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The Western Pacific Railroad referred to the Men & Women that they employed as "Willing People".  It was these folks that made the Western Pacific a legendary figure in Railroad History.  The railroad wasn't a job for WP's employees, it was a proud lifestyle.  And the Western Pacific wasn't just a company... it was a FAMILY


The spirit of the "Willing People" lives on at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum everyday.  Our members carry on that Mission the minute they walk in the gate.  Regardless of task, regardless of profession, gender, age, or level of railroad knowledge, our members happily volunteer their time and skills to continue that tradition started 100 years ago on the Western Pacific.  And we'd love to welcome YOU into our family!


Membership Application

Membership Application: Complete the application form and send it,
and the appropriate membership fees to:

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FRRS Member Services
P. O. Box 608
Portola, CA 96122-0608
(530) 832-4131

2016 FRRS Election Calendar

Three seats, presently being held by Wayne Monger, Tom Carter & Kirk Baer are available for the June 2016 FRRS election. Nominees must be in good standing at the time of nomination.

The following candidates have been verified as valid candidates for the 2016 FRRS Election:

2016 Verified Nominees as of February 2, 2016
(in alphabetical order by last name)

Kirk Baer - Incumbent
Frank Brehm - Candidate
Tom Carter - Incumbent
Matt Elems - Candidate
Rick Gruninger - Candidate
Wayne Monger - Incumbent
Leisa Wesch - Candidate

January 1, 2016 - First day of open nominations for the election of FRRS directors.  Nominations can be submitted by voting members of FRRS (IN WRITING) to the Nomination and Election Committee or personally delivered to the Committee.*

January 31, 2016 - Last day for nomination submissions.

February 8, 2016 - Last day that each candidate may provide the Committee with an informational statement to be included in the election ballot.  The printing & mailing fee of $100.00 must accompany each candidate's statement.

March 7, 2016 - Last day nominees may withdraw. A withdrawal MUST be provided to the committee by written notice.

April 18, 2016 - The Ballots shall be sent out by the Committee on or before the 3rd Monday in April.

May 14, 2016 - The Board shall select members and/or nonmembers to serve as tellers to count ballots.

May 27, 2016 - Ballots must be returned to the ballot return address by no later than 5 PM. No post marks will be accepted.

June 4, 2016 - The tellers shall report and certify the accuracy and proper procedure of the vote at the annual meeting of members of the corporation as provided for in the bylaws.

FRRS Board of Directors Election Documents

If you are considering nominating yourself or another member, please read the following before submitting your nomination.

Nominations & Elections Procedure:


FRRS Bylaws:


The Nominations and Election Committee' official address for 2016 is:
FRRS Nominations and Election Committee
P.O. Box 43
Portola, CA 96122
or by e-mail to:

*Any and all nominees and write-ins must be valid FRRS members in good standing.   Non-Legitimate write-ins will disqualify the entire ballot. White ballots (ballots in which the number of seats to be filled equals the number of nominees) will not go to a vote unless a member petitions the board with the intent to run as a write in.

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