ALCos of the Portola Railway Museum

Part of the former UP yard is occupied by the large collection of locomotives and rolling stock of the Feather River Rail Society which owns and operates the Portola Railway Museum. Lots of Alcos on the property but it's a must anyway if your're travelling along UP's (originally Western Pacific's) Feather River Canyon.

ALCo roster as of 2002:

no. model notes
2 RS-3 ex Kennecott Copper
3 RS-3 ex Kennecott Copper
244 RSX-4 / MRS-1 ex U.S. Navy 65-00541, nee U.S. Army 2119
504 S-1 ex Quincy Railroad 4, exx Sacramento Northern 405, nee WP 504
506 S-1 ex Stockton Terminal & Eastern 506, nee WP 506
512 S-1 ex U.S. Army 7372, nee Lone Star Defense 100
544 RSX-4 / MRS-1 ex U.S. Navy 65-00544, nee U.S. Army 2122
563 S-4 exx Foster Farms, ex Central Calfornia Traction 50, nee WP 563
908 RS-2 ex Kennecott Copper
4004 RS-32 ex Simplot, nee SP 7304

Click here for the official Portola RR museum website

Western Pacific "512", April 12th, 1995.

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WP 512
RSX4 One of the two RSX-4 units, today numbered 244, here freshly painted (a somewhat southamerican livery to me), April 12th, 1995.

Rolf Stumpf photo

The other RSX-4 with fading U.S. Navy lettering. This unit has roller bearings, comapare to the 244 above.

Rolf Stumpf photo

FRW 544
Simplot 4004 Simplot RS-32 #4004 under stormy skies which will unload one foot of snow at Truckee that night...

Rolf Stumpf photo

Kennecott Copper RS-3 #3 formerly served the Garfield, UT, smelter. Behind is sister #2.

Rolf Stumpf photo

Kennecott 3
Simplot 4004 Kennecott Copper RS-2 # 908 came from Ely, Nevada.

Rolf Stumpf photo

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