The Feather River Route by 3DTrains is a representation of Western Pacific's 3rd Subdivision between Oroville and Portola, California, which includes the scenic Feather River canyon. Quincy Shunt {part 1 of 2} by RolandBP. These Mallets were assigned at this time almost exclusively to heavy fright trains between Oroville and Portola, California. That fact hit home last week when a passenger train derailed in Philadelphia and also last year, on Nov. 26, when a cargo train derailed in the Feather River Canyon. 1,221 people follow this. WP Train 18 meets Train 17 in the Feather River Canyon, December, 1966. The California Zephyr was planned to be a "cruise train," with more Vista-Dome cars than any other regular train in the West. Been meaning to Railfan the Feather River Canyon for some time. Construction of the line began in 1906 and continued under harsh conditions. Train and Travel Feather River Express Return of the California Zephyr 10/30/2009. The Feather River Canyon is beautiful country year round, with plenty to see and do all year. The Feather River Canyon first saw rails when Western Pacific was completed in 1909. Western Pacific's Extra 259 meets the eastbound passenger "Feather River Express" deep in the Feather River Canyon. California’s Feather River Canyon saw passenger train service once again when the Union Pacific ran excursions there in 1994. The Western Pacific Railroad (reporting mark WP) was a Class I railroad in the United States.It was formed in 1903 as an attempt to break the near-monopoly the Southern Pacific Railroad had on rail service into northern California. Mountains on the Rio Grande, and over the Sierra Nevada via Western Pacific's Feather River Canyon rails. Amtrak by dusk. Regards, Jim Evans The FP7 California Zephyr DLC includes three career scenario for the Western Pacific Feather River Canyon route: Train 17 Westbound ; Train 18 Eastbound - Part 1 ; Train 18 Eastbound - Part 2; More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. The mountain peaks should be capped with snow, the vegetation green and the river flowing fast for this rare trip on this historic line. Contact Feather River Train Shop on Messenger. Jul 25, 2019 - Belden >> A November train derailment in the Feather River Canyon was caused by a broken rail, the Enterprise-Record has learned.As Union … The total number of locomotives is 40 and the number of passenger, caboose, and freight cars is 85. It was a bit of a wait for the relief crew to show up. Train Simulator Routes: Feather River Canyon Route Add-On . See more of Feather River Train Shop on Facebook. 1,211 people like this. by trainman4. Feather River Train Shop. After a passenger stop at the station, the Express moved up to the east end of the Keddie yard to take water and then to meet one of WP's new 2-8-8-2's. Hobby Store . by CrazyGecko. Oroville Excursion Pt1. The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is located atop the headwaters of the North Fork of the Feather River in the quaint mountain town of Portola. Feather River Canyon E-9’s. So today was the day. The Feather River Rail Society at Portola, has one of the largest and most historic collections of diesel locomotives in the United States. They should have ran the Feather River Canyon route to Portola like they did for MTS Train Simulator and catch the Portola car washing action!! High Iron Simulations’ Feather River Canyon Scenario Pack 01 has been a Train Simulator best-seller, and this new pack delivers ten all-new and highly authentic career scenarios featuring Western Pacific passenger, main line freight, local freight, and yard operations during the … 5. It was to be part of George Jay Gould’s transcontinental railroad and was largely financed by Denver & Rio Grande, another railroad in the Gould empire; WP connected with D&RG in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Budd Company built the California Zephyr's passenger equipment. After arriving at Portola from the Feather River Canyon, we toured the amazing museum/shop of the Feather River Rail Society. The railroad through the Feather River Canyon and Portola in particular traces its history to one Western Pacific Railroad, which connected Salt Lake City Utah to San Francisco California. Oct 31, 2020 - photographs and illustrations of exterior views of passenger cars owned or operated by the Union Pacific railroad . This facility does restoration and rental of vintage diesels and streamliner passenger cars and has a storage area for unrestored freight equipment. The Feather River route is modeled as it might have appeared in 1968. Western Pacific Feather River forum. The Train Simulator FP7 California Zephyr pack includes a trio of career scenario for the Feather River Canyon and Soldier Summit routes (both available separately), and additional scenarios – both for the Feather River Canyon route and Train Simulator’s acclaimed D&RGW Soldier Summit route – are available at Steam Workshop! There is already a route extension for Feather River Canyon up to Portola, though the yard is modeled more closely to nowadays. 11 check-ins. But the extra wait did translate to a better sun angle for the run down the Feather River Canyon on UP's Canyon Sub. With a grain train, MNPRV and ANPMI all due out of Portola in daylight, along with several BNSF trains coming on/off the Gateway Subdivision, things were looking good. Quincy to Cresent Mills (CS) by Bob. Eight car types would eventually become standard on the train, and each is included in this DLC: a streamlined However, interest in a line through the Feather River Canyon was renewed in 1900, ... A Western Pacific passenger train in the grand canyon, circa 1910s. In Feather River Canyon Scenario Pack 02’s two-part career scenario “Silver Lady East,” you’ll be called for the most prestigious job on the Western Pacific – as engineer of the legendary California Zephyr as Train 18 makes its way from Oroville, powered by classic Electro-Motive FP7A and F7B diesels, up the majestic west slope of the Feather River Canyon. Hobby Store. This will be the first public passenger train to travel the full length of the canyon in many years. The Feather River Special, with 6 dome liners among its 15 passenger cars, was powered by UP’s sleek A-B-A set of E-9s. 5 out of 5 stars. See more ideas about California zephyr, Train, California. Those who could see the controls got to run a diesel back and forth - pretty cool! Construction of the line began in 1906 and continued under harsh conditions. PLUMAS WESTERN RAILWAY. In the Sierra a total absence of roads, along with rockslides in the Feather River Canyon and extreme temperature fluctuation, made working conditions uncomfortable and dangerous. N.S336 Feather River Canyon - GP20 Keddie … Ride a comfortable Amtrak passenger train through the scenic Feather River Canyon, then enjoy an evening at one of Reno's fine hotel-casinos. About See All (415) 499-0664. Not Now. A Western Pacific passenger train in the grand canyon, circa 1910s. The Western Pacific was absorbed into the Union Pacific in 1983. Indeed, the canyon gave the railroad its moniker as the Feather River Route. In Feather River Canyon Scenario Pack 02’s two-part career scenario “Silver Lady East,” you’ll be called for the most prestigious job on the Western Pacific – as engineer of the legendary California Zephyr as Train 18 makes its way from Oroville, powered by classic Electro-Motive FP7A and F7B diesels, up the majestic west slope of the Feather River Canyon. Cal Zephyr Re-Route (Part 2) by blandmedic. Showing 61-90 of 161 entries. Jul 25, 2020 - Explore Christopher Navarro's board "California Zepher" on Pinterest. FEATHER RIVER AND . I eventually found a southbound Manifest pull down short of the Keddie Wye to wait for a new crew. BLAIRSDEN, CALIFORNIA . I woke up at the Jack London Inn and had their breakfast before myself and another gentleman walked back to the Oakland Amtrak Station where we meet our tour group for this exciting trip through the Feather River Canyon to Portola. The museum is along side the busy Union Pacific Railroad mainline through the Feather River Canyon. The weatherman called for snow showers throughout the day, with the main “storm” arriving at dusk. GARDEN SCALE MODEL RAILROAD . Pentrex followed the train from Oroville to Portola on Saturday and Portola to Keddie Wye on Sunday. If you are visiting in the upper Feather River Canyon such as Portola or the resort town of Graeagle and you would like to see the Feather River and Plumas Western G Scale Model Railroad and museum located in Blairsden, which is just a few miles west of Portola, contact us in … Forgot account? Log In. Community See All. The risk of devastation multiplies when the derailed train carries volatile crude oil. See more ideas about Union pacific railroad, Car exterior, Passenger. Nicknamed the "CZ," the train operated between Chicago and Oakland, Calif., over three railroads: the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Denver & Rio Grande Western; and Western Pacific. Also included is a segment of the 4th Subdivision, from Keddie to Almanor. Sort by Most Popular Over time period One Week [GP20 High Nose Adv.] or. 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