Time Flies and the Feather Flows - WP Then and Now
by Steve Cope
Tesla, California, and the Alameda & San Joaquin Railroad
by Dan Mosier
WPRM and the City of Portola: present and future
by Robert Meacher - Portola City Manager and Steve Habeck - FRRS President
More Shows added 3/15/17
Orange and Silver Days Gone By
by Keith Ardinger
WP's Oroville Line Change
by Kerry Cochran
The Story of WP Caboose 668
by Katy Dickinson
Virgil Staff films
...with more coming! Including a special presentation hosted by ESPN 94.5 radio personality and train fan Todd Bruso.
~ LAYOUT TOURS ~
Thursday, May 4th 5 PM to 10 PM
Kevin's layout is the N Scale Squirrel Valley Railway Company, a 9' x 13' foot garage layout with plans for a lower deck. The layout has many different sections (all in various degrees of construction, no formal scenery has been completed) that includes the mountainous Donner Pass, coal regions of DRGW Tennessee Pass, a freelanced brewery section, Southern California citrus region with yards, engine facilities and a passenger station. A 6.5 coil helix has been constructed for the flight down to the proposed lower level. All 66 turnouts and diamonds are handmade with Code 55 track. The main era of focus is late 70s to mid 1980s and include the Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, ATSF, DRGW, UP, and his fictional Squirrel Valley.
Friday, May 5th 5 PM to 10 PM
Operating and viewing session
Jim's layout is HO scale and models the D&RGW in about 1955. It is an operation oriented layout with several staging areas. It starts with the Joint Line, south of Denver, has a large Denver area, then proceeds through Moffat tunnel and goes through Grand Junction. Car movements are done with car cards. The layout is dispatcher controlled with CTC and some ABS signaling.
More presentation announcements to follow, as well as the reveal of our banquet speaker. Also coming is a full itinerary for the Sunday excursions and tours.