Volunteers needed in Portola, CA (June 9 to 14)

We need a few volunteers to participate in a work party at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA during the week of June 9-14.


This work party will finish preparing the 5057 for movement to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad shop in Usk, WA this summer.   The primary focus will be on the air brake system.  The brake beams and hangers for the #3 axle need to be reassembled so the air brake system can be tested and any problems can be resolved.  Also, more work needs to be done to secure the locomotive for the trip (welding temporary steel bars across the hood access doors).  We will be working hard to get the work done earlier than June 14, but we’re allowing extra time in case things don’t go as planned.


Volunteer accommodations are available in a sleeping car at the museum at least to June 12.


All participants will be Feather River Rail Society members.  If you are not a member, we will ensure you become a member.


Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided or you can bring your own if you have them.


If you’re interested in joining this volunteer crew or have questions, please contact Paul Krueger at kruegerp@nwlink.com.


Volunteers Bill Sery, Wayne Monger, and Fred High pose in front of the 5057 at Portola, CA

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