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Portola and the Western Pacific Railroad Museum - Part One
Portola, California

The little mountain town of Portola was the centerpoint of the Western Pacific's Feather River Route. This famous passenger service featured vista dome cars and spectacular mountain scenery from 1910 to 1983. Now the railroad, and particularly its diesel locomotives, are commemorated in the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola.

Western Pacific Railroad Museum
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Historic Downtown Portola

Historic Downtown Portola

Commercial Street, downtown

Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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UP Mainline in Portola

UP Mainline in Portola

Union Pacific's Feather River Route mainline next to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Outside the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Outside the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific work train with crane outside the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Portola Diesel Shop at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Portola Diesel Shop at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

The Portola Diesel Shop, four of the museum's sixteen cabooses, and Union Pacific diesel locomotive 6936

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Silver Hostel dome car at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Silver Hostel dome car at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Vista dome car "Silver Hostel" being restored in the locomotive shop

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Restoration Work at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Restoration Work at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Ongoing restoration work in the Portola Diesel Shop

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Western Pacific 917-D Locomotive

Western Pacific 917-D Locomotive

Western Pacifc 917-D diesel-electric locomotive, used in the Run-A-Locomotive program

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Run-A-Locomotive at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Run-A-Locomotive at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Railroad veteran and a railroad buff about to take the controls of 917-D in the Run-A-Locomotive program

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Inside a Diesel Locomotive

Inside a Diesel Locomotive

Inside the engine compartment of 917-D, next to a VERY NOISY 16 cylinder diesel engine

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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