NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

Things to See and Do

Trains and Railfanning

Keddie WyePlumas County is rich in train history and is renowned for its unique railroad engineering along the Feather River. Magnificent bridges and tunnels, a unique railroad "Y"  and a section of track that crosses over itself in a one-mile loop in order to gain elevation are among the features that attract train buffs to the area.

Occasionally, charter passenger excursions are offered on Plumas County's scenic track through the Feather River Canyon. For more information, visit

Train on trestleThe world-renowned Western Pacific Railroad Museum is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in trains or railroads. The last spike of the Western Pacific Railroad was driven into a trestle at Keddie in 1909, becoming the last transcontinental railroad to be built across the Sierra, connecting California to the rest of the nation. 

7 Wonders brochureLearn more about the area's railroad engineering feats in a  brochure, Plumas County's Seven Wonders of the Railroad World.  Click on the image to the right or download a copy or pick one up the Railroad Museum or at visitor centers throughout the county.  

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