BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Western Pacific Railroad History ~ Plumas County Visitors BureauThe Western Pacific was incorporated in 1903 to build from Salt Lake City, Utah and a connection with the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to Oakland, California.  It was part of the Gould family of...
The History of Portola ~ By Rebecca Rhode

The History of Portola ~ By Rebecca Rhode

The History of Portola Plumas County Visitors BureauWritten by Rebecca Rhode for an 11th Grade History project, Portola High School, 2003 The town of Portola, California, sits along both sides of the middle fork of the Feather River, in Plumas County, on the upper...

Gandy Dancers ~ Bio for Railroad Days Program

Gandy Dancers Bio for Railroad Days Program “Gandy dancers” was a nickname for railroad section gangs in the days before modern mechanized track upkeep. The men were called dancers for their synchronized movements when repairing track under the direction...

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FEATHER RIVER RAIL SOCIETY

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FEATHER RIVER RAIL SOCIETY When the 80 year corporate life of the Western Pacific Railroad began ending with the merger into the larger Union Pacific Railroad, a group of WP employees and historians came together to form the Feather River Rail...