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Feather River Canyon, Inside Gateway & Shasta Explorer
TOURIST/RAILFAN/RARE MILEAGE TOUR
OCTOBER 10-11-12, 2015
TRAVELING OVER THE FORMER WESTERN PACIFIC FEATHER RIVER CANYON AND HIGHLINE
GREAT NORTHERN'S INSIDE GATEWAY AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S SHASTA ROUTE.
OCTOBER 10: EMERYVILE-MARTINEZ-DAVIS-SACRAMENTO-OROVILLE-WESTWOOD
OCTOBER 11: WESTWOOD-KLAMATH FALLS-CHEMULT-KLAMATH FALLS
OCTOBER 12: KLAMATH FALLS-REDDING-CHICO-SACRAMENTO-DAVIS-MARTINEZ-EMERYVILLE
For a complete trip description, including details and numerous trip options, please click here to visit Trains & Travel International's web site.
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October 15-20, 2015
Trains & Travel International and the Central Coast Railroad Club invite you come travel with us on a grand 6 day fall colors tour riding a number of scenic and interesting trains in Northern California and Nevada and visiting the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola and the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
Also the opportunity to ride Amtrak's California Zephyr eastbound over Donner Pass and westbound between Salt Lake City and Emeryville onboard the historic original California Zephyr streamlined sleeper and vista dome cars.
This tour will feature steam charter photo trains on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and the Nevada Northern Railroad.
DAY 1 THURSDAY OCTOBER 15: Depart Emeryville onboard Amtrak's California Zephyr to Truckee, transfer
to a chartered motorcoach to the Portola area and upper Feather River Canyon. Visit Chris Skow's G scale garden
model railroad and his extensive railroad museum and green house. Dinner provided by a Mexican food caterer, with
a grand buffet all you can eat dinner with unlimited margarita's on his deck overlooking the Mohawk Valley in Blairsden.
After dinner transfer to local lodging in the Portola area.
DAY 2 FRIDAY OCTOBER 16: Visit the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola. Mid-day we board our charter motor coach and head back south to Truckee and on to Tahoe City where we will make a stop for lunch. Continue around the south and east shores of Lake Tahoe then on to Carson City, where we visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum. After our museum visit hotel check-in in Carson City
DAY 3 SATURDAY OCTOBER 17: Visit the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. East Gate Station just a few miles east of Carson City. We board our charter steam train and back down into the Carson River Canyon for a number of photo run-bys. We return to the East Gate Station at 9:30AM so the steam locomotive can be serviced prior to the 10:00AM public departure for Virginia City. We will stay right onboard and ride this train on up the hill to Virginia City making a number of photo run-bys on the steep grades in the Comstock. Upon arrival in Virginia City you will have plenty of time to explore the downtown area and get some lunch and visit the V&T workshops. We then board our motor coach to Reno in order to board the eastbound California Zephyr to Elko.
DAY 4 SUNDAY OCTOBER 18: Depart Elko on our charter motorcoach to East Ely, Nevada. Upon our arrival we will visit the Nevada Northern Railroad workshops before boarding our charter steam train to make photo run-bys up to Keystone.
DAY 5 MONDAY OCTOBER 19: Nevada Northern Depot. We will have both steam locomotives fired up and in operation. A number of photo run-bys will be run in the morning sun with both steam locomotives and different train consists in the East Ely yard. We then depart East Ely onboard our charter bus to Wendover, Nevada. This will be our dinner stop before continuing on east to Salt Lake City, Utah. Here we will board Amtrak's California Zephyr for the journey back to the Bay Area.
DAY 6 TUESDAY OCTOBER 20: Departing Reno the Zephyr starts the climb into the Sierra Nevada Mountains soon crossing into California and over Donner Pass. Arrival back in Emeryville is scheduled for 4:10PM.
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This page last updated on 2/14/2015.