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 Management Philosophy of the WP

WP Logo "A Corporation may spread itself over the whole world and employ 100,000 men, but the average person will usually form his judgment of it from his contact with one individual ... if this person is rude or inefficient, it will take a lot of kindness and efficiency to overcome the bad impression....  Every member of an organization who in any capacity comes in contact with the public is a salesman, and the impression he makes is an advertisement, good or bad.

WP FRRS Logo It takes the hard work and dedication of many people to keep the gate open and the trains running at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.  Likewise, it takes a team of dedicated railroad preservationists to "rally the team" and manage the day to day operations.  Tasks such as staffing the museum store, booking tour groups and locomotive rentals, fundraising, event planning, recordkeeping, training, restoration, track work, etc. are managed in the same spirit and dedication of the former managers and officers of the Western Pacific Railroad from 1909 until its merger with Union Pacific in 1983.  The Feather River Rail Society was formed in 1984 to manage the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.  Its mission statement is to preserve and present to the public, the legacy of the "Feather River Route."

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Feather River Rail Society Officers, Directors & Staff

 

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Greg Elems

President, Director, DSLE
Roadmaster
Archive Staff

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Steve Habeck

Vice President, Director, Yardmaster, Restoration Department Manager

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Eugene Vicknair

Secretary, Director,  Zephyr Project Lead
Fundraising
Archive Staff

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Kerry Cochran

Director
General Superintendent
Archive Manager
Signal Dept Manager

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Bart Hansen

Treasurer

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Matt Elems

Director

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Bob Sims

Director
Model Railroad

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Charles Spikes

Director
Facilities Manager

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Roger Stabler

Director
Steam Dept. Lead

Janet Steeper

Janet Steeper

Director

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Seth Adams

Mechanical

Jim Atkins

Jim Atkins

Archive Staff

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Frank Brehm

Archive Staff

Ann Cary

Ann Cary

Museum Store

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Breckyn Shirley

Museum Store

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David "Fritz" Elems

Acting CMO
Safety Committee Chair

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Kenneth Finnegan

Archive Staff
Signal Maintainer

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Paul Finnegan

Webmaster
Train Sheet Editor
Headlight Acting Editor
Signal Maintainer
Archive Staff

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Steve Lee

Steam Dept. Advisor

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Archive Staff

  

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Phillip Schmierer

Car Foreman

  


Feather River Rail Society Committees

Committee information from Department and Committee List rev:  Rev 24a 8-29-2022

Advertising Chair - Eugene Vicknair
Advertising Members:  Michael and Patty Clawson – Big Fish Creations

Archives Chair:  Kerry Cochran
Archives Members:  Frank Brehm, Greg Elems, Paul Finnegan, Dale Sanders, Eugene Vicknair

Boy Scout Merit Badge - Position Vacant

Business Practices Chair - Eugene Vicknair
Business Practices Members:  Kerry Cochran

Elections:  Ann Morningstar, Debbie Shuman, Matthew Shuman

Excursions - Steve Habeck/Frank Brehm

Headlight - Editor:  Paul Finnegan Acting
Headlight - Associate Editor:  Thom Anderson
Headlight Team Members:  Frank Brehm, Kerry Cochran, Eugene Vicknair

Membership Chair - Eugene Vicknair

Model Railroad Chair - Bob Sims
Model Railroad Members:  Kerry Cochran, Ethan Doty, David Epling

Museum Store - Janet Steeper, Eugene Vicknair
Museum Store Manager - Eugene Vicknair/Janet Steeper
Museum Store Staff:  Ann Cary, Breckyn Shirley

Policies & Procedures Chair - Kerry Cochran

Safety Chair - David Elems
Safety Members:  Charlie Spikes, Roger Stabler, Duane Vander Veen

Shop:  Bil Jackson, David Elems

Signal Department Members:  Kenneth Finnegan, Paul Finnegan

Site Chair - Eugene Vicknair

Train Sheet - Paul Finnegan
Train Sheet Team Members:  Kerry Cochran, Greg Elems, Matt Elems, Eugene Vicknair

Webmaster - Paul Finnegan

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