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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 a team of dedicated railroad preservationists to work in our archives so they 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."

Historical/Archive Department Manager



Kerry Cochran

General Superintendent
Archive Manager
Signal Dept Manager


Historical/Archive Department Staff



Greg Elems

President, Director, DSLE
Archive Staff


Eugene Vicknair

Secretary, Director,  Zephyr Project Lead
Archive Staff

Jim Atkins

Jim Atkins

Archive Staff


Frank Brehm

Archive Staff


Kenneth Finnegan

Archive Staff
Signal Maintainer


Gus Paoli

Archive Staff


Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Archive Staff



Paul Finnegan

Train Sheet Editor
Headlight Acting Editor
Signal Maintainer
Archive Staff

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