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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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Engine 136, 4-6-0, on Train 1 along the Eel River, 1914. Stindt Collection


The Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (NWPRRHS) was founded thirty years ago. It seeks to preserve the rich and diverse heritage of Redwood Empire railroading and to keep abreast of the patterns of change as they evolve. The Society attempts to accomplish this mission through acquisition of maps, photographs, drawings, statistical data, artifacts and other memorabilia. Also, by publishing results of our historical research and studies and by recording oral histories from participants who contributed to a significant aspect of our regional heritage. In addition, NWP-related historical displays, largely prepared from our archival collections, are exhibited and maintained at the Santa Rosa Depot and the Cloverdale Depot.

The Society provides the opportunity for research and publication, participation in restoration as well as preservation efforts, and excursions relating to the NWP. Also, it provides informative and entertaining public programs, and the chance to meet, socialize and travel with people sharing this railroad's history. Regular meetings are held at different locations within the Redwood Empire. The Annual Dinner recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the cause of railroad history and preservation.

The Society compiles, edits and produces two publications. One, a newsletter, The Headlight, keeps members abreast of railroading in the Redwood Empire. The second, a semiannual illustrated magazine, The Northwesterner, contains articles of historical interest written by well known authors and historians.

The Society is a non-profit educational and charitable California corporation and federal 501(c)(3)organization with no formal ties to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company or its parent corporations.

For information about becoming a member in the Society, please click on Join Society.

For a brochure about the Society, please email the NWPRRHS Secretary.

For a description of the collections in our archival library, please click on Library.

For an index of articles in the Northwesterner, please click on Publications.

Current Society Officers And Board Members

For Fiscal Year 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016


President - Charlie Siebenthal vandtrr@cs.com

Vice President - Greg Phillips

Secretary - Gus Campagna nwprrhs-sec@comcast.net

Treasurer - Angelo Figone


Richard Fries

Scott Bowdish

Mike Manson

Alex DeCarli

Ron Vane

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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 667 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0667

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