The spirit of the "Willing People" lives on at the Feather River Rail Society, operators of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California. We carry on that spirit volunteering at the
museum or working offsite on a wide range of society activities. In addition to operating the museum, we are the caretakers of the history of the Western Pacific Railroad in our Historical/Archive Department.
Regardless of task, profession, gender, age, or level of railroad knowledge, as members we volunteer our time and skills to continue that spirit started more than 100 years ago on the Western
Pacific Railroad. We'd love to welcome YOU into our family!
Membership in the Feather River Rail Society is a rewarding experience. Your contribution will help to keep the museum and the history of the Western Pacific Railroad alive.
Currently the society produces two publications which, depending on membership level, may be included with your dues. The Train Sheet is the society members'
newsletter and provides current information concerning the Western Pacific Railroad Museum. The Western Pacific Headlight is the society's journal of WP history and includes articles of interest for modelers
and those wishing to know more of the historical aspects of the Western Pacific and subsidiary roads.
Admission to the museum and train rides are free for FRRS members (cab rides are extra fare with member discount.) Members and their guests are encouraged to visit the museum and to join in the activities.
Caboose trains operate every weekend during the summer operating season and in December as seasonal "Santa Trains." Various project work
parties are held year round. Join the society and join us as we preserve and share the spirit of the "Willing People" for generations to come.
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If making installment payments, the Life/Family Life membership card(s) will be sent upon receipt of the final payment. Until such time as the Life/Family Life membership is paid in full, the member will receive the equivalent yearly membership card. All payments towards a life membership are non-refundable and failure to make a scheduled payment by the due date will result in forfeiture of the funds paid towards the life membership. After the initial payment, future payments will be billed by mail. Please call the museum at 1-530-832-4131 for more information.