Feather river national scenic byway route 70 north from oroville is really not all that scenic, in our opinion. Find 107 listings related to feather river in oroville on. Union pacifics route through the feather river canyon is still closed from heavy rains that plagued northern california starting more than three weeks ago. Up feather river route, part 2 rock creek trestle, chilcoot tunnel and more. Road trip along sierra nevadas feather river by peter fish march 16, 2018 updated. It was constructed between 1906 and 1909, and connects the. The route begins just outside of oroville, home to feather river, the states first designated wild and scenic river.
A geographical tour, san francisco to keddie western pacific description. These book are a bit odd in that they are not quite a photo book, and not quite a history book. We will cover equipment, flies, and rigging techniques that have been proven on the river. The operating department needs your help for this years 2003 operating season. The rivers main stem is about 73 miles 117 km long. The canyon was extremely rugged with unstable rock that caused many slides. Attracting fans from all over the world, the wps short but diverse route featured everything from urban industrial trackage in the thriving metropolis of the san francisco bay area to the scenic splendors and sleepy mountain communities of the famous feather river. The line was built to compete with the central pacific railroad and later southern pacific railroad, which at the time held a nearly complete monopoly on northern california rail. From 1910 until merging with union pacific railroad in 1982, the western pacific was one of the wests most popular railroads. The feather river route is a rail line that was built and operated by the western pacific railroad.
The feather river route is modeled as it might have appeared in 1968. You will pass through a total of 32 tunnels as the train makes it journey from emeryville to portola. Feather river doors offers a full line of fiberglass exterior doors, decorative wood interior doors, and fiberglass patio doors. But to exit the san francisco bay area wp ran through another, much. Also included is a segment of the 4th subdivision, from keddie to almanor. History of tesla, a california coal mining town, dan l. Get directions, maps, and traffic for feather river canyon, ca. One of the largest lakes in california, it is host to a community of houseboats and popular for a variety of waterbased recreation, such as kayaking, swimming and bass fishing. The middle fork of the feather river has been designated a wild and scenic river since 1968. Departing eastbound from the bay area the train runs on the former southern pacific route along waters edge of the san francisco bay with breathtaking views of. Western pacific railroad yankee hill historical society. News upper feather river watershed integrated regional.
This 1991 union pacific feather river service route zts book, 143 pdf pages on dvd. Once the train reaches the lower region of the feather river canyon you will travel 91 miles through three different regions of the rugged feather river canyon. In its latest customer service advisory, railroad managers say the last remaining rail outage. The feather river route by 3dtrains is a representation of western pacifics 3rd subdivision between oroville and portola, california, which includes the scenic feather river canyon. Before its confluence with the middle fork of the feather river, just downstream from feather falls, the fall. At mile 5 comes the final class iv rapid, an extremely constricted boulder pile, which in 2002 was best run on the far right. The first volume covers the bay area east to keddie in the feather river canyon. The stretch of track through the feather river canyon hasnt seen a. Union pacific 1991 feather river zts book zonetrackspot. The zephyr runs daily between chicago and san francisco, coursing. Wp was not incorporated to build its main line from salt lake city to the san francisco bay area until 1903, and its final spike was not driven until 1909. Leftofcenter looks like a good route from the top, but ends in a rock plug.
Union pacifics feather river canyon route still closed. While the route avoided the treacherous steep granite cliffs found along donner pass, the feather river carried its own difficulties. The feather river steelhead tour is designed to give anglers information about fishing the steelhead in the feather river. Entry systems interior doors patio doors glass details. Railroad book dealers also may carry the volumes from time to time. San francisco to keddie by rattenne, ken and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The second volume covers the high line keddie north to bieber and the railroad east of keddie to salt lake city. Historic train trip thru feather river canyon and mt. It was constructed between 1906 and 1909, and connects the cities of oakland, california, and salt lake city, utah. I would like to invite members of the feather river rail society to join me and the members of the operating department on saturday may 3 and sunday may 4, 2003 for our annual crew training. Feather river national scenic byway plumas county 2020. Buy the feather river route by ken rattenne online at alibris. The new route passes through several tunnels and over two fairly spectacular bridges.
Its length to its most distant headwater tributary is just over 210 miles 340 km. As you climb through the heart of the rockies, and further west through the snowcapped sierra nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. The feather river is the principal tributary of the sacramento river, in the sacramento valley of northern california. The fall salmon run is the largest run of several in the feather river and the only run that is currently open to fishing. Feather river scenic byway california scenic drives on. Heres a couple more photos of the late, great feather river railway from the lens of the late jim wren. If you are an admirer of highway and railway engineering, then go. Life on the feather river route a railroaders pictorial scrapbook. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories. Thats when feather river fishing guide kevin brock will be leading feather river salmon fishing trips, offering an excellent opportunity to catch a big salmon.
Crew training will be held on one weekend this year. There is a very good surfing hole on river left in there somewhere. A geographical tour, keddie to salt lake city western pacific 9780870461033. This book has great information and a useful history of the line.
According to brian solomons book, southern pacific railroad, the very first western pacific railroad. At the western terminus of the route is lake oroville in butte county, the beginning of the massive california water project. I know precious little about this fascinating logging railroad. Rail feather river express and trains unlimited tours. Experienced travelers say the california zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of north america.
Book and video list on western pacific and related subjects. This 1991 feather river service route area zts zonetrackspot book used to identify tracks at industries for switching railroad cars is by union pacific railroad 8 years. Tour 7 wonders of the railroad world plumas county. Lance gray will lead you along the river, showing you access areas, riffles, and how to fish them. Wp history books and videos feather river rail society. Almost all of the back issues are available in the museum store or by mail by calling the museum store at 530 83241. This was my first western pacific book and still one of my favorites. Feather river doors exterior, interior, patio, french. You will marvel at the bridges across steep gorges. Fork and the middle fork of the feather river for a possible route. In the end, gould and keddie were rewarded for choosing. Nsspike by now the effects of the afternoon rush hour are coming into play and i simply wont be able to continue the eastward chase as much as i would like to.718 451 685 1444 570 991 820 1233 642 1106 573 940 767 811 822 1122 965 54 1195 1030 965 1613 1431 880 1655 364 1022 1012 49 1179 928 592 875 655 1404 983