A friend and myself paid a visit to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California. During our visit, we not only viewed the many trains and collectables, we were given instruction on operating a Southern Paicific road engine, SP GP9E #2873, including one hour of operating the locomotive.
RENT A LOCOMOTIVE
WE RENTED THIS ONE
IN THE ENGINE
Don't forget to activate your directions lights, put it in forward, activate the bell, give two shorts blasts on the horn, release the brakes and throttle up one or two notches.
SEE IT IN MOTION
See and hear the GP9E start up and run on the rails. Click the film reel icon to activate the video.