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The WPRM has 159 pieces of rolling stock in our collection for our visitors to enjoy.  Among these are an example of the Mighty "Centennial", a Union Pacific DDA40X locomotive, the largest diesel locomotive ever built at over 98 feet long!  Our Western Pacific 2001 ushered in an entirely new era of Diesel Locomotive technology as it was the first turbocharged locomotive in America.  The Western Pacific 805-A is the "Belle" of our fleet, as it was built to pull the famous "California Zephyr".  Speaking of the Zephyr, the museum has many cars and artifacts of "The most talked about train in America".  We also have one of the largest collections of cabooses in the country, and we invite you to ride a few of them to experience for yourself what it's like to be a freight Conductor!  Enjoy Railroading in its "native habitat!

Logo The Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola has a very diverse collection of freight cars, ranging from the ubiquitous 40 foot boxcar, to piggyback flatcars, used to carry highway truck trailers.  We have strange and unusual cars such as a car used to carry Motor homes, to cars built to haul sugar beets, to cars used to transport payroll to lumber camps.  The Western Pacific Railroad Museum freight car collection spans the entire history of the "Feather River Route", and features cars from the WP and neighboring railroads, giving our guests, not only a feel for the typical WP freight trains, but an educational experience on the movement of goods and materials and why the iron horse has always been an important part of the building of America.


The Freight Cars of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum


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Hopper Cars

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Refrigerator Cars

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Tank Cars

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