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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Convention

Enduring Rails

Co-sponsored by the Redwood Empire Division of PCR and the NWPRRHS

Wednesday April 4, 2018 through Sunday April 8, 2018 At the Double Tree Hotel in Rohnert Park

for more details go the the convention website at Enduring Rails

History and Modeling presentations, Contests, Layout Tours, prototype tours and Operating Sessions and much much more await.


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 April 12, 2018
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.

Heisler Locomotive #9, The last surviving full-sized piece of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, a railroad once internationally famous as "The Crookedest Railroad in the World", has spent the last 65 years in Scotia, CA. The Pacific Lumber bought the engine and put it on display on Scotia's main street in 1953.
On March 15, a local group called "Friends of #9 LLC" was the successful bidder to purchase the engine from the Town of Scotia. Purchase effort leader Fred Runner will talk about how the successful bid was prepared and the many tasks now needed to return the locomotive to Marin County for public display. Runner will also show a recently-discovered 1928 newsreel film with sound showing the Mountain Railroad in action. After an intermission, additional Mountain Railroad film and photos will be shared.

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 April 21, 2018

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 April 23, 2018

With the majority of the large format scanning work behind us now Gus Campagna will show more of the recently scanned photos and some of the recently scanned maps and plans from the collection. Questions, and even answers, about the Archive will be encouraged. Come and see what is new.

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 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 2018.


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

Also that 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 March 18, 2018

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