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Around the Museum 2022
Kirk Baer, Jeff Biggs, Kerry Cochran, Greg Elems, Matt Elems, Kenneth Finnegan, Paul Finnegan, Phil Schmierer, Roger Stabler, Erin Swain


Please note, there are five galleries and a video of all the special events that took place with the 2022 Western Pacific Railroad Historical Convention on the WPRM Photo & Video web page.

Click on an image to open the slide show,
or use the links to photographs below for large images of the

Around the Museum 2022 gallery.

Page last updated:  Sun Sep 11 19:00:10 PDT 2022



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Links to photographs in slide show:

Image number 1 -- Mike Waters Finishing Adding Water to WP165 - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 2 -- Fireman Don Nelson Getting Ready for a Run - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 3 -- Bil Jackson and Lew Barnard in the Shop - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 4 -- David and Conductor Matt Elems on Caboose Train - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 5 -- - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 6 -- WP 165 Pulling the Caboose Train - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 8 -- Ethan Doty Taking Photos - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 9 -- WP 1503 and WP 165 - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 10 -- Conductor Matt Elems Switching at the End Of the Day - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 11 -- Greg Elems Switching - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 12 -- WP 165 Back in the House - 9/4/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 13 -- Mike Waters-Don Nelson-Fred Elenbaas - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 14 -- Mike Clawson Taking Photos - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 15 -- Ed Powell Taking a Break - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 16 -- Logan Beers Loading the Caboose Train - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 17 -- Visitors Watching From Engine Platforms - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 19 -- Charlie Spikes Getting Ready to Run - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 20 -- Charlie Spikes Giving Signals - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 24 -- Student Brakeman Logan Beers Brings WP 165 to a Stop - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 25 -- WP 165 Backing into the Platform - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 26 -- Museum Visitors-01 - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 27 -- Museum Visitors-02 - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 31 -- Ann and Breckyn in the Museum Store - 9/3/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 37 -- Channing Walker and Mike Waters finishing up for the day. The WP 165 was used for Caboose Train Operations. - 9/3/22 Greg Elems
Image number 38 -- Channing has a stack cap for the stack. That way the draft won't cool off the engine, it will be warm for the next day. - 9/3/22 Greg Elems
Image number 39 -- After the new doors were installed, the east-end of the shop has been spruced up and several displays have new homes. - 9/2/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 43 -- New bucket for the LOED. First job will be loading ballast into the SPMW ballast car to build up the shoulders on the balloon track. - 8/28/22 Greg Elems
Image number 44 -- David working on the SP 2873 cooling system Sunday August 21, 2022. - Greg Elems
Image number 45 -- 90 Yards of Rock for Work on the Balloon Track - 8/18/22 Roger Stabler
Image number 46 -- Signal Maintainer Kenneth Finnegan rewired the Wig-Wag using the terminal block rather than wire nuts. - 8/15/22 Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 47 -- Roger Stabler and David Elems are working on the museum tamper. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
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Image number 51 -- PST is now providing internet service for the museum. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 52 -- Two Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications technicians arrived early on Monday August 15, 2022, to install new microwave link for improved internet service to the museum. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 53 -- PST getting ready to install radio and antenna. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 54 -- PST boom truck moving into position to install radio and antenna near our webcams. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 55 -- PST technician installing new equipment for our microwave internet service. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 56 -- Power injector for the new internet radio in the Signal Department cabinet. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 57 -- New microwave internet antenna in place and in service. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 58 -- Our new internet service antenna. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 59 -- Paul Finnegan is assembling a new roll file unit for the Historical/Archive Department. - 8/15/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 60 -- Roll file unit in place in archive car. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 61 -- Roger Stabler and David Elems are discussion possible enhancements to our backhoe. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 62 -- Signal Department Maintainer, Kenneth Finnegan, is resolving the printing problem on the Operations Office computer. To print, the user must choose COLOR regardless of whether the document is in color or not! - 8/14/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 63 -- Signal Department Maintainer, Paul Finnegan, is helping pull new internet cable to hardwire the entrance Screenly system. The wifi connection has proven not to be reliable. - 8/14/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 64 -- Signal Maintainer Kenneth Finnegan testing on the Operations Office computer. - 8/14/22 Kerry Cochran
Image number 65 -- New East Shop Doors from outside. - 8/15/22 Paul Finnegan
Image number 66 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 67 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 68 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 69 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 70 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 71 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 72 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 73 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 74 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 75 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 76 -- New doors for east-end of shop. August 1-4, 2022. - Roger Stabler
Image number 77 -- Track Work at East Lead. Work done by Phil Schmierer, David Elems and Roger Stabler - 7/27/22 Roger Stabler
Image number 78 -- Track Work at East Lead. Work done by Phil Schmierer, David Elems and Roger Stabler - 7/27/22 Roger Stabler
Image number 79 -- David Fritz Elems shows off a newly improved weatherproof power receptacle on the south side of the diesel shop. This new style will allow use even in actively raining conditions. - 7/17/22 Matt Elems
Image number 80 -- Crew for Live Steam Operations 7/3/22
Image number 81 -- Live Steam July 3, 2022 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 82 -- Live Steam July 3, 2022 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 83 -- Live Steam July 3, 2022 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 84 -- Live Steam July 2, 2022! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 85 -- Live Steam July 2, 2022! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 86 -- Live Steam July 2, 2022! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 87 -- Live Steam July 2, 2022! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 88 -- Live Steam July 2, 2022! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 89 -- Roger Stabler monitors the rising steam pressure on WP 165 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 90 -- WP 165 on 3 rail Friday, July 1, 2022 - Jeff Biggs
Image number 91 -- Channing Walker and Mike Waters replaced the wooden walkway on our fuel oil car WPMW 1132 - Greg Elems
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Image number 94 -- Channing Walker and Mike Waters putting the running boards on the Steam Dept. fuel tank car - 6/30/22 Roger Stabler
Image number 95 -- The East Bay Explorers' Guild made a visit to the museum on June 25-26 and did a multi-hour RAL. All the explorers are now FRRS members too! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 96 -- The East Bay Explorers' Guild brought some friends along. They are now FRRS members too! - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 97 -- The 2022 Membership Dinner was cancelled and hopefully will return in 2023. Photo is from our 2019 dinner. - Paul Finnegan
Image number 98 -- WP 165 on 3 rail getting ready for first public of the the restored 0-6-0 on Sunday. 5/14/22 - Matt Elems
Image number 99 -- 5/14/22 - Matt Elems
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Image number 101 -- Fresh Black Paint i5/13/22 - Roger Stabler
Image number 102 -- Low Pressure Piston from the WP 165 - Roger Stabler
Image number 103 -- New Cab Windows Installed in WP 165 5/10/22 - Roger Stabler
Image number 104 -- Welded Pump Shaft for the WP 165 - Roger Stabler
Image number 105 -- Repaired Pump Shaft ready to reinstall - Roger Stabler
Image number 106 -- Charlie Spikes After 1st run of 165 - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Kirk Baer
Image number 107 -- Erin Swain on 1st Run Around Balloon - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Erin Swain
Image number 108 -- Firing up for test - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Erin Swain
Image number 109 -- Fueling the WP 165 - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Erin Swain
Image number 110 -- Roger Stabler and Hank Stiles - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Kirk Baer
Image number 111 -- Roger Stabler - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Erin Swain
Image number 112 -- Stopped for Fuel - Steam Dept. Work Session April 2022 - Erin Swain
Image number 113 -- Ready For Crew Training-014/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 114 -- Ready For Crew Training-024/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 115 -- Crew Training4/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 116 -- 2022 Crew Training-024/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 117 -- Ann and Janet Getting Museum Store Ready to Open4/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 118 -- New Stock Museum Store-014/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 119 -- New Stock Museum Store-024/9/22 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 120 -- Greg and David Elems fired up QRR 1100 and took it out around the balloon for quick bit of exercise and to inspect the track. All seems good and we really need some more snow. 2/11/22 - Greg Elems
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Image number 127 -- 2/11/22 - Greg Elems
Image number 128 -- Still a good amount of snow and ice at the museum. WP 805-A sitting in the snow on a cold Saturday afternoon. 1/15/22 - Greg Elems
Image number 129 -- Another cold Saturday afternoon view in Portola on January 15, 2022. - Greg Elems


Page last updated:  Sun Sep 11 19:00:10 PDT 2022