Your choice for Freight by Rail from Schellville to Windsor

Northwestern Pacific over the Petaluma River at dawn, Black Point, CA. ©2018 Davis Strench

Northwestern Pacific over the Petaluma River at dawn, Black Point, CA. ©2018 Davis Strench

Old is new again

 

Why choose freight by rail?

With roots going back to 1869, the NWP railroad began a new chapter in 2006. Recognizing the renewed need for safe, economical, and environmentally friendly freight services, NWP rebuilt and repaired railway bridges, highway grade crossings, and over 50 miles of track between Brazos Junction and Windsor, CA. After service began in 2011, the NWP has supported industry in Northern California with the commitment to expand affordable and environmentally friendly freight service to all of Marin and Sonoma counties. SMART’s Northward expansion to Cloverdale will provide the NWP with the opportunity to serve customers along another 20 miles of rail corridor.

Railroads are a very efficient mode of transportation; steel wheels on steel rail give very little rolling resistance, therefor reducing overall fuel consumption, pollution, and greenhouse gasses. NWP takes this one step further by using low emission Tier 3 locomotives for goods movements along the hwy 101 corridor. Each railcar that NWP hauls can handle up to 220,000 pounds of payload, that’s more than 8 trucks off the busy highways and roads per railcar for each round trip!