Widow Creek Railroad
WCRR CA. 1999
Welcome to The Feather River Canyon! The Feather River Canyon is a place where a railroad learns respect for nature. Even for a company of Union Pacific’s capability, the canyon presents a tremendous operating challenge. The danger of rock slides is always present, and UP hasn’t always been able to add sidings or other improvements to make running trains here much easier than it was when Western Pacific built the line in the early part of the 20th century. With maintenance personnel constantly trying to keep the line in prime operating condition, between train movements, and access afforded only by the railroad itself, the challenge never ends.
To build a freelance model railroad closely representing the geography and the traffic of the Western Pacific RR’s Feather River Canyon Route from Oroville to Portola, with a branch line to Sierra Pacific Industries in Loyalton CA.
Operating period: 1972
Operation Road: Western Pacific RR & Widow Creek RR
Operation Control: NEC Digital Command
Communications: Wireless Headsets
Car Movement: Car Cards & Waybills
Dispatching: Track Warrants
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