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Preserving the heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

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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 July 11, 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 Bob Battles will discuss the various types of steam locomotives, their inner workings. Come learn what made them go.

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.

NWPRRHS Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday July 20, 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 July 22, 2019

NWPRRHS member and noted Guerneville Historian John Shubert will take us along the NWPRR's Russian River Branch from Fulton to Guerneville. John will mix tidbits of history with photographs, many of which have seldom been seen before.

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.

Special Event

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society and the Pacific Coast Region of the National Model Railroad Association invite you to attend the


Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, California
September 14/15, 2019

Details and Registration forms coming soon.

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 June 27, 2019

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