The Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola is home to one of the largest and most complete collections in North America dedicated to telling the story of one railroad, and also one of the few places where you can experience railroad history in a truly hands-on way. Sit at the controls of one of the world's largest diesel locomotives. Climb aboard passenger cars from teh California Zephyr, one of the nation's most famous passenger trains. You can even take the throttle of a real railroad locomotive in the oldest engineer experience program in the U.S.
At the Western Pacific Railroad Museum you can actually run a locomotive. Find out what it's like to get behind the controls of a locomotive!
Distance from the Featherbed Railroad: 219 miles.