North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar


Updated 10/07


Excursion Co-ordinators may list excursions by contacting webmaster@narcoa.org Listings published on this page are also printed for distribution with The Setoff magazine. To keep NARCOA's printing costs low, please provide "Need to Know" information only. I.E.: Full railroad name (not initials), Narcoa Affiliate name, date, location, miles traveled, cost, contact information. Excursion Co-ordinators may provide a mailing address, email address or link to another web site where additional details or restrictions can be provided. Please send announcements as email text and not as a word processor file.

Reminder - Please include in all run announcements the name of the Affiliate and the Certified EC. Both will be checked for validity by your regional Insurance representative prior to issuing a Certificate of Insurance.

Not all excursions listed on this page are sanctioned or insured by Narcoa. All Narcoa sanctioned excursions require operators be Narcoa certified, follow Narcoa rules and have Narcoa operators insurance.

2017 Chronological Listing of Excursions
2017 Oct Nov Dec

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Oct 20 - 21 OH posted 09/07
Ohio South Central Railroad
Jackson (Ohio). 90 round trip miles, Friday evening run, lunch included. No pets, OVR rules. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, Contact Jaime Samuel Details HERE.

Oct 22 - OH posted 09/07
Hocking Valley Scenic RY
Nelsonville (Ohio). 23 mile round trip, caboose train ride, lunch included. No pets, OVR rules. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, Contact Jaime Samuel Details HERE.

October 21 - KS posted 09/07
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Heart of the Heartlands will host a NARCOA motor car trip out of BurdenS   Trip will run to Fredonia and return, approximately 140 miles round trip.  EC Jay Hastings (918-440-5579). Details HERE. Cost $60 plus $7 membership for non-members. 

Oct 21 - TX posted 09/07
Capitol Metro Transportation
Llano, to Scobee Spur, – Approx. 54 miles RT.  Contact EC prior to run. This will be a cleanup ride.  Fee: $30 membership to Railroad Partners, Inc. Details HERE. EC Leland Stewart  210-863-5397 

Oct 28 - TX posted 09/07
Capitol Metro Transportation
FALL Run - Llano, to Scobee Spur, – Approx. 54 miles RT.  Contact EC prior to run. This will be our annual Fall ride.  Fee: $40.  Details HERE. EC Leland Stewart  210-863-5397   Frank Glatzl   512-918-2412 

Oct 28 - PA posted 05/08
Delaware Lackawana RR
Mid-Atlantic Motorcar Association run over the route of the famous Phoebe Snow on Saturday followed by a paired trip with NEREX on the 29th on the Stourbridge Line out of Honesdale. Set on in Scranton. About 130 miles. Cost $220. EC David Sigafoose,  Ken Ciparis. Details HERE.

Oct 29 - PA posted 06/26 Full - No Waitng List
The Stourbridge Line
Honesdale to Lackawaxen and return. Approx 48 RT miles. This is a non-mentoring excursion. Details HERE. 30 car limit. Fee for this single day (Sunday) event is $60. EC for this NEREX excursion is Rob Piligian. This trip is preceded by a paired trip with MAMA on Saturday, the 28th, on the DL out of Scranton, PA.  

Nov 3 - 4 - GA posted 09/20
St. Marys Railroad
Set on at the Traxx theater /engine house. Details not final but plan set on Friday afternoon with a short evening ride. Saturday to Kingsland and return, approximatly 34 mi. Ankle high, hard sole shoes/boots required. Cost $40 per car. Checks to EC Jay Boggs, 3289 Country Oaks Lane, Orange Park, FL 32065. 904-215-2956.

Nov 4 - IA posted 02/06
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
First Iowa Division ride in Boone. 22 miles round trip and we'll ride this three times during the day and once at night. Cost is $30 per car plus current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ($25). EC for this ride is Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C). Details HERE.

Nov 4 - 5 - NH posted 09/07
New England Southern/Hobo Railroads
The "Snowflake", former B&M White Mountain Branch, overnight excursion, Concord to Lincoln, Saturday, return on Sunday. Approx 140 mile RT. Includes overnight accommodation and catered dinner at Lincoln. 30 car limit. Fee package is $365. Details HERE. NEREX EC Gordan Wallick.

Nov 4 - 5 - AL posted 03/29
Autauga Northern Railroad
Saturday set on and run Prattville to Maplesville (75 RTM).  Sunday Prattville to Billingsley (50 RTM).  Fee $150 per car, 25 car limit.  Mentoring by permission.  SERO Affilliate.  EC's Chris Thompson (251) 463-3270 & Jonathan Blair (706) 252-1582.  SERO Affiliate.  Details & registration form HERE.

Nov 4 - DE posted 09/02 DATE CHANGE
Delaware Coast Line RR
DELMARVA’s Annual Toys for Tots Ride – Northern Central Railcar Assn. (approx 30 RT miles) Georgetown to Lewes, collecting toys along the way. Decorate your car for Christmas!. $35 PLUS at least one new, unwrapped toy. Note this will be the last trip on this railroad, large sections of the tracks will be pulled after this excursion. Non-mentoring excursion. EC: Boomer John Schmidt details HERE
Nov 5 - DE
posted 09/02 DATE CHANGE
Wilmington & Western RR
DELMARVA's Annual Toys for Tots Ride – Northern Central Railcar Assn. (approx 25 RT miles) Hockessin to Greenbank, collecting toys along the way. Decorate your car for Christmas. $35 PLUS at least one new, unwrapped toy. Non-mentoring excursion.EC: Jamie Haislip Details HERE

Nov 11 - 12 - CA posted 10/07
Western Railroad Museum
Motorcar Operators West Annual General Meeting. Saturday evening run to Bird’s Landing and the East Bay lights. Then run to Dozier (HWY 113). On Sunday, 12 mile ride in a trolley. At 1:30 a 25 mile round trip excursion to Canon. E.C. Dave Balestreri.  Fee $65. Detaila HERE.

Nov 11 -12 - KY posted 09/12 Cancelled
Kentucky Railroad Museum, Big South Fork Railway
Ride the KY museum tracks 22 miles in New Haven Saturday morning then travel to Stearns for multiple trips Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  Details pending, contact Stan Conyer 812-342-0565 or email after September 27.

Nov 18 - PA posted 08/17
Southwest Pennsylvania railroad Toys for Tots
Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC. 52 mile trip through Southwestern PA . Toys for Tots collection run. Decorate your cars. New unwrapped toy as part of registration fee. Mt Pleasant to Greensburg and return.  Fee $60 per/car. Details HERE. Coordinators, John Gonder Eric Clark, Chuck badger

Nov 18 - 19 - OK posted 07/10
Farmrail Railroad
The Oklahoma Railway Museum two day trip out of Clinton, OK. Total mileage approx. 200. $70 per unit, EC Drake Rice, 405-478-3225. 3121 Talon Road, Edmond, OK 73013

Dec 2 - CA posted 02/09
Amador Central RR
Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society Christmas Run. Bring an unwrapped new Toy for our Amador kids and run fee is only $25.00. Please contact Tom Correa, EC.

Dec 2 - PA posted 07/24
North Shore Railroad
Central PA Excursionsv annual Christmas ride to benefit Toys for Tots.  Collect toys and donations along the 86 miles of former Lackawanna RR track. $65 fee and at least 1 unwrapped toy. EC Larry Maynard at 570-337-3979 Details HERE.
Dec 3 - PA posted 07/24
Union County Industrial Railroad
Central PA Excursions 30 mile ride . Fee is $35. EC Larry Maynard at 570-337-3979 Details HERE.

Excursions Held On A Regular Basis

Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 - PA
Northern Central Railroad
Excursions on the Northern Central Railroad from New Freedom, Pa to York, Pa on various dates. E.C. Dean L. Grote call 717-637-7647 or e-mail for details.

Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 - PA
Stewartstown Railroad
Excursions on the Stewartstown Railroad from New Freedom, Pa to Stewartstown, Pa on various dates. Northern Central Railcar Association E.C. Dean L. Grote call 717-637-7647 or e-mail for details.

Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 - GA
Cater Parrott Railnet
SERO will be having motorcar car runs on the Cater Parrott Rail net from Valdosta to Willacoochee and from from Madison to Newborn and from Barnesville to Thomaston on various dates contact EC's Will Thompson EC Home 229-723-8231 or Cell 229-359-5701 or Frank Ahouse 229-886-4707

Jan 1, 2016 through Feb 1, 2018 - TX
Capitol Metro Transportation
Railroad Partners, Inc. will host NARCOA motorcar runs from Llano, TX to Scobee Spur, TX – Approx. 54 miles RT. or McDade, TX to near Giddings, TX – approx 23 miles RT on various dates. Details HERE. (EC) Leland Stewart 210-863-5397

Feb 1, 2015 through Feb 1, 2016 - MS
Mississippi Delta Railroad
SERO will be having NARCOA motorcar runs and work days on various dates on the Mississippi Delta RR between Swan Lake, Clarksdale and Lula Mississippi. Contact E.C. Chris Thompson, phone (251) 463-3270.

Feb 1, 2016 through Dec 31, 2016 - CA
Amador Central Railroad
RRCHS will be having NARCOA Motor Car Runs open to all licensed motorcar operators and Work Parties from Ione to Martell on various dates throughout the year for members. Please contact EC Tom Correa for information and times/dates on the work parties and runs.


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