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Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Historical Society

Preserving the heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

A not for profit California Corporation

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Caboose #13

P&SR #1

Car #29/123

Baggage #605


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The Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (NWPRRHS) was founded over thirty years ago. It is dedicated to preserving the rich and colorful heritage of Redwood Empire railroading. We accomplish this through acquisition, preservation and display efforts as well as through gathering oral histories of people who have contributed to our regional history.

For detailed information about the Society and how to join, please click on About Us.

For a brief history of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, and a System Map, please click on NWP History.

Our long-established William R. Hogarty Library has a priceless collection of photos, maps, drawings and other related memorabilia, associated with the NWP RR. These materials are now in our new Archive space. For more information about the collections in our archival library and how to get there, please click on Library.

The NWPRRHS conducts quarterly railroad history programs in Marin and Sonoma counties. Please click on the Events page for dates and location information.

The NWPRRHS is continuing to restore vintage railroad rolling stock. We started with NWP Caboose #13, now on display and in service at Roots of Motive Power in Willits. Our P&SR Caboose #1 project is finished. We have taken on three new project cars, they are CP Coach #29 (NWP #123) and SF&NP Baggage #5 (NWP #605) and just acquired, Petaluma and Santa Rosa Boxcar # 2, that road's first boxcar. We work every other Saturday on the restoration of these wonderful cars, at the corner of Washington and Baylis in Petaluma. You are invited to join us.


For information about Caboose #13 - its acquisition, move and making a contribution to the final restoration and ongoing maintenance, please click on Caboose #13.

For information about P&SR #1 - its acquisition, move and making a contribution to the ongoing maintenance, please click on P&SR #1.

For information about NWP Coach #123 - its acquisition, move and making a contribution to the ongoing restoration, please click on Car 29/123.

For information about NWP Baggage #605 - its acquisition, move and making a contribution to the restoration, please click on Baggage 605.

For information about our latest acquisition please click this link to P&SR #2

The Society has some logo items and other goodies for sale. These include books about the NWP, DVDs of the NWP, and video of talks given at our history talks in Santa Rosa and San Rafael. Click in the button below for details.

NEW book for Sale. NWP Steam Locos.
by Joseph Strapac.
Click Here to go to the PayPal purchase page

You can now make a recurring donation to the Society via your credit card. Click this link to go the the form. Print it, fill it out and mail it to PO Box 667 Santa Rosa CA 95402-0667.

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Last updated on September 17, 2020

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