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1922 in Petaluma.  Not sure when it arrived, but 1922 came to town with yet more grain.  I think it brought in 4 cars.  There were 8 already here, when it departed (with 2009) it had 9 in tow, and at least 3 on the siding at H&B.  2009 was trailing and it did appear there was some heat exhaust, though 1922 seemed to be doing the work.

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Comment by Zachary M. Toler on September 30, 2011 at 1:56am

I also think I seen somewhere on here that 1922 is $500 a day, 2009 is $550.



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Comment by Zachary M. Toler on September 30, 2011 at 1:53am

Also, SP or UP would have played hardball w/ NOvato, enviro lawsuits and anything else in their way, but NWP is a start up at this point. Unlike SP/UP, if they lose a lawsuit, they don't have lots of money to eat it, nor to fight it out. No, NWP should do whatever it takes to avoid lawsuits, as much as possible, at least for now. No matter what, there's ALWAYS going to be at LEAST one nut suing about something, but if the NWP complies w/ the more reasonable demands (if that's the word you want to call them), then they will likely have the support of the general public.


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Comment by Zachary M. Toler on September 30, 2011 at 1:39am

Gensets/Low Emissions/Natural Gas powered units were at one point being picked up by big railroads, because CA offered a subsidy or tax break for buing these units, basicly making them free. This made them temporarily popular (free locomotives always are, I imagine) but either this program has expired, or these units tend to have more problems, becuase the big railroads seem to be investing more in green road power.


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Comment by Chad Gustafson on September 17, 2011 at 9:19pm
Just the fact that it helped cut down on lawsuits is enough. If I was a railroad manager, having a Genset and little to no lawsuits and bad publicity is better then a geep with lots of money tied up in lawsuits..
Comment by Mike Davis on September 17, 2011 at 8:09pm
2009 has a use besides being green, it saves the railroad a lot in gas.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on September 17, 2011 at 8:03pm
2009 (I hate to argue) isnt all that expensive, except for the price of the locomotive itself. I have to argue about how much its probably saved the NWP, and kept (the anoying kind) enviromentalist out of their hair. Unfortunintly, theres going to be know way of getting around having a"green" locomotive. Its not usless, im all for saving the enviroment, its just good to have 1922 as a back up.
Comment by B Richards on September 16, 2011 at 5:07pm

I just found a video of todays train SB out of town. Do a Google search for "YouTube NWP 1922 & RJC 2009"  Very interesting action today.  This must be why the 2009 has been up at Willowbrook Feeds for the last couple of days.

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