Travel to the legendary Feather River Canyon and see this historic line between Oroville and Portola, California.
This program will show you many highlights of the canyon including: the famous bridges at Pulga, Clio Trestle, Serpentine Canyon, Williams Loop (where trains loop over themselves), and the famous Keddie Wye. Catch the legendary “Broncos” escorting trains through the rain, when the risk of rock slides and washouts is high. This is historic Western Pacific trackage, now the UP’s Canyon Sub. You will see the Quincy Railroad in action and take a ride on their EMD SW7 switcher up and down the 4% grade which connects a local Sierra Pacific sawmill with the UP. At Portola, we spend some time at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum where the WP lives. You will even witness steam locomotive UP 844 making a special appearance as the UP celebrates 100 years of railroading in the Feather River Canyon!