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Added by Crysta T. Lacey on November 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Stories in the Argus Courier

Hi all,
Two stories relative to the NWPRRHS on
First is a photo essay about thee caboose move. Nice historical shots are included.
Second is in the obituary page. Long time member and former president Don Brewer passed away early this month.
Check out the stories.

Added by Gus Campagna on November 5, 2009 at 11:02am — No Comments

NCRA Locomotive

When i was talking to a neighbor last week, i let it slip that im a huge train buff and that i know alot about the NWP. He said he had heard a rumor that the NCRA had bought a locomotive, and he wanted to confirm it. embarassingly, i had no idea. I was wondering if anyone on the NWP network had any idea about this. While at the Redwood Empire Live Steamers meet in October, i over heard one of the riders say the NCRA was going to restore the 2 NWP locomotives and one of the more salvagable GP9s… Continue

Added by Chad Gustafson on October 19, 2009 at 8:46pm — 42 Comments


when the line ran from 96-98, did the NWP own the black widow GPs and SDs? or were they leased? i can't find a solid confermation in the two years ive been looking. I know that when the line shut down, the locos were sent back to Omnitrax, but 2 stayed.

Added by Chad Gustafson on September 13, 2009 at 9:48am — No Comments

Wheres # 112?

Hey, i had one questine. I recently visited the Cal State RR mueseum, and explored pretty much the whole site, but could find no trace of NWP 10 wheeler #112. The closest i came to a NWP piece of rolling stock was one of the NPC locos on display in the round house.

I asked an employee (or vollunteer, i can't remember) where #112 was. He said he didn't know of any NWP equiment. When i got home, I cheaked the CSRRM website, but didn't find anything NWP, except that the museum in Jamestown… Continue

Added by Chad Gustafson on September 3, 2009 at 7:24pm — 8 Comments

Equipment Preservation

Hi folks, Here is a new dilemma, two pieces of historical value are up for 'grabs'. The first is SP 10 now in Texas; waterlogged from a hurricane and facing the scrapper. This was on the NWP for quite a while as the lone passenger service vehicle before AMTRAK started up. The second is a Whitcomb switcher currently at the Port of Sacramento. It too will soon see the scrappers torch if someone does not step forward to take her to a new home, SOON.

see: portof sac loco.jpg for a picture of… Continue

Added by Gus Campagna on August 4, 2009 at 10:59pm — 9 Comments

NWP Forever

My first time seeing the NWP was as a young man right out of the military. I had heard the stories about the road but not until I started hauling lumber out of the north coast did I get a look at the road.

I was born about 20 years to late to see the NWP in it greatness, but I finally got the chance to ride the line when the North Coast Daylight was running. That was a wedding present from my second wife and something I will never forget.

Added by Shannon Smith on July 25, 2009 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

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