Sound copyrighted by Bob Belongie of
the McCloud's #25 last commercial run

May 02, 2009
Becky And Dave Ride the Famous
844 Great Northern Steam Engine
Through the Feather River Canyon
Celebrating the Routes 100th Anniversary!

Under Construction
(Another of Doc & Beckys 200+ private web sites)

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.

Voluneers, Employees,suppliers, etc. car

  2. Return to Our Main Private Steam Railroad
  3. Return to our Portola Railroad Museum Site
  4. Return to our Dental Site