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Step Back in Time...

The WPRM has over 100 pieces of rolling stock alone in our collection for our visitors to enjoy.  Among these are an example of the Mighty "Centennial", a Union Pacific DDA40X locomotive, the largest diesel locomotive ever built at over 98 feet long!  Our Western Pacific 2001 ushered in an entirely new era of Diesel Locomotive technology as it was the first turbocharged locomotive in America.  The Western Pacific 805-A is the "Belle" of our fleet, as it was built to pull the famous "California Zephyr".  Speaking of the Zephyr, the museum has many cars and artifacts of "The most talked about train in America".  We also have one of the largest collections of cabooses in the country, and we invite you to ride a few of them to experience for yourself what it's like to be a freight Conductor!  Enjoy Railroading in its "native habitat! "

 

The Feather River Rail Society holds one of North America's largest collections of archives, photos and artifacts dedicated to a single railroad family.  The collection is held by two departments of the FRRS.

The Archive Department manages paperwork, photographs and other archive material.

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is responsible for working artifacts ranging from small items like lanterns and signals to full size rolling stock and locomotives.

 

Cabooses of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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ATSF 999197


Built in March 1949 for the Santa Fe Railroad. This cabooses is a model Ce-1. and was originally ATSF 507. Purchased by Errol Spangler, the 999197 is on permanent loan to the Feather River Rail Society.

DRGW 01414


Built June-1941. Purchased by Bob Lindley, April 1994, 01414 is on permanent loan.

MP 13878


Built in September 1980 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The 13878 was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Feather River Rail Society. This caboose is part of the Caboose train that runs every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day and Santa Trains in December.
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ONW 300


Built in October 1915 by the Norfolk & Western Ry and numbered as N&W 18121, a later re-number had her as N&W 518121. She was sold to the Oregon & Northwestern Railroad and later purchased by Errol Spangler and placed on permanent loan to the Feather River Rail Society by Mr. Spangler. Errol recently sold the caboose to FRRS Board member Wayne Monger. She remains at the Portola Ralroad Museum

SN 1642


Sacramento Northern 1642 ex WP 648 was acquired by the SN in April of 1964 and retired in May of 1976. It was purchased and sent to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum. Ownership was then given to the WPRM and she arrived at the museum in February 2006.

SP 1060


SP 1060


SP 1060


SP 1337


Built in May 1951 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. This caboose is a steel, Bay Window, model C-30-6. Caboose was donated by John Ford and Steve Rodgerson in 1991.

SP 4706


UP 25049


Built in February 1945 by Mt. Vernon Car Co. Caboose is steel center cupola, Model CA-3. Caboose is ex UP 3749. Donated by Union Pacific. Caboose is slated to be re-painted and returned to her original 3749 number and paint

UP 25283


UP 25283


UP 25283


UP 25283


UP 25732


Built in September 1975 by International Car Co. of Kenton OH. Caboose is steel center cupola, Model CA-10. Caboose was acquired in a Museum equipment trade betwen the FRRS and the BAERA in May 2005. Caboose is slated to be cleaned up and placed into the Caboose train.

WP 483


Built in May 1980 by International Car Co., Kenton OH. Caboose was acquired in a Museum equipment trade betwen the FRRS and the BAERA in May 2005. Caboose is slated to be cleaned up and placed into service as the Operating Department Supervisors's office.

WP 484


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WP 484


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WP 484


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WP 614


Built by the Western Pacific from a boxcar in 1937.

WP 645


Built by the Western Pacific from a boxcar in 1943.


 
 

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