RailPictures.Net Photo: NWP 1501 Northwestern Pacific Railroad EMD MP15DC at Sonoma, California by John West
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» Northwestern Pacific Railroad (more..)
» EMD MP15DC (more..)
» Wingo 
» Sonoma, California, USA (more..)
» January 13, 2021
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» NWP 1501 (more..)
» Unknown
» John West (more..)
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Another one from my Covid gallery of close to home pix, number five of the series. Low sun on a short train heading west from Schellville. At one time Schellville was the interchange between the NWP and the SP, today's NWP runs over the former SP to an interchange with the Cal Northern at Lombard. The train is approaching Wingo, which through its history has had track of three gauges. The first was a prismoidal monorail which didn't last long because nobody could figure out how to build a grade crossing with the country roads it needed to cross to get more than a few miles north. Then came a three foot gauge line, and not too long after that standard gauge. At one time this was also the junction of a line intended to provide competitive service from Tiburon to the Napa Valley, but apparently the service was not sucessful and the shortcut fell into disuse and then abandoned long ago. Today Wingo is quiet, surrounded mostly by wetlands. This is area subject to flooding when rains combine with king tides, and it is not unusual for high water to be lapping at the ends of the ties....or higer.
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