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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! "

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola has a very diverse collection of passenger cars from various eras ranging throughout the history of the Feather River Route.  Ornate Executive Business Cars, which were the corporate "Lear Jets" of their time, standard  baggage cars, mail cars, sleepers and coaches, and lowly Maintenance of Way bunk cars all share track space together in Portola, in varying states of restoration and preservation, taking our visitors back to a more romantic era of travel.  No less than 4 examples of the famed Streamliner, the "California Zephyr", are preserved in Portola, telling the story of the "Most talked about train in America", including the last remaining dining car from the CZ, our "Silver Plate", and Western Pacific locomotive #805-A, the last of WP's Passenger diesels.  Welcome aboard!

Cabooses of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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CB&Q 4717
"Silver Lodge"

CB&Q 4720
"Silver Rifle"

FRRX 1112

FRRX 5653 Road Show/
Gift Shop Car

Pullman 8300
Troop Sleeper

UP 105
Business Car

UP 5810
Railway Post Office

WP 106
Business Car

WP 832
"Silver Hostel"

WP 841
"Silver Plate"

Passengercars formerly of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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FRRX 1154
Lounge Cafe


Power Car

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