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Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola

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  • This is a volunteer-staffed organization and it shows. They have a LOT of equipment -- rolling stock and locomotives. But they clearly haven't the manpower to keep any but the few indoor items looking...  more »
  • The best thing about this railroad museum is that here you can actually drive several real diesel electric locomotives for a relatively low cost. The museum is located in Portola, California, a small ...  more »
  • If you are a rail fan and enjoy looking at old railroad equipment you'll like this place. If you are looking for a museum experience with lots to read and study you'll likely be disappointed. This is ...  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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