Portola Railroad Museum - FRRS

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  1. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Union Pacific steam locomotive 3985 to visit Portola Railroad Museum

    Historic Union Pacific steam locomotive 3985 will be making a west coast
    visit. She is scheduled to arrive at the Portola Railroad Museum during
    the afternoon of Tuesday, August 30. The locomotive will be on public
    display at the Museum through Thursday, September 1. Admission to the
    museum to view the locomotive will be FREE, although donations are
    always welcome. The museum will be open from 10 AM - 5 PM both days.
    This is a rare opportunity to get a close-up view of the largest steam
    locomotive operating in the world today. UP 3985 is a Challenger-type
    locomotive, built in 1943 and used in heavy freight service across the
    Union Pacific system. Restored in the 1980's, the locomotive is
    currently a featured part of the Union Pacific's historic locomotive
    fleet.

    This will be the first trip by the 3985 to the west coast in 6 years.
    Don't miss this rare opportunity.

    For more information on the Feather River Rail Society and the Portola
    Railroad Museum, please visit www.WPLives.org.
  2. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    Thans for the information, Jeff, would it be posible for you to get pix of this Challenger loco for me and others, I am realy interested in the steam that ran on the Feather River, as that is what my layout is loosly based on, also any information about the area that steam was still running over it... have a good one..steve
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    I am not going to vouch for the accuracy of this schedule as I received it from someone who knows someone who knows someone....

    JD

    Official Schedule

    Aug. 26 - 28 Ogden, UT On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 Portola, CA On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. 3 - 4 Roseville, CA On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. 8 Eugene, OR On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. 10 - 22 Portland, OR On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. 25 Boise, ID On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. 27 Pocatello, ID On display
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm