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The Western Pacific Railroad Museum - Part Two
Portola, California

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum occupies a former repair and supply center on the west edge of Portola. Their collection of 33 diesel locomotives is unrivalled, and many are in running condition.

The museum offers a unique opportunity - its "Run A Locomotive" program. Anyone who has dreamed of driving a diesel locomotive can get their chance here.

Western Pacific Railroad Museum
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Rotary snowplow

Rotary snowplow

Rotary snowplow mounted on a diesel locomotive

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Centennial diesel locomotives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Centennial diesel locomotives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific DDA4OX "Centennial" diesel-electric locomotives 6936 and 6946, 96 feet long and 6600 horsepower, the largest ever built

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola

Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola

Western Pacific 563 diesel and 501 switcher

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Western Pacific 805-A Locomotive

Western Pacific 805-A Locomotive

Western Pacific FP7 type diesel locomotive 805-A, that once pulled the California Zephyr

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Western Pacific locomotive cab and various cars awaiting restoration

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Western Pacific 2001, a GP20-type turbocharged diesel, and 917-D

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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Inside a Union Pacific Caboose

Inside a Union Pacific Caboose

Sleeping loft and heating stove inside a partly restored Union Pacific caboose

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2012
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