Author: Rick Barlupi

Western Pacific Railroad Museum – ALL ABOARD FOR PORTOLA!

By Rick Barlupi                       Train’s A Comin’! Imagine yourself operating a full-sized diesel locomotive on real railroad trackage, wearing an engineer’s hat, blowing the whistle and grinning from ear to ear. This dream can come to life through the “Run-A-Locomotive” program (R-A-L) at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum located at Portola, in scenic Plumas County, California. Their world famous “Run-A-Locomotive” program allows you to rent a vintage diesel locomotive and operate it on the museum grounds, under the close supervision from your own private qualified engineer instructor. A certificate...

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CARSON CITY – TALKING HOUSES BRING TOUR ALIVE By Rick Barlupi

  [media-credit id=1 align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]The Bliss Mansion– B&B with four rooms. The Krebs-Peterson house–used in 1976 to film John Wayne’s last movie. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, completed in 1868 CARSON CITY – TALKING HOUSES BRING TOUR ALIVE Story and Photos by Rick Barlupi Imagine “Talking Houses” that take you back to when the Old West was young. History is just around the corner and down the street in Carson City, Nevada’s capital, which bears the name of Kit Carson. My daughter and I left our motel and walked across the street to the Visitor’s Center at 1900 S. Carson...

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