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March 2014 Blog Posts (4)

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I cleaned the locomotive with Windex on a make-up sponge, while wearing disposable gloves. I do this on all weathering projects to remove fingerprints/dust etc. I masked the lights; windows; the speaker grills under the fuel tank and the area between the truck…

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Added by Jennifer on March 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Discuss Epic NWP Pictures Site

I just came across this. I'm sure many of you have seen it, but it has some amazing photos. I'm still wading through them though so can't comment completely. Dave S. will love this, although I bet he's seen it already. 

https://sites.google.com/site/pics19703/home…

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Added by Tommy Tommy on March 16, 2014 at 7:13pm — 10 Comments

Discuss SMART Groundbreaking Article

http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_25323222/smart-track-work-begins-marin-service-starts-by

There are some good pictures.

The author asserts that some of the rails and ties are from the 1920's but that doesn't soudn right to me. Don't ties only last 20-30 years? And don't rails have to be pulled out too because they weaken through interal…

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Added by Tommy Tommy on March 14, 2014 at 3:48pm — 11 Comments

Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor

At the NCRA Board of Directors meeting today, NCRA will be presented with an estimate to repair the rail line from Windsor to Redwood Valley, which is North of Ukiah.  In the report, NCRA will be presented with four different scenarios, and will decide which repair scenario is the most economical for them to proceed with.

  1. Windsor - Redwood Valley (59.4 miles)
    1. Estimated Cost from NWP - $20.7 million
    2. Repairs line to North end of siding, MP 122.3
      1. Replace…
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Added by James Bradley, Jr. on March 12, 2014 at 2:00am — 24 Comments

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