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The Western Pacific Railroad referred to the Men & Women that they employed as "Willing People".  It was these folks that made the Western Pacific a legendary figure in Railroad History.  The railroad wasn't a job for WP's employees, it was a proud lifestyle.  And the Western Pacific wasn't just a company... it was a FAMILY


The spirit of the "Willing People" lives on at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum everyday.  Our members carry on that Mission the minute they walk in the gate.  Regardless of task, regardless of profession, gender, age, or level of railroad knowledge, our members happily volunteer their time and skills to continue that tradition started 100 years ago on the Western Pacific.  And we'd love to welcome YOU into our family!


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Complete the form and send it, and the appropriate membership fees to:

FRRS Member Services
P. O. Box 608
Portola, CA 96122-0608
(530) 832-4131

Feather River Rail Society By-Laws

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2014 FRRS Election Calendar

Three seats, presently being held by Charlie Spikes, Greg Elems, and Kerry Cochran, are available for the June 2014 FRRS election. Nominees must be in good standing at the time of nomination.  

At the present time, the following candidates have been verified as valid candidates for the 20014 FRRS Election.


2014 Verified Nominees:

Kerry Cochran - Incumbent

Charlie Spikes - Incumbent

Greg Elems - Incumbent

James Mason – Nominee

January 1, 2014 – First day of open nominations for the election of FRRS directors.  Nominations can be submitted by voting members of FRRS (IN WRITING) to the Nomination and Election Committee or personally delivered to the Committee.*

January 31, 2014 – Last day for nomination submissions.

February 15, 2014 – Last day that each candidate may provide the Committee with an informational statement to be included in the election ballot.

March 1, 2014 – Last day nominees may withdraw. A withdrawal MUST be provided to the committee by written notice.

April 21, 2014 – The Ballots shall be sent out by the Committee on or before the 3rd Monday in April.

May 10, 2014 – The Board shall select members and/or nonmembers to serve as tellers to count ballots.

May 28, 2014 – Ballots must be returned to the ballot return address by no later than 5 PM. No post marks will be accepted.

June 7, 2014 – The tellers shall report and certify the accuracy and proper procedure of the vote at the annual meeting of members of the corporation as provided for in the by-laws. 

The Nominations and Election Committee' official address for 2014 is:

FRRS Nominations and Election Committee

1040 Redbud Dr., Redding, CA 96001-0162

or by e-mail to: .

 *New this year to Election Procedures: Any and all nominees and write-ins must be valid FRRS members in good standing. Non-Legitimate write-ins will disqualify the entire ballot. White ballots (ballots in which the number of seats to be filled equals the number of nominees) will not go to a vote unless a member petitions the board with the intent to run as a write in.

 Disclaimer: This post card is a courtesy due to the late printing of the ‘Trainsheet’ for the 2014 election announcement, and may not be repeated in future Elections. Please refer to your Trainsheet for future election notices. 

(Matthew Shuman – 2014 FRRS Election Chair)

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