Something interesting is happening in Marin and Sonoma counties, north of San Francisco Bay.
After eight years of effective abandonment, the old Northwestern Pacific line is being reinvigorated and returned to service - at least up to Ukiah and Willits.
You can get the latest at Christian Goepel's Northwestern Pacific Today, a photo- and news-blog dedicated to following the NWP. And Christian is taking some great pictures along the way.
Crossposted at The Pacific Slope Extension.