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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! "

A Hopper car is defined as a freight car, usually open at the top and containing one or more compartments so that bulk cargo can be quickly discharged through its bottom. Some hoppers are open topped for cargo not requiring protection from the weather, such as gravel, ballast or coal. Some hoppers are covered, usually with a roof, for cargo requiring protection from the weather, such as grain, corn, animal feed, sand, cereal, soda ash, powdered chemicals, etc.


The Western Pacific Railroad Museum has in its collection many different types of hopper cars of various sizes and types used for carrying all sorts of commodities on the Western Pacific Railroad.  In addition, we also feature various hoppers used in Maintenance of Way Service, listed in the Maintenance of Way section.

Hopper Cars of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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