Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)

NVRR FPA4 71 sitting at the engine house with sister FPA4 NVRR 73 on a rainy Saturday, March 9, 2019.
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Steve Sloan's Trains : Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)

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Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)

Steve Sloan's Trains : Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)

About the Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR):

Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) is a railroad line that runs between Napa and St. Helena, California. Much of the rail line parallels State Route 29 after leaving the City of Napa and passes the towns of Yountville, Rutherford and Oakville. The route passes by many the region's vineyards and wineries located in Napa County.

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Locomotives

NVRR 62 ALCo RS11

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, NVRR 62 was built in 1959 by ALCo as a model RS11, builders number 83416, SP 5854, SP Class DF-613. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 2919 SP Class AS418-4.
This locomotive was sold in 1980 to Kyle Railways and was assigned to California Western becoming their #62. In 2000 it was sold to Napa Valley Railroad, becoming NVRR 62.
NVRR 62 when new to Napa
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) 62, an ALCo RS11, was new to the NVRR, and in fresh paint, when this photo was taken in Napa, CA, on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
Napa Valley RR 62
Napa Valley RR 62, a former SP RS11, pulling a shuttle train near Silenus Winery in Napa, CA on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

NVRR 70, MLW FPA4

According to various sources NVRR 70 was built in 1958 by ALCo/MLW as a model FPA4, builders number 82269, Canadian National 6760. It became VIA 6760 then NVRR 70.
NVRR 70 FPA4 in Sacramento
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4 70 is resting in the Sacramento Shops getting prepared for service on an unrecorded date in 1988.
NVRR 70 FPA4 in Napa
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4s 72 and 70 are tying up in Napa for the day after pulling the Napa Valley Wine Train to St Helena, CA, and back on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
  • Photo of NVRR 70 in Napa— Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, EV100S film, Image 1.0.50.31.8:
    Scans: 2020073101ph.6

NVRR 71 ALCo/MLW FPA4

NVRR MLW FPA4 71 reportedly was built in 1959 by ALCo/MLW as a model FPA4, builders number 83153, Canadian National 6775. It reportedly became VIA 6775 then NVRR 71.
NVRR 71 at Engine House
NVRR FPA4 71 sitting at the engine house with sister FPA4 NVRR 73 on a rainy Saturday, March 9, 2019.
NVRR 71 in Napa
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4 71 is sitting in Napa, CA having work done on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
  • Photo of NVRR 71 in Napa — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, EV100S film, Images 1.0.50.31.9:
    Scans: 2020073101ph.8

NVRR 72 ALCo/MLW FPA4

According to good sources NVRR 72 was built in 1959 by ALCo/MLW as a model FPA4, builders number 83165, Canadian National 6787. It became VIA 6787 then NVRR 72.
NVRR 72 FPA4 on Wine Train
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4 72 and 70 are pulling the Napa Valley Wine Train past Rutherford Grove Winery in St Helena, CA, on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
NVRR 72 FPA4 heading south
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4 72 and 70 are pulling the Napa Valley Wine Train south towards Napa, CA on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
  • Photo of NVRR 72 on Wine Train — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, EV100S film, Images 1.0.50.31.1:
    Scans: 2020073101ph.11
NVRR 72 & 70 FPA4s tying up in Napa
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR) MLW FPA4s 72 and 70 are tying up in Napa for the day after pulling the Napa Valley Wine Train to St Helena, CA, and back on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.

NVRR 73 ALCo/MLW FPA4

According to good sources NVRR 73 was built in 1959 by ALCo/MLW as a model FPA4, builders number 83168, Canadian National 6790. It became VIA 6790 then NVRR 73. Repowered with a EMD 12-645E burning natural gas.
NVRR 73 at Engine House
NVRR FPA4 73 sitting at the engine house with sister FPA4 NVRR 72 on a rainy Saturday, March 9, 2019.

NVRR 5076 EMD GP38-2

Reportedly, NVRR 5076 was built in 1973 by EMD as a model GP38-2, SOU 5076, builder's number 72745-18. It became NS 5076 then NVRR 5076 after being sold.
NVRR 5076 on train in Napa
NVRR 5076 and NVRR 69 are on the point of the Napa Valley Wine Train in Napa, CA at the completion of it's run on a rainy Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Rolling Stock

NVRR 3586 RPO Car

NVRR RPO 3586 at Engine House
NVRR RPO Car 3586 is being prepared in Napa, CA, on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
  • Photo of NVRR 71 in Napa — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, EV100S film, Images 1.0.50.31.10:
    Scans: 2020073101ph.7

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Sources
Some of the sources of information used here.
My Train collection in Flickr
My collection of many train photos in Flickr

Special Thanks!

To all the great folks who have helped me out with information for these Web pages!