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April 2010 Blog Posts (2)

A Million Dollars a Mile

I've be watching a lot of train videos since recuperating from foot surgery and I came across an estimate by Union Pacific Railroad in one of the videos that mentioned that they spend a million dollars a mile to add first class trackage to their system. One day last month at BART's Richmond Yard I watched their track crew in action replacing cross ties and reballasting their mainline. Everything was automated.

Anyway, I've heard estimates to repair the NWP at 500 million…


Added by Paul Gardner on April 9, 2010 at 5:45pm — 6 Comments

Eureka Yard

This is my first ever blog. So, here it goes.

Eureka Yard Remains

When I visited Eureka in Nov.09, I tried to find as many remnants of the NWP as I could. However I was limited at the time because my wife was on board and let's just say that she is not a railfan and leave it at that. I found the display at Scotia and the roundhouse at Samoa and the trestle at South Fork. But what I really wanted to do was find what's left of the Eureka Yard.…


Added by Paul Gardner on April 8, 2010 at 4:05pm — 2 Comments

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