24 of us that donated to the Portola Railroad museum were invited to ride from Orland
Ca at the Western Pacific's old station (& now a fantastic resaurant & brewery)to
Portola up the Feather river canyon on the most famous and only continuous running
steam engine in the USA. Old #844 .. a Huge Great Northern weighing in at 980,000
lbs. This trip was to re-enact placing of the gold spike that finished this
route 100 years ago.
We had a great private car and dome car too.
The weather didn't cooporate much ... it was rainy and foggy all day ... I have posted a few photos here .. To really see the beauty of the Feather River Canyon in good weather .. google it under images.