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NWPRRHS Program -- Corte Madera

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad History Symposium (NWPRRHS) program has moved to the Book Passage in Corte Madera. The address is 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera, CA.

The next program will be on Thursday January 9, 2020

Program to be announced shortly.

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

Doors open at 7:30 pm., with the program starting at 8. Refreshments are availble at the Book Passage. There is no charge, although we are asking for a $5.00 donation to cover the rental costs. There is a parking lot next to the building.

NWPRRHS Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday October 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 October 28, 2019

Bob Battles presentation will cover mainly a brief history of steam locomotives, basic mechanics and construction, their inner workings, the physics involved in making steam, boiler appliances, various types and breeds of steam engines, how they compared with diesel locomotives and factors leading to their demise. Over 50 PowerPoint slides will be shown and it should last around 80 minutes plus an intermission.

The program is free to the public so bring a friend to Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave, Santa Rosa.
We do ask for a $5.00 donation to help cover rental costs.

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.

Restoration and Archive Work Schedule

Follow this link to see the work schedule for 2019.


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 October 17, 2019

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