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The Whitman Building is a multi-purpose display and event center proposed for the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California. When fully complete, it will be a climate controlled building capable of exhibiting 10-16 pieces of historic rail equipment, as well as capable of hosting community events and even functioning as a disaster evacuation center. The FRRS is in the process of purchase the building kit and securing funding for construction.

The building is named in honor of Frederick Whitman, who was president of the Western Pacific during its most successful years.

Downloadable Whitman Building overview HERE!.

Video of 2023 Media Day Presentation updating the status of the Whitman Building.

Press release for $1,000,000 Phase 1 Grant 5/31/23

Updated 6/1/23



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