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  1. Let's get a little "classic" here...Today was a...

    Let's get a little "classic" here...Today was a rare day as a bunch of boxcars were pulled from the East end of the Reno Branch* and brought down to Portola, CA., to be joined with the Canyon Crawler...
  2. Part two is further up the canyon. Semi-themed...

    Part two is further up the canyon. Semi-themed here...A chase of the Z-DLSK-24 wound me up in the Feather River Canyon today. I was headed up to my spring/summer home in the mountains when I heard...
  3. Semi-themed here...A chase of the Z-DLSK-24 wound...

    Semi-themed here...A chase of the Z-DLSK-24 wound me up in the Feather River Canyon today. I was headed up to my spring/summer home in the mountains when I heard this train calling signals out of...
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    Chasing a Z-WSPNBY can be a challenge, but when...

    Chasing a Z-WSPNBY can be a challenge, but when it departs UNDER POWERED, chasing it across 500 miles of territory including "side trips" down dirt roads (bringing the total closer to 1K+ miles),...
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    BNSF Seligman & Needles Chase

    Chasing a Z-WSPNBY can be a challenge, but when it departs UNDER POWERED, chasing it across 500 miles of territory including "side trips" down dirt roads (bringing the total closer to 1K+ miles), was...
  6. Today, I managed to catch a UP storage move train...

    Today, I managed to catch a UP storage move train being switched out into Portola, CA., to be taken to several different places including down the Reno Sub towards Reno, NV. I counted just over 3...
  7. A spreader comes West (Compass South) from the...

    A spreader comes West (Compass South) from the Northern region of the NWP where snow has become a new norm during the winter. Not enough to really plow but enough to use the spreader to keep the...
  8. A spreader comes West (Compass South) from the...

    A spreader comes West (Compass South) from the Northern region of the NWP where snow has become a new norm during the winter. Not enough to really plow but enough to use the spreader to keep the...
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    Sadly it's just a laptop...I wasn't too concerned...

    Sadly it's just a laptop...I wasn't too concerned about the graphics, more the load elsewhere...Like the amount of tiles actually loaded and the sound.

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  10. NWP Interurban #500 departs San Rafael, CA., and...

    NWP Interurban #500 departs San Rafael, CA., and runs 2nd to 5th Street and then down to San Anselmo Hub. A 15 minute layover and then Interurban #500 departs for Stinson, CA.

    Image 1) Sitting at...
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    Steve, I currently have the draw distance at...

    Steve,

    I currently have the draw distance at 1500M with distant mountains at 1000km...Unless I'm missing something...?

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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    Derek here are the specs! Regards, -Frank...

    Derek here are the specs!

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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  13. I was on my way home during the afternoon commute...

    I was on my way home during the afternoon commute when I heard of a 1 car ex-PE 600 series running around DURING commutes. Usually the NWP streetcar commutes are no less than 2 cars for each...
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    Resources Used...

    Without posting the actual log, maybe someone can help me figure out a reduction of resources here. FWIW I'm running on my own built route using a Tim Muir ex-Pacific Electric car in this scenario....
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    Got it. That's how I do it now anyway... :) ...

    Got it. That's how I do it now anyway... :)

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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    Lookin good. May I suggest the cantilever on the...

    Lookin good. May I suggest the cantilever on the right put a crossbuck on BOTH top sides. It is rare but I have seen it done before.

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  17. Winslow to Flagstaff, AZ I caught the...

    Winslow to Flagstaff, AZ I caught the Z-MEMLAC-13A as I followed a few trains West, this was the largest on the system. The particular reason for following this train was BNSF 4723 was the lead unit....
  18. Yesterday was a rare treat for the kids as Thomas...

    Yesterday was a rare treat for the kids as Thomas came to play on the Mt. Tam section of the NWP Railroad. Seen here, a double whammy took place. The TWO water tenders used to take water up to the...
  19. It must be that time of the month again...MoW...

    It must be that time of the month again...MoW Monday!! NWPY1500 and two slugs shove a bunch of RCGX empties back towards Santa Rosa, CA., on the P&SR. They'll go down to Petaluma to the Rock Quarry...
  20. It's 0600 (6:00 A.M.) and the P&SR departs Santa...

    It's 0600 (6:00 A.M.) and the P&SR departs Santa Rosa, CA., for points West including Bodega Bay Yard. Some switching is done along the way, including down the P&SR Petaluma Branch.

    Image 1) "In...
  21. A chase between Las Vegas and Yermo then the next...

    A chase between Las Vegas and Yermo then the next day through Barstow and Dunn on the UP Cima Sub including a bonus shot on the UP Coast Sub...Just got back and processed this set. Today this 'mixed'...
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    Sorry I didn't see this sooner!! It is based in...

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner!! It is based in Sonoma/Marin and a little of Mendocino/Solano Counties... The old REDWOOD ROUTE of the NWP/SP.

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  23. On the last rainy day we had, I heard of a...

    On the last rainy day we had, I heard of a special move from Willits to American Canyon and points East. The NWP3800 and SP7231 came up light power from San Rafael and picked up 5 ex-AMBOX cars that...
  24. Indeed! I think it's the longest train I've ever...

    Indeed! I think it's the longest train I've ever cobbled together too!

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  25. Indeed! I think it's the longest train I've ever...

    Indeed! I think it's the longest train I've ever cobbled together too!

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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