From the Feather River Rail Society and Western Pacific Railroad Museum:
Our Museum is currently closed for the winter. Opening in 2021 will be dependent on the COVID-19 Health Emergency conditions.
From the Feather River Rail Society and Western Pacific Railroad Museum
Our Museum is Closed until Further Notice
Outlook for 2021
The Feather River Rail Society/Western Pacific Railroad Museum is, like many other non-profit organizations across the state, in a waiting game to find out when our new normal will begin. We’re all anxious for the day that we can once again take in the sights and sounds of the museum.
Currently our museum is closed until further notice and our Board of Directors is discussing the status of the current virus situation at each monthly board meeting to adjust our operations to keep everyone healthy and safe during these trying times.
Opening in 2021 will be dependent on the COVID-19 Health Emergency conditions.
Please watch our website for updates and current conditions: www.wplives.org
Unfortunately, our core group of active volunteers are in the most affected age group for the current virus situation and our resources and staffing are limited.
You may not realize it, but when you pay your admission fee and/or buy a ticket and take a ride on our Caboose Train or make a purchase in our Museum Store, you are helping to fund programs of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.
These are our primary fundraising avenues and due to the shutdown caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, we are experiencing major funding shortfalls. We are very fortunate to be supported by many of our dedicated volunteers that lead museum tours, provide high-quality interpretation, maintain our locomotives and passenger cars, and keep our railroad operations running.
Please consider making an additional donation today that will support our programs.
You can donate online:
or by sending a check to:
Feather River Rail Society
PO Box 608
Portola, Ca. 96122
With sincere appreciation,
General Superintendent, FRRS/WPRM