Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola

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  • This is an actual locomotive museum that offers the ability for the patron to drive the train. What a fantastic piece of history within driving distance of Reno. I hope everyone can go visit this and ...  more »
  • Great museum and we bought tickets to ride on the train. 2 of us rode up front and the rest of us rode in the other cars. Some were refurbished but still have a lot of the original seats/tables etc. T...  more »
  • First, while it was a major town on the old Western Pacific Railroad, Portola is not a major stopping point fo the average traveler. However, if you are at all even a casual railfan or model railroade...  more »
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  • Railfan Heaven! More trains here than anywhere else I have been. Everything is up close and personal. Great place to visit.
  • So fun, the kids loved it
  • Best railroad museum - you can walk among live rolling stock and even drive a locomotive.
  • Fun place to go
  • A wonderful experience! I had the opportunity to drive a locomotive....where else can you do that? Huge rolling stock collection, lots of rail memorabilia. A must stop for any rail fan...or any history buff.

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