Capdiamont\’s Weblog


Various NWP area railroad news
Saturday 7 Nov 2009, 12:02
Filed under: Humboldt, Marin, Napa Valley, North Coast Railroad, Railroad, Samoa

THA finishes lower boiler shop roof!

Lower boiler shop roof finished Nov 2009, Samoa, CA

Lower boiler shop roof finished Nov 2009, Samoa, CA

TS: Answering the call

Various retired teachers volunteering their time.

Some retired teachers rack up an incredible number of hours focused mainly on one special interest. A good example of that kind of dedication is Mike Kellogg, retired social science teacher at Eureka High School. A man of many talents, he has given most of his 1,150 reported volunteer hours this past year for the Timber Heritage Association.

SF Gate: Bill Provines – fireman on novel train – dies

Bill Provines, the last surviving employee of the famous “crookedest railroad in the world” that once climbed Mount Tamalpais, died Friday at his home in Novato of heart failure. He was 101.


Vacaville The Reporter: Rail cars arrive for refurbishment

Drivers crossing the Wichels Causeway on and off Mare Island on Wednesday were privy to a recent rarity on the island: A train chugging across, whistle blowing.

Wednesday marked the first installment of Mare Island newcomer business Alstom’s plans to refurbish 66 Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains. The initial three passenger cars to grace newly aligned track leading into Alstom’s Building 599 warehouse were towed by Alstom venture partner, San Francisco Bay Railroad.

I’m pretty sure it was a horn, not a whistle blowing. Thanks to Shawn for providing this one.

Link to video, embedded didn’t seem to work for me.

Here is a quick timelapse video of the recent joining of the P&SR Caboose #1 onto it’s newly rebuilt trucks. More video of the event coming soon.

NVR: Devlin extension gets rolling

For the next several weeks, trucks will build a section of a bridge over railroad tracks north of Green Island Road, using soil from a hill near Napa County Airport.

Map of area

Green Island road is south of, and runs along the tracks leading to NWP/NCRA. Should provide another vantage point for railfans.

1948 U.S. Railroad Atlas Thanks to those who have posted this online.

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1 Comment

Glad to be able to help! Keep up the good work. I really apperiate being kept up-to-date on railroad news in our area on your blog.

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