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Next Upcoming Events:

Museum Open for 2024 Season!
Thursdays and Fridays 12 Noon to 4 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm
Through 10/6/24
Plus Labor Day 10 am to 5 pm

Next Board of Directors Meeting
August 10th
4:30 PM – Portola


Western Pacific Railroad Museum is OPEN for 2024 Season.
Thursdays and Fridays Noon to 4 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM and Monday 9/2 (Labor Day) 10 AM to 5 PM

NOTE: All hours are subject to Weather Conditions. In particular, special events in October and December are WEATHER PERMITTING, as are Run-A-Locomotive availability. If you have a question about operations when weather is questionable, please call 530-832-4131 for the latest information.

 
 

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2024 Western Pacific Railroad Museum Calendar   (6/3/24)

 

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January February March

Museum Closed to the Public

1 - New Year's Day

1 - Director Nominations open for 2024 election
Nominations go to nomination and Election Committee

13 - Board Meeting - 1 PM WPRM, Portola

15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

31 - Director Nominations close for 2024 election


Museum Closed to the Public

10 - Board Meeting - 1 PM - WPRM, Portola

12 - Election - Candidates Statements and Payments due

19 - Washington's Birthday

Museum Closed to the Public

4 - Election Withdrawal Deadline

9 - Board Meeting - 1 PM in Portola

10 - Daylight Savings Time Starts

31 - Easter

31 - Train Sheet Deadline

April May June

Museum Closed to the Public

11-14 -WP Historic Convention

13 - Board Meeting - 8:30 AM – Convention Oroville

15 - Election Ballots mailed to membership

TBA - WP 165 Steam Work Session

Museum Hours starting 5/2:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM
Mon. 5/27 (Memorial Day) 10 AM to 5 PM
see notes about hour / event changes

Train Rides (starting 5/25):
11 AM – 2 PM Sat 5/25/24
11 AM – 2 PM Sun 5/26/24
11 AM – 2 PM Mon 5/27/24
see notes about hour / event changes

2 - Museum Opens to Public

4 - Operating Department Crew Training – 10 AM

11 - Board Meeting - 1 PM Portola
Appoint Election Tellers

11-12 - Facilities Work Party – 10 AM - 5 PM

12 - Mother's Day

TBD - Steam Department Work Session (Tentative)

25 - Opening of Regular Operating Season – Train Rides 11 AM – 2 PM

25 - Holmes Celebration of Life (Norm and Barbara Holmes)(After museum closing)

26 - Train Rides 11: AM – 2 PM

27 - Memorial Day – Museum Open 10 AM to 5 PM - Train Rides 11 AM - 2 PM

31 - Ballot Return Deadline 5 PM

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11 AM – 2 PM Sat & Sun
see notes about hour / event changes

8 - Open Cab Day 10-5
Board Meeting - 3 PM NEW TIME 7:00 PM (combined with Members Meeting) - WPRM, Portola
Members Dinner - 5:30 PM
Election Results
Annual Membership Meeting - 7:00 PM

9 - Open Cab Day 10-5

15 - Lost and Found Grinder Bike Race in Plumas County

16 - Father's Day

30 - Train Sheet Deadline

July August September

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11 AM – 2 PM Sat & Sun

see notes about hour / event changes

4 - Independence Day – Hours 10 AM to 5 PM (No train operations)

5 - Independence Day – Hours 10 AM to 5 PM (No train operations)

10 - UP 4014 Big Boy Celebration Museum Open 9 AM to 6 PM

13 - Board Meeting - 4:30 PM - WPRM,Portola - Installation of New Board

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11 AM – 2 PM Sat & Sun

see notes about hour / event changes

4-11 - Hot August Nights Reno

10 - Board Meeting - 4:30 PM - WPRM,Portola
Appointment of Committees & Officers

Museum Hours:
Thur. and Fri. 12 Noon to 4 PM
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM
Mon. 9/2 (Labor Day) 10 AM to 5 PM

Train Rides 11 AM – 2 PM Sun 9/1 & Mon Mon 9/2

see notes about hour / event changes

2 - Labor Day - Museum Open 10 AM to 5 PM

2 - Last Day of Operating Season Train Rides 11 - 2 PM

14 - Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - Portola
Calendar Review
Budget Notice to all Departments (Revised Budget Requests)

30 - Train Sheet Deadline

October November December

Museum Hours:
Sat. and Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM (through 10/6)
After 10/6, Museum Closed except for Special Events
see notes about hour / event changes


6 - Last day museum open for 2024 Season

12 - Board Meeting - 1:00 PM - WPRM, Portola
Budget Deadline

12 - RAL Season Closes

19-20 Pumpkin Patch Express

26-27 Pumpkin Patch Express

31 - Halloween

Museum Closed to the Public

3 - Daylight Savings Time ends

9 - Board Meeting - 3 PM - WPRM, Portola

11 - Veterans Day

28 - Thanksgiving

Museum Closed to the Public (except for special events)

* - All Santa Train Days: gates open at 4 PM, first train at 5 PM.

6 - Tree Lighting (Main Park, Portola)

7 - Saturday Santa Trains *

13 - Friday Santa Trains *

14 - Board Meeting - 1 PM in Portola

14 - Saturday Santa Trains *

20 - Friday Santa Trains *

21 - Saturday Santa Trains *

25 - Christmas

31 - Train Sheet Deadline / New Year's Eve

NOTE: All hours are subject to Weather Conditions.
In particular, special events in October and December are WEATHER PERMITTING, as are Run-A-Locomotive availability.  If you have a question about operations when weather is questionable, please call 1-530-832-4131 for the latest information.

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