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NWP and Napa Valley railroad news

Trolley group says thanks

Editor: The Petaluma Trolley Living History Museum had yet another successful music extravaganza, held June 20 at the Yellow Barn. Our list of supporters allowed us to continue our preservation efforts in a very festive way. One of our missions is to keep the city of Petaluma and our community informed of the restoration efforts of our historic trolley system and trestle.

Foremost, our thanks go out to Rich and Angela DeCarli for their support. At 110 Baylis St., our museum’s inventory has increased and we hold our business meetings there. Currently, the museum will be open the first and third Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our supporters play an invaluable part in all that we stand for. Deep appreciation and gratitude goes out to: Bella Luma Caffe, Lagunitas Brewery, Preferred Sonoma Caterers and Napa Sonoma Vineyards Group. We also thank musicians: The Artifacts, D’Bunchovus, Bruce Kurnow, Chris Rowan, Scott Gerber & Cori Wood, Larry Potts, Los Gu’achis, Steve Della Maggiora and Andrea Stevick. Thanks also to all our volunteers. See you next year.

Trixy Fraser, recording secretary, Petaluma Trolley

TH: Redirecting rails for an industrial transport rebirth at Mare Island

What looked like deconstruction of a portion of Mare Island’s railroad tracks Monday was actually a partial rebirth for island industrial transport.

For about the past month, Pinole-based Industrial Railways Company workers have kept a low profile as they prepared to redirect track just behind the Mare Island Convention Center over the Wichels Causeway, said company partner Craig Nolan.

TS: Riding the rails: New book features California’s railroading past

”Railroads of California” celebrates Golden State railroading, offering a colorful look at California’s legendary railroads, the men who built and ran them and the engineering feats that made them possible. It also explores the legacy those railroads have left in the form of the state’s historic tourist roads and museums, as well as modern railroad operations.

Erasmus P. Kitty Presents: The 2nd Annual 2009 Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta & Exposition of Mechanical & Artistic Wonders!
Hand-built Railcar Races!

A Splendid Celebration of Art, Science and Ingenuity, for the Delight and Edification of all who attend.

A Spectacle for both Young and Old!


Hand-Built Railcar Races, Arts, Performance, Live Music, Crafts, Fine Foods, Costumed Rabble & more!
Sunday, September 27th, 2009. 11 am to 6 pm.
Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA, in Depot Park between 4th / 5th Streets & Wilson Street
FREE to all denizens of delight and merriment
Why, for a Splendid Celebration of Art, Science and Ingenuity, for the Delight and Edification of all who attend, of course!

NVR: License flap on flood project

The Napa flood project ran into a wave of embarrassment this week when it appeared that the company with the $65 million federal railroad relocation contract had let its license expire.

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