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Please see current year's calendar for next upcoming events.

Western Pacific Railroad Museum is OPEN for 2024 Season.
Thursdays and Fridays Noon to 4 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM and Monday 9/2 (Labor Day) 10 AM to 5 PM

NOTE: All hours are subject to Weather Conditions. In particular, special events in October and December are WEATHER PERMITTING, as are Run-A-Locomotive availability. If you have a question about operations when weather is questionable, please call 530-832-4131 for the latest information.

 
 

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2023 Western Pacific Railroad Museum Calendar   (11/9/23)

 

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January February March

Museum Closed to the Public

1 - New Year's Day

1 - Director Nominations open for 2023 election
Nominations go to nomination and Election Committee

14 - Board Meeting - 1 PM WPRM, Portola

16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

31 - Director Nominations close for 2023 election


Museum Closed to the Public

11 - Board Meeting - 1 PM - WPRM, Portola

13 - Election - Candidates Statements and Payments due

20 - Presidents Day

Museum Closed to the Public

6 - Election Withdrawal Deadline

11  - Board Meeting - 1 PM in Portola

12 - Daylight Savings Time Starts

31 - Train Sheet Deadline

April May June

Museum Closed to the Public

9 - Easter

15 - Board Meeting - 1 PM - WPRM, Portola

17 - Election Ballots mailed to membership

26-30 -2023 Rails by the River – joint Western Pacific / PCR-NMRA Convention

Museum Hours starting 5/4:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM
Mon. 5/29 (Memorial Day) 10 AM to 5 PM
see notes about hour / event changes


Train Rides (starting 5/27):
11:30 AM – 3 PM Sat 5/27
11:30 AM – 3 PM Sun 5/28
11:30 AM – 2 PM Mon 5/29
see notes about hour / event changes

4 - Museum Opens to Public

13 - Operating Department Crew Training – 10 AM

13 - Board Meeting -
4:00 PM (Please note new time) Appoint Election Tellers

13-17 - Steam Department Work Session

14 -Motorcar Visit
Mother's Day

18 - SP / RLHS / NRHS Convention Visit to Museum (WP 165 operation)
Media Day - Private Event - Museum closed to the public

20 - Volunteer Breakfast in the “Silver Plate” - 9 AM

20 - Western Pacific Celebration (WP 165 operation) Gates open 10:30

27 - Opening of Regular Operating Season – Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

28 - Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

29 - Memorial Day – Museum Open 10 AM to 5 PM - Train Rides 11:30 - 2:00 PM

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3 PM Sat
   11:30 AM – 2 PM Sun
see notes about hour / event changes

2 - Ballot Return Deadline 5 PM

3 - Lost and Found Grinder Bike Race in Plumas County

10 - Board Meeting - 3 PM - WPRM, Portola
Members Dinner - 5:30 PM
Election Results
Annual Membership Meeting - 7:00 PM

18 - Father's Day

30 - Train Sheet Deadline

July August September

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3 PM Sat
   11:30 AM – 2 PM Sun
see notes about hour / event changes

4 - Independence Day – Museum closed

8 - Board Meeting - 4:30 PM - WPRM,Portola - Installation of New Board

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3 PM Sat
   11:30 AM – 2 PM Sun
see notes about hour / event changes

1-6 - Hot August Nights

12 - Board Meeting - 4:30 PM - WPRM,Portola
Appointment of Committees & Officers

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM
Mon. 9/4 (Labor Day) 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11:30 AM – 3 PM Sat 9/2
11:30 AM – 3 PM Sun 9/3
11:30 AM – 2 PM Mon 9/4
see notes about hour / event changes

4 - Labor Day - Museum Open 10 AM to 5 PM

4 - Last Day of Operating Season Train Rides 11:30 - 2:00 PM

9 - Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - Portola
Calendar Review
Budget Notice to all Departments (Revised Budget Requests)

30 - Train Sheet Deadline

October November December

Museum Hours:
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM (through 10/1/23)
After 10/1, Museum Closed except for Special Events
see notes about hour / event changes


1 - Last day museum open for 2023 Season

8 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10 AM to 5 PM for a special Historic Railroad Motorcar event

14 - Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - WPRM, Portola
Budget Deadline

15 - RAL Season Closes

21-22 Pumpkin Patch Trains

28-29 Pumpkin Patch Trains

31 - Halloween

Museum Closed to the Public

5 - Daylight Savings Time ends

11 - Veterans Day

11 - Board Meeting - 3 PM - WPRM, Portola

23 - Thanksgiving

Museum Closed to the Public (except for special events)

* - All Santa Train Days: gates open at 4 PM, first train at 5 PM.

2 - Saturday Santa Trains *

8 - Friday Santa Trains *

9 - Board Meeting - 1 PM in Portola

9 - Saturday Santa Trains *

15 - Friday Santa Trains *

16 - Saturday Santa Trains *

25 - Christmas

31 - Train Sheet Deadline / New Year's Eve

NOTE: All hours are subject to Weather Conditions.
In particular, special events in October and December are WEATHER PERMITTING, as are Run-A-Locomotive availability.  If you have a question about operations when weather is questionable, please call 1-530-832-4131 for the latest information.

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