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Emilio Galo
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Emilio Galo's Discussions

Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
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Saw a question here on the page, and wanted to open it up for discussion. Is rail biking or even a possible train excursion able to be accomplished from Willits to just before Ridge? How badly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hallman Sep 1.

Reopening the line to South Fork?
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Hey everyone, I know I have not done a discussion in forever, but I have a question to ask. Would reopening the line from Samoa to South Fork be profitable? I was speaking with Michael Presson, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S. Jan 29, 2018.

NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
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Today I wanted to talk about the NWP, in its current condition, and what it was like before FRA shut it down on the northern end. For years, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad has been sitting idle on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emilio Galo Mar 10.

Why did they remove the tracks from the Willits crossing?
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I was looking on google maps, and i came across this crossing, but with no tracks, and  pile of something just sitting behind the former signal box. Can anyone tell me why or when they were removed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve lang Jul 22, 2016.

 

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Emilio Galo commented on B Richards's photo
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Petaluma November 1993

"Richard, I looked up the origins of #200 and it appears she is former DM&IR 138."
3 hours ago
Richard C. Brand commented on Emilio Galo's status
"And may be the final resting place for 1922 as I posted several weeks ago."
4 hours ago
Emilio Galo posted a status
"What ever happened to BUGX 7632?"
5 hours ago
Emilio Galo commented on Mark Howe's photo
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BUGX 7632

"Going to resurrect this long thread, Whatever happened to 7632? I haven't seen anything regarding it's whereabouts or if it's in freight service. "
5 hours ago
Emilio Galo commented on Graeme Ceballos's photo
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"Looks like the "Grey Ghost" is starting to appear on 1922 again. When is the last time she was used?"
Sep 8
Tim Hallman replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"As I remember it, Willits to Ridge was around 1.5% and Laughlin to Ridge came close to 3%.  Towards the end, SP would run 9 loads our of Willits, going south per sd9.  They would double that for empties coming in.  California Northern…"
Sep 1
Dave S. replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"Richard A. Custer posted these track profiles over six years ago: http://nwprr.net/photo/nwp-profiles There are five images in all, use the Next button to view."
Aug 30
Ed Erwin replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"Thats better than 2% sure LOL! have a good day!"
Aug 29
Emilio Galo replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"I believe it was around 2-3%, I'm not 100% sure."
Aug 27
Emilio Galo replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"I did not know that the tracks up there were that bad. Is this because of the rain in 2005 that caused the washout at Laughlin? Just for the record I would hike that section of track to see it for myself if possible."
Aug 27
Ed Erwin replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"Percentage wise what are the steepest grades on the NWP going north? I alway thought most railroads keeped the grade at 2% or less."
Aug 27
Jeff Moore replied to Emilio Galo's discussion Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?
"At least a couple large and several smaller washouts on the Willits to Ridge section, so no it is not passable.  Same with speeders.  Biggest issue I see with any form of railbikes is the steep grades, very few people are going to want to…"
Aug 26
Emilio Galo commented on Jason Peterich's group Northwestern Pacific to Healdsburg
"The reason why I am asking that question is because i'm not sure if SMART, if they ever do go to Healdsburg, would rip out all of the spurs entirely, or leave them in place."
Aug 23
Emilio Galo commented on Jason Peterich's group Northwestern Pacific to Healdsburg
"Been a while since I've been in this group. If NWP ever manages to get up to Healdsburg, would they be interested in servicing the industries up there? Maybe even a possible wine train north to Cloverdale once all is in operating order…"
Aug 23
Emilio Galo posted a discussion

Is A Rail Excursion to Ridge from Willits even feasible?

Saw a question here on the page, and wanted to open it up for discussion. Is rail biking or even a possible train excursion able to be accomplished from Willits to just before Ridge? How badly damaged are the tracks that lead up to Ridge? From what I've seen from 101 it doesn't look too bad, although I would need to look with greater detail into exploring it. Also, is this section able to run a speeder?EmilioSee More
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

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I saw it on my search results for NWP Railroad
Favorite NWP locomotive or piece of rolling stock, if you have one?
CWR #45, NWP #3190, NWP #1922

Emilio Galo's Blog

Could reopening the line between Cloverdale and Redwood Valley be less expensive?

I know this might be a far fetched idea, but would reactivating the corridor between Redwood Valley and Cloverdale be less expensive than trying to reopen the line to South Fork? Judging by the pictures I've seen of the Russian River Canyon, all the tracks need is ballast filled in and brush removed. The tunnels are in great shape too, (Except tunnel #4, was that the one that caught fire?) but could that be fixed? Also, maybe CWR could take advantage of this as well, and run their…

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Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments

Is the Northern End still in consideration for reopening service to Eureka?

I was wondering if service would ever return to the northern end of the railroad, as they have returned to the southern portion of the line. I know it would take a lot of cash and a lot of repair work, but could it be done? I think it could be done. I would like to see trains running north again, even if it is in the distant future. 

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:00am — 27 Comments

Some news on THA, We are getting closer to Trains running again!

Found out some handy information on THA from a fellow NWP fan.

One, current operating negotiations between THA and NRCA specify speeder-only on the Samoa, Eureka, Fortuna, and Loleta segments. Two, the closest thing operable in the collection (that isn't Falk 1) is a 44 tonner in 
mid-restoration state, and everything in the facilities is landlocked from the NWP, sitting on panel track. Three, the museum's current goals (obviously dictated on…

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Posted on August 11, 2016 at 10:22am

Is NWP repairing this locomotive? I'm confused.

Came across this picture on the web, and it appears that 4347 has had all of her lights replaced, is NWP planning to repair her? If you have any information regarding this locomotive, please let me know. Also, what is the current status of #3804? Is she still sitting in the dead line?







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Posted on August 3, 2016 at 3:21am — 4 Comments

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At 8:52pm on January 13, 2019, Richard C. Brand said…

Emilio:

I love your comments.  I am now a member of the local Sonoma Cty group titled Friends of SMART" and they have a meeting in Petaluma this coming Wednesday before the SMART Board meeting.

If you want me to bring up something at that meeting send me a note.

At 4:33pm on June 9, 2016, Andrew Roth said…

Hey Emilio, thanks for the comment on my wall! Unfortunately they can't put a P3 on 1501 due to the K3LA being locked on (something UP did to it). 

At 7:34am on November 4, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Emilio! 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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