From the Feather River Rail Society and
Western Pacific Railroad Museum:

Our Museum is Closed
for the Remainder of 2020


As much as we would love to be full-steam ahead for the start of the operating season, the Feather River Rail Society/Western Pacific Railroad Museum--like many other non-profit organizations across the state and nation -- is in a waiting game to find out when our new normal will begin. We’re all anxious for the day that we can once again take in the sights and sounds of the museum.

You may not realize it, but when you pay your admission fee and/or buy a ticket and take a ride on our Caboose Train or make a purchase in our Museum Store, you are helping to fund programs of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

These are our primary fundraising avenues and due to the shutdown caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, we are experiencing major funding shortfalls. We are very fortunate to be supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers that lead museum tours, provide high-quality interpretation, maintain our locomotives and passenger cars, and keep our railroad operations running.

With a volunteer core dominated by those in the most affected age group, our internal resources have dwindled, and your support is critically needed. Please consider making an additional donation today which will support our programs.

You can donate online:

or by sending a check to:
Feather River Rail Society
PO Box 608
Portola, CA 96122

With sincere appreciation,
Kerry Cochran
General Superintendent, FRRS/WPRM

Posted: 4/11/20:
The FRRS Board decided at the April meeting that the museum will be closed until further notice.

Update: 6/17/20:
The FRRS Board decided at the June meeting that the museum will remain closed for the rest of the summer for the 2020 season.

Update: 8/9/20:
The FRRS Board decided at the August meeting that the museum will remain closed for the rest of 2020.



(posted 4/11/20)
(updated 4/15/20)
(updated 6/17/20)
(updated 8/9/20)