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August 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Train, Wed 8/24/11

Looks like a train this afternoon delivered to H&B, but did not pick-up empties at Dairymen's. Does anyone know if it continued up to SS to overnight?

Added by Dan Keller on August 24, 2011 at 7:03pm — 9 Comments

North Western Posibilities

This is my first attempt at a blog, so here goes! Welcome, Folks! OK, I had an idea, what kinds of loads could be on the NWP in the near future? We know they have covered hoppers of grain for the two feed mills, and lumber for Standard Structures, but what's next? How about gravel export, a container port on Humboldt Bay, maybe wind turbine parts for the planned project on Bear River Ridge? I want your thoughts, what do…

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Added by Zachary M. Toler on August 2, 2011 at 12:35am — 29 Comments

NWP Ferryboat "Eureka" at Hyde Street Pier,San Francisco

Most of you probably know about the Ferryboat "Eureka" on display in San Francisco.  I used to like to go over there and take the engine room tour.  They start the tour at the engineer's control station and show you how the walking beam engine is "barred over" by the operator to get the boat underway.  Then the tour goes down below into the boiler room to see the condenser and the bank of fire tube boilers.  They explain their operation and once the tour guide pointed out how the main shaft,…

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Added by Paul Gardner on August 1, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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