Latest Museum News Update:

Last updated Wednesday
July 21, 2021

Latest Museum News Revision History

Museum is Open
for 2021 Season!

Thursdays & Fridays:  Noon - 4
Weekends:  10 - 5

The Headlight from the 1940's
Magazines Online!

The Historical/Archive Department is pleased to announce the posting of the complete set of the WP’s employee magazine, The Headlight. It contains 90 issues, from October 1941 to the April 1949. They document the story of the WP, its people and events from an inside point of view. The collection is available on the Historical/Archive Department home page.
You can also see it HERE!,

Train Sheet #189 (Apr/May/Jun 2021) was sent to the print shop on
Monday, July 12th.

If you are subscribed for email delivery, you should have already received your copy. If you didn’t receive it, please check your junk/spam folder. If it is still missing please send email to

For postal delivery, the issue went to the mailhouse July 14th.
If you are not subscribed for email delivery and would like future issues by email (and in color!) rather than postal delivery, please send email to and we will update your subscription preference.

WP Historical Convention
September 17, 18 and 19 in Reno.
Latest Information HERE!

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New Silver Level Sponsor
XELECTRIX Electrical Contractor
See more about them on our
Sponsors Web Page

Next Board of Director's Meeting
August 14th
4:30 PM WPRM Meeting Room – Portola

July Agenda, Reports, Financials, & Preliminary Minutes,
June Agenda, Reports, Financials, & Approved Minutes,
May Agenda, Reports, Financials, & Approved Minutes,
and material for April 2021 and previous meeting material

New for 2021
Updated version of museum tour.
Try new Museum Tour HERE!

Attention Modelers!
There is a new PDF document about
WP Industry Guide Reno Branch 1970
See it HERE!

Around the Museum 2021 Gallery Released
(includes photos from May track work)

The WP 705 Restoration Project
has started!
WP 705 Restoration Gallery

Robert S. Webber and Norm Holmes Drawer 1 Row 1 collections added to the Historical Archives Collection Page

(posted 6/8/21)
The FRRS retained an outside contractor to do extensive track work on the balloon track from the sewer crossing to the interchange switch. Inspection showed more than 300 ties needed to be replaced, along with several sections of the outside rail. The work has been completed. There are photos of the work in the Around the Museum 2021 Gallery and a video of the first run on the refurbished track on the WPRM Gallery page.

The Historical/Archives Department released a major new resource, H/A Collections. This is a set of new web pages that have put several of our H/A Collections online and has some search capability. Explore it here: H/A Collections

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