Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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700 Western Pacific Way P. O. Box 608
Portola, California 96122

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Run A Locomotive Rates

Our World Famous "Run-A-Locomotive" program allows you, our visiting public, to rent a vintage diesel locomotive and operate it on the museum grounds, under the close supervision of your own private instructor.  Relive a childhood fantasy!  No experience required, just an adventurous mind.  Income from locomotive rentals helps fund the restoration of our historic equipment.

The "R-A-L program" has three basic plans, all include private instruction from a qualified engineer.

Do you have a friend or family member that loves to remind you how large their vehicle is?  At the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, you and your family can take the throttle YOURSELF in one of our vintage diesel locomotives! (with a qualified engineer/instructor of course!)  Upon completing your engineer experience, you will receive a certificate, suitable for framing so YOU can brag to all of your large vehicle driving friends and family.  When they boast about the size of their vehicle, brandish your "Engineer's Certificate" and show them the pictures.  They'll either be envious, or will get really quiet, really quick.  All persons intending to operate a locomotive under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed release of liability.

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Western Pacific Railroad Museum
Steve Habeck
700 Western Pacific Way
P. O. Box 608
Portola, CA 96122
Phone: 530-832-4131
Fax: 530-832-1854