Latest Museum News Update:
Last updated Friday
June 18, 2021
The WP 705 Restoration Project
WP 705 Restoration Gallery
Robert S. Webber and Norm Holmes Drawer 1 Row 1 collections added to the
Historical Archives Collection Page
Around the Museum 2021 Gallery Released
(includes photos from May track work)
TRACK WORK COMPLETED
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
Next Board of Director's Meeting
4:30 PM WPRM Meeting Room – Portola
June Agenda, Reports & Financials,
May Agenda, Reports & Financials,
April Agenda, Reports, Financials & Preliminary Minutes,
March Agenda, Reports, Financials & Approved Minutes,
and material for February 2021 and previous meeting material
from the archives (new 6/2/21)...
Industries on WP ONLY in CA-NV-UT
There is a new PDF document about
WP Mile Post System
See it HERE!
Re-mark your calendar!
Due to a scheduling issue with the hotel, the 2021 WP Historical Convention date has changed to
September 17, 18 and 19 in Reno.
More information coming soon....
WP Mileposts Magazines Online!
The Historical/Archive Department is pleased to announce the posting of the complete set of the WP’s employee magazine, Mileposts. It contains 254 issues, from August 1949 to the 1983 merger with UP. 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!,
FRRS/WPRM apparel & products available now!
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