The Portola Railroad Museum in the Sierra foothills town of Portola,
north of Reno, Nevada, is operated by the Feather River Rail Society.
is located on the former Western Pacific line, now owned by the Union
famous in part for once hosting the California Zephyr, which now runs
the former Southern Pacific line to the south. We visited in August
and took the following photographs. We spent a couple of very pleasant
touring the the grounds and the small museum building, chatting with
friendly staff and enjoying the UP freights with rumbled through with
frequency. There's nothing fancy here. It's a 'close to the action'
that reflects a proud railroad tradition. Note that the day we were
several major pieces of equipment had been moved over to Truckee for
annual railroad celebration. We'll be sure to go back.