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Portola Western Pacific RR museum (0270)

Portola Western Pacific RR museum (0270)
One of two pictures showing the size of the museum grounds, and the eclectic variety of cars and locomotives.

The museum specializes in Diesel engines, too. Dunno if it's still the case, but they used to offer a "drive a Diesel locomotive" package for a hundred bucks or so. You got to handle the throttle going down the track! Of course, the speed was highly limited, and the (real) engineer was right there to make sure you didn't do anything stupid. We did this for my dad for his birthday in the late 90s sometime--'96 I think.
5 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
They still have that. What I'd like to see is a passenger train trip from there to Oroville...
5 years ago.