Into The Feather River Canyon
Travel to the legendary Feather River Canyon and see this historic line between Oroville and Portola, California.
This Hi-Definition Blu-ray 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. This was the last year regularly scheduled stack trains ran through the canyon before being re-routed over Donner Pass. Watch the legendary "Broncos" escorting trains through the rain, when the risk of rock slides and washouts is high.
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 the UP 844 steam locomotive making a special appearance as the UP celebrates 100 years of railroading in the Feather River Canyon.
- Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes