Author Archives: Tom Carter - Director/Webmaster

Press Release – FRRS secures grant from Union Pacific Foundation

MAY 21, 2014   PORTOLA, CALIFORNIA   Feather River Rail Society Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola 700 Western Pacific Way P.O. Box 608 Portola, CA 66122 530- 832-4131 Web site http://www.WPLives.org   PORTOLA’S RAIL MUSEUM WINS 2014 UNION PACIFIC … Continue reading

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2014 Feather River Rail Society Board of Directors Election Results

Election Committee for 2014: Matt Shuman (chairman) Ron Huey Tellers for 2014: Courtney Rulley Michael Scholz Craig Simmons Steven Cope Total ballots cast: 343 Total ruled invalid due to procedural errors: 2 Total valid ballots: 341 Board Candidates: (I = … Continue reading

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Members Meeting & Dinner – Help Wanted!

This years membership dinner will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 5:30 with the membership meeting to follow.  As with last year, this years dinner will be a Pot-luck and Barbecue.  Alicia La Brecque is coordinating the food, and … Continue reading

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Pre-Work Job Briefing

One of the most important things a group of railroaders do before starting their work day is hold a “job briefing”.  What is a job briefing you ask?  A job briefing is defined as a short meeting between all members … Continue reading

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This is test #1 for connection to Facebook.  

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Guest blog

I just recieved a link and video to a wonderful blog post by Author Janet Dawson, who is writing a novel set on the “California Zephyr”.  In it, Ms. Dawson talks about a unique part of her research for her … Continue reading

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Yes, we’re people too…

As Directors and Officers, usually, the membership sees us doing various tasks around the museum, usually in work boots and overalls, getting dirty, or performing various administration tasks, attending meetings, etc.  Yep.  That’s our job, what we signed on to … Continue reading

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“Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated”

Actually, I hate to have to bring up the famous quote you’ve no doubt heard that Mark Twain made in 1897, however, for the same reason Mr. Twain made that statement, we at the Feather River Rail Society make the … Continue reading

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2012 FRRS Board Elections Invalidated

Monday, May 14th, 2012 Due to a procedural error with the recently mailed 2012 ballots, the Feather River Rail Society Board of Directors voted on May 12th to declare the ballot mailing invalid and perform a revised mailing. It was … Continue reading

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Work, work, work…

This past weekend was the first time I have had the chance to get up to the museum this year due to work, weather and family commitments. I was very pleasantly surprised to see a virtual army of “Willing People” … Continue reading

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