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NCRA
Thursday 25 Jul 2013, 09:30
Filed under: Humboldt, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, trails | Tags: , ,

Wow, what a lot of rage over nothing. Where was this rage when it was not done legally in the first place? Nope, nothing. Lets get things clear, NCRA directors had nothing to do with this, the Humboldt Mayors did. In order to correct this, there was a revote of the issue. More put in their voice as tends to happen in democracies, and they decided on a better person. I don’t see it as a knock against trails simply because Director Marks is on record wanting trails and trails has been approved long before either one of these two got on board. The two I can think of is Healdburg, the the other is Arcata to Bracutt. Oh yes, most of the A&MR RR to be converted long ago to a trail. Yet these articles and editorials attempt to sell you Stillman would of brought fresh new ideas. Not buying that one.

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THA Speeder Ride Season starting this Saturday and illegal dump cleaned up
Friday 21 Jun 2013, 03:45
Filed under: Humboldt, Samoa, THA | Tags: , , , , ,

First the dump cleanup. Timber Heritage Association volunteers drove hundreds of miles to to pick up and drop off the dump truck from the active part of the railroad. They also drove that railroad capable dump truck back and forth on the railroad to get the trash out of the inaccessible area between Loleta and Fernbridge. So with much help NCRA, NWP, THA, Eel River Resource Recovery, SWAP, Humboldt County, Wendt Construction, CCC, High Rock Conservation Camp, and many volunteers the area was cleaned up. Besides the dump truck, two excavator were used. One was used to load the dump truck, and the other was used load the four large disposal bins that Eel River Resource Recovery donated. We should be proud how much Eel River Resource Recovery does to help cleanup our area.

Humboldt Beacon Article on Cleanup

Speeder Crewcar rides start up this Saturday! What a great way to get a different view of Humboldt Bay and to learn a bit of our history.

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Rail and Trail around Humboldt Bay

I admit being nervous how the committee process would go.  As I told NCRA at their last meeting, what they came up with was very smart. Now we have a rail with trail process around the bay. This gives our area the political capital and economic benefits we need to implement the plan a single way could not. I knew that not all the ties needed to be replaced, and the rail did not need to be replaced, yet you naysayers would not listen. We can finally move forward now that the “squeeze” folks have quieted down. For those who continue to doubt normal maintenance can raise the rail-bed effectively for sea level rise, please understand NCRA already has done this as part of the rebuilding process. They raised the trestle down in Novato. On either side the track needed to  be raised to match the bridge.

I am a part of this process. I do not have a problem with putting a trail along side the rail. I do have a problem with removing the rail for a trail in these vital areas. We need the tourist train. The tourist train is about diversification of our economy.

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Loleta Antique Show and THA Speeder Run this Saturday 9-4ish

Looks to be another great weekend for fun, with some showers. This Saturday is the Loleta Antique Show and Loleta has been kind enough to invite Timber Heritage Association down to run once again. This show sponsored by the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department. According to their website it is one of the largest Antique Shows in Northern California. My only questions is how did I miss these gems for so long?

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Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails this Saturday
Thursday 23 Aug 2012, 09:03
Filed under: Humboldt, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA | Tags: , , , ,

Plus speeder rides all day. The three newest passenger cars have been cleaned up, and will be lit for visitors enjoyment!

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Samoa Speeder rides this Saturday

Speeder Crew Car rides this coming Saturday, 6/23 from 9:00 to 4:00 out in Samoa!!! There are plenty of spaces/seats available with the purchase of a one-day Hammond Club membership.

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