Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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The Western Pacific Railroad Museum (WPRM) in Portola, California, formerly known as the Portola Railroad Museum before , is a heritage railroad that preserves and operates historic American railroad equipment. The museum's mission is to preserve the history of the Western Pacific Railroad and is operated by the Feather River Rail Society Railinc, , accessed September 2009 It is located at a former Western Pacific locomotive facility, adjacent to the Union Pacific's former Western Pacific mainline through the Feather River Canyon.

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The museum holds in its collection thirty-three diesel locomotives, one electric locomotive, one steam locomotive, eighteen passenger cars (including four from the famous California Zephyr train), numerous freight and maintenance cars and sixteen cabooses. The WPRM has one of the larger collections of early diesel era locomotives and freight cars in North America. The museum is often considered to have one of the most complete and historic collections of equipment and materials from a single railroad family. The WPRM is a "hands-on" museum...
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