As part of the Domes Over Donner
tour, we were treated to a whirlwind tour of the Western Pacific
Railroad Museum. Bill Parks drove all who were interested in
visiting the museum. Eugene Vicknair, Feather River Rail
Society Secretary, was our docent for most of the tour. Our
first order of business was a train ride on the caboose train pulled by
the WP 707 locomotive.
A family is enjoying their ride on the old Missouri Pacific caboose.
Above, views across the property to the still operating Union Pacific
Next, we were invited aboard the WP 707 for another quick trip around
the museum. This1952 vintage locomotive has dual control
stands. Below left, engineer Don Nelson handles the engine.
Lew Barnard explains how a locomotive controls work.
On the ground near the WP2001 is Steve Habeck, Vice-President and
The museum has a vast collection of large and small railroad
equipment. The Quincy Railroad number 3 is sandwiched between the
WP 2001 Geep and the UP Centennial 6946.