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NWPRRHS Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday January 19, 2019

Meeting will be held at the Archive, 1364 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Start time is 10:00 am.


The next program will be on Monday January 28, 2019

President Charlie Siebenthal will present an illustrated talk on the history of the San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad. The SF&NP, also known as the "Donahue Road," was built from Donahue on Petaluma Creek to Santa Rosa and then extended to Healdsburg and Cloverdale, partialy funded be a Sonoma County bond issue. Eventually extended to Uliah, Guerneville, San Rafael and Tiburon, the SF&NP was the standard gauge mainline of what was to become the NWPRR.

The program is free to the public so bring a friend to Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave, Santa Rosa.

Parking in the rear of the building.

Take 101 to the College Avenue exit. Turn west onto College Avenue. Monroe Hall is on the left just past the Safeway Store.

For further information please contact Charlie Siebenthal at 707-838-8882 or vandtrr@cs.com

Please mark this date on your calendars.

Doors open at 7:30 pm., with the program starting at 8. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, although donations to cover the cost of renting Monroe Hall are welcome.

If you wish to receive an email reminder of each program please send an email entitled "WN list" to Charlie Siebenthal at vandtrr@cs.com your email address will be held confidential.


The Northwestern Pacific Railroad History Symposium (NWPRRHS) program has moved to the Elks Club in San Rafael. The address is 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA.

The next program will be on Thursday January 10, 2019

The quarterly NWPRRHS program will be held in the CARRIAGE HOUSE at the Elk's Club.
This is the building near the parking lot at the top of the hill.

NWPRRHS member and Archive volunteer Bob Battles will present an illustrated talk on Sonoma County's first electric railroad, the Petaluma & Santa Rosa. Bob Battles's decades of service as a volunteer at the Western Railway Museum and his experience in operating their electric equipment gives him a unique perspective on the P&SR's electric equipment and operations. Bob will cover both the history of the railroad and its electric equipment.

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society will also have an assortment of treasures (DVDs, caps, shirts, mugs and maps) available for sale.

Doors open at 7:30 pm., with the program starting at 8. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, although we are asking for a $5.00 donation to cover the rental costs. There is parking in back of the building.

Restoration and Archive Work Schedule

Follow this link to see the work schedule for 2018.


The Archive holds regular work sessions on Thursdays from 10am-4pm. We are located at 1364 No McDowell Blvd in Petaluma.

Also the NWPRRHS Archive/Library is open on the First Saturday of each Month from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

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and was last updated on November 27, 2018

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