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1501 with 10 grain cars a loaded open hopper and caboose pointing towards shelville. 135pm

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Comment by Richard C. Brand on August 6, 2018 at 10:19pm

August 6 10:45 AM.  Seen from 101 so oculdn't count the number but the grain hoppers still sitting at the wye pointed towards Schellville.  One Herzog hopper and old SP caboose sitting uncoupled a couple of lengths behind.  

Comment by Richard C. Brand on August 3, 2018 at 9:09pm

That may indicate that the NWP is providing power for the SMART MoW work.  Could that caboose be the one that has been sitting in Schellville and now being used as crew quarters for the MoW operation?

As a soon to be Sonoma County resident I'd really like to know who is paying for this trackwork, SMART or Herzog.  Seems early to have to redo the "new" roadbed.

Comment by Carl O'Connor on August 3, 2018 at 4:25pm
Yes it is a Herzog hopper. They have a loading ramp under the highway 37 overpass where they are piling gravel and loading the car.
Comment by Richard C. Brand on August 3, 2018 at 3:40pm

Carl:

Did you notice if the open hopper was marked Herzog on the side?  SMART has been doing track maintenance: https://patch.com/california/novato/smart-crews-conducting-track-ma...

and this would explain the hopper noted by Tom Curran in his post.

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