mill flats are now available. See my photo album showing basic assembly and the modelers group page for info about what is needed to make beautiful log…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Todd Feb 22, 2014.

TPL decals
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Mitch Valder has contacted me about my previous efforts to get TPL decals made. I have enlisted Bob Hogan to help in the effort, as he has been through the process before. He has contacts that can do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Maurer Mar 18, 2014.

Skeleton logging flats on the north coast?
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Much has been published about the TPL truss rod logging flats. However, a close look at the Shuster aerial photos show numerous skeleton logging flats, both with and without truss rods, around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence LaBranche Mar 20, 2012.


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Richard Todd commented on Frank C.'s photo


"Frank, thank you for posting these VERY interesting photos! I particularly liked the B&W and the B&W blended images. The red crossing signal and the lupine stand are beautiful. For those of us with long memories, the two photos with the…"
Jul 10
Richard Todd posted a status
"Just a note- these photos were shot with my I Phone 6S+! So much for my regular camera!"
Jul 4
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's album

SP 2785 after working the north end

"No engine stays clean working the north end of the NWP! I decided to weather the whale back equipped C-9 2-8-0. I'll let you decide if I went too far!"
Jul 4
Richard Todd posted photos
Jul 4
Richard Todd commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

Woodman Creek Tunnel

"Compare this photo with one I posted a while ago for which I didn't know the location. Between the two Sean Mitchell photos, I think we can be sure that my posted photo, snagged on line from a rafting site, is Woodman Creek."
Jun 24
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's photo

Rock tunnel/Eel river

"Recent photos that have been posted lead me to believe this is Woodman Creek."
Jun 24
Richard Todd commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

Woodman- Southbound

"Sean, I believe you have identified an unknown photo in my files. From the looks of the rocks and the tunnel, my photo snagged from a rafting trip site is Woodman Creek. Thanks!!!"
Jun 24
Richard Todd commented on Kevin Bunker's photo


"Kevin, its good to hear from you again! The group is doing some beautiful wood work for the old caboose. Thanks for sharing these photos, and keeping us up to date on the caboose's progress."
Jun 20
Richard Todd commented on Sean Mitchell's photo

Woodman Creek Tunnel

"If anyone would know, it would be Jerry Kitts. He is the member that posted all the great photos of Eureka Southern trains in the canyon. He was an engineer on the RR. He and his son have Foothill Model Works. This is the link to their web site:…"
Jun 16
Dave S. commented on Richard Todd's photo

SP Placerville branch date unknown

"Love these crisp B&W photos!  Keep 'em commin'..."
Jun 7
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's photo

SP Placerville branch date unknown

"Don, I'm working my way through my old negatives. If I took slides the same day, and I can find them, I MAY be able to supply a date. El Dorado county in the summer is unbelievably hot. That's my guess as to the man's posture. My…"
Jun 7
Don Underwood commented on Richard Todd's photo

SP Placerville branch date unknown

"Richard, do you recall if something went wrong here?  Dude on the right with hands on hip looks frustrated.  Any rough guess of the year photos were taken? Thank you for posting."
Jun 7
Richard Todd posted photos
Jun 6
Mark Drury commented on Richard Todd's photo

whale back C-9 new leased power

"Love this model and the layout, Richard -- just can't see enough of your photos.  Thanks for sharing! Mark D."
Jun 3
Don Underwood commented on Richard Todd's photo

CP&LT final run I think. June11 1986?

"A great series of photos!  Thank you for posting them."
Jun 2
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Jun 1

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Hidden Gems in the Northwesterner archives

We are preparing to complete the scenery in Fort Seward on the NWP in Ohio. I vaguely remembered a photo of a passenger car converted to a "cook shack" and dining room. After searching every source I could think of, I couldn't find the photo. I put son Ryan on the search. While he didn't find the photo, he did find a reference to an article about the "Fort Seward cook shack" in the fall 1992 Northwesterner. I messaged Steve Atnip about it, who forwarded my request to Gus Campana, who said it…


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At 6:18pm on March 10, 2015, james L. Shaw said…

Richard - Sorry I'm a little late in this reply but per your question regarding the old Hammond RR 8mm movies, I did have them transferred to a DVD a few years back and can probably send you a video if you are interested.  Jim Shaw 

At 3:40pm on January 25, 2014, Thad Wuest said…

Richard,  go ahead and send me a kit when they arrive.  I would like your real email if thats OK

At 2:12am on December 13, 2013, W. Scott Allen said…


I am modeling the NWP from Willits to Eureka. I would love to see any photos and/or track plans of that area.

Thanks in advance,


At 9:35am on May 1, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Would love to see your PDF files, Richard!  Many PDF viewer applications allow one to export a file to a graphics format, such as JPEG or PNG.  If your PDF viewer does not allow for that you can send me the files, I'll convert and return them to you.  Just let me know, and thanks again for all your contributions!  Regards,

Mark D.

P.S.  Really enjoyed the Portland Cement article in RMC and wish I could see your layout in person.

At 9:30pm on January 14, 2013, Sean Eric Bartlett said…
Richard, I was looking at your RR pictures, it is inspiring to say the least. Are you from eureka originally?
At 10:46am on December 31, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard Thanks for the tips. First, I am a computor boob. The photos I am finding were taken by mainly by my dad who just pointed b&w Kodac at it and clicked. A lot are fuzzy and probably of no interest to anyone, and that is why I posted on my page so people could look if they wanted or not. The scanner is a HP "office pro 8600" combination unit, and I asked my wife to scan them. We got some out of order, and I am trying to figure out how to change them. Some I hit wrong button and their was no caption, but I did attempt to edit them. When I find more photos, I think I have an improved way to enter them with caption and in order (I think). And you are right, I am searching local photo shop to put some 8mm on disc for several reasons. Most of our photos were "take some to finish roll", but they may be of interest to someone. Again, thank you for your comments and tips. "OHIO"   Jim

At 7:03pm on December 30, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard  This is first for me and most of these old photos were poorly taken by us. I did put information on the next batch and will try to figure out how to get back to the first few.  Also, I am still going through more pictures and I even have some 8mm clips (mostly Sonoma) but I have not figured out how to do that yet.  Thanks for your comment, I will try     Jim

At 12:28pm on August 27, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Hello Richard,

Got your message about the updates to the modelers' group and how best to preserve information for the group.  I did two things:  added a page for the current informational topic about which you have been posting ("Trains 3 & 4, Tiger Stripe SD-7s"), and I made you an administrator for the modelers' group.  So you can now edit the page above as you like or, if you'd rather, I can add all the initial content and you can proof-read and edit as desired.  Please take a look when you have a moment and let me know if you have any questions.  Regards,

Mark D.

At 7:12pm on May 3, 2012, Crysta T. Lacey said…

Thanks Richard 

At 7:55am on April 26, 2012, Fred Waldsmith said…

Richard, I hired as a brakeman at Eureka summer of 1971, and worked there until transferring to the SP at Roseville in Feb of '72. I got promoted to an engineer in '73, and I'm still here, and on 1/1/13, I am finally going to retire with over 41 yrs.


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