Long summer days combined with SMART curtailing passenger service due to COVID has created a window of opportunity to chase the NWP freight from Ignacio to Petaluma. Normally all this is after da... (more)
NWP 3844, former SP 3700, sits in Willits with a sister unit. The two have some obvious frame damage after a collision.
On a beautiful evening in Healdsburg, CA, an NWP engineer chats with a gentleman who likely rode aboard today's NWP Daylight. The train left here in the morning, traveled north to Willits, and ret... (more)
NWP 1501 waits for the Brazos Bridge to lower so the guys can bring the train to the interchange at Lombard.
June 24th, 2018
NWP 2009 shoves a cut of cars down the Water Street Spur while switching Hunt and Behrens Feed in Petaluma, as the sun sets.
NWP 4324 South makes its way through the oak trees along the right of way with three SD9s for power.
The NWP Daylight comes off Ridge Hill and continues its journey back to Healdsburg from Willits.
NWP crews swap trains at Geyserville.
Revisiting the Schellville deadline last month, some changes have taken since i was there in December. The caboose along with Tri-City Railroad VO-1000M, that was once working Mare Island has move... (more)
A short NWP freight trundles over the Petaluma River swing bridge on its way to Ignacio. Alignment issues with the 106-year old bridge delayed the train until after the sun had dipped behind the m... (more)
With a short train in tow, NWP 1501 notches out and accelerates to track speed across the Wingo lift bridge. The 1920 product of Toledo, Ohio carries both the tracks of the NWP and the local road ... (more)
Shoving out of the wye and into Schellville Yard, 1501 looks right at home on the NWP. Originally built as Southern Pacific 2694 in December, 1974, 1501 has served the NWP for about a year now.
Running back over the crossing to grab some tank cars out of the Schellville Wye, Northwestern Pacific 1501 passes the depot and signs for a local cherry farmer.
NWP 1501 heads east through the marsh at Black Point, bound for the CFNR interchange at Lombard.