Union Pacific Snow Plow Car (UP 900002)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 39° 48.297 W 120° 28.456
10S E 716220 N 4409160
Quick Description: A dramatically-shaped and painted snow plow car at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 7:38:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM67HB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
I used to think these plows were part of an engine, but this is clearly a "free-standing" car. The scale of the plow in the front is enormous and is a favorite backdrop for photos among visitors to this museum.

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is located in Portola, California, off of Highway 70 in the northern Sierra Mountains. It's a little off the beaten track for most tourists (about 50 miles north of Reno), but the attractions are terrific. Over a hundred rail cars, engines, and cabooses can be found in the yard, many of which you can climb inside. For a fee you can even drive a diesel train! (Reservations required.) The Museum is open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm The first Saturday in April through the first Sunday in November. Admission was only 5$ for adults and $2 for children. For more information on the museum see the museum website.

Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Display

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): 5$ adults, 2$ children

Website about this MOW waymark. (optional): Not listed

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