Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola has a very diverse collection
of freight cars, ranging from the ubiquitous 40 foot boxcar, to
piggyback flat cars, used to carry highway truck trailers.
We have strange and unusual cars such as a car used to carry
Motor homes, to cars built to haul sugar beets, to cars used to
transport payroll to lumber camps. The Western Pacific
Railroad Museum freight car collection spans the entire history
of the "Feather River Route", and features cars from the WP and
neighboring railroads, giving our guests, not only a feel for
the typical WP freight trains, but an educational experience on
the movement of goods and materials and why the iron horse has
always been an important part of the building of America.