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2014 WP Historic Convention Update

We’re working our tails off getting some last minute details squared away, but we can now give a first look at the clinic line-up for this year’s convention…   Friday     Historic Images from the Roger Hepkema collection                        Modelling … Continue reading

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Win Two Tickets for the Feather River Express

Thanks to Trains and Travel International, the Feather River Rail Society has 2 pairs of tickets available, one pair for the Feather River Express travelling to Portola Railroad Days August 8-10, 2014 and another pair for the Keddie Dinner Train … Continue reading

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Western Pacific Historical Convention 2014

A reminder that the Western Pacific RR Historical Convention will be held August 15-16 with special events on August 17 (Friday – Sunday), 2014 in Fairfield, CA. Information and registration are available at Past attendees should have also received … Continue reading

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Around the Museum in the evening, June 30, 2014

As the sun set on a fine Monday at the WPRM, the temperature finally started dropping to the point where work became comfortable. Steve Habeck has been busy for the last 3 weeks repairing and improving the steps that were … Continue reading

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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   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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It’s a Wrap!

FastWrap from Reno arrived Thursday morning on the 29th to cocoon the Silver Hostel in plastic. It took them about 4 hours working time with 7 people working in a well choreographed process. David Elems is seen here pulling the … 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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Work Continues at the WPRM (Week of April 6)

Work continues to happen at the museum in preparation for the coming season.  This week, work continued on 917-D, getting closer to being ready for re-entry into the RAL program.  Greg Elems is shown below working on rust removal on … 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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