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Pumpkin Express 2016
October 8th, 2016




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Satisfied customer walking from the pumpkin patch to the parking lot with his purchase. - photo by Greg Elems

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The Patch is Ready - photo by Leisa Wesch

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WPRM First Annual Pumpkin Patch 2016 - photo by Leisa Wesch

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WPRM First Annual Pumpkin Patch 2016 - photo by Leisa Wesch

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On the train, inside the Silver Plate - photo by Richard Gruninger

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Enroute to the Patch - photo by Richard Gruninger

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Pumpkin Express Approaching the Pumpkin Patch - photo by Leisa Wesch

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The Patch Approaches - photo by Richard Gruninger

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Arriving at the Patch - photo by Leisa Wesch

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Patch Entrance - photo by Richard Gruninger

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Charlie Spikes spotting the caboose at the city crossing for the train load of passengers anxious to de-board the train and search out the perfect pumpkin. - photo by Greg Elems

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Arrived! - photo by Leisa Wesch

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Steve and Fritz watching the people unload at the pumpkin patch and choose their pumpkins. - photo by Greg Elems

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Train sitting at the city crossing waiting for the pumpkins to get loaded in the baggage and everyone to get on that wanted to ride back to the loading platform. - photo by Greg Elems

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The WP 707 pushing the Pumpkin Express back to the load platform, as seen from the baggage car. - photo by Greg Elems

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Charlie Spikes, Rick Gruninger and Bil Jackson watching the shove back to the loading platform. - photo by Greg Elems

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Loran Ross, fireman for the next trip. - photo by Greg Elems

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David Epling, engineer watching his air gauges before leaving on the second trip of the day. - photo by Greg Elems

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Steve Habeck at the ready to protect the shove back to the loading platform. - photo by Greg Elems



The Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola held the inaugural run of the Pumpkin Patch Express on Saturday October 8, 2016.  It was a festive adventure for the young and young-at-heart.

The event continues next weekend October 15th and 16th. Come and join the fun!

Page last updated:  Tue Apr 18 19:44:56 PDT 2017