NWP 4324 South makes its way through the oak trees along the right of way with three SD9s for power.
The Northwestern Pacific Daylight departs Healdsburg for Willits.
NWP 4327 and 4324 meet at Geyserville to swap trains.
The northbound Northwestern Pacific Daylight rolls off Ridge Hill behind a pair of SD9s and a chop nose GP9.
Three SD9s haul a southbound manifest.
Crew prepare to swap trains at Geyserville and then return to their home terminals of Willits and Schellville.
The 1st in a series of excursions on the NWP is just under way, departing Healdsburg northbound for the round trip to Willits. The trips were run to promote the new NWP, yet thanks to mother natur... (more)
A brace of former Espee SD9E's, freshly dressed up in NWPs spiffy paint scheme. However, in just a short time the NWPs luck would hit a downward spiral that would end up in eventual bankruptcy.
After switching a lumber mill, 4324 South departs for its next switching assignment along the railroad.
The conductor on the northbound NWP Daylight takes the opportunity while the train waits for 4305 South to check some equipment on lead SD9 4324.
NWP crews swap trains from Willits and Schelleville at Windsor.
Northwestern Pacific's "Daylight" proceeds north toward Willits along Highway 101.
The northbound Nothwestern Pacific Daylight passenger special holds the main at Upland, waiting for 5305 South, a freight, to meet it through the siding.