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North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar

 

Updated 02/16

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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.

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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.

Chronological Listing of Excursions

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Jan 6 - CA posted 11/17
Fillmore & Western Rwy
Motorcar Operators West run. Estimated 46 miles. MOW Special Operating Rules #3 apply.  No trailers with passengers and no home-built cars permitted.  Run fee $85.  Details HEREWayne Parsons EC, 3161 Country Lane, Simi Valley, CA 93063. (818) 631-4805.

Feb 17 - 18 - TX posted 11/28
Border Pacific Railroad 
Railroad Partners, Inc. 60 RT miles between Penitas and Rio Grande City each day. Track parallels the Mexican border along the Rio Grande River. Hyrails welcome. Fee $50. Details HERE. EC Leland Stewart  210-863-5397.

Mar 10 - CA posted 01/05
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Mar 16 - PA posted 01/25
Colebrookdale RR (former Eastern Berks RR)
Test & Tune your car between Boyertown to Pottstown (aprox. 17 miles per R/T). Multiple trips will be made.  Northern Central Rail Car Assn (NCRA);  25 car limit;  cost estimate - $30 per car,  EC Gary Shrey. Details HERE.

Mar 17 - PA posted 01/25
Allentown & Auburn RR
Test & Tune your car between Kutztown and Topton (aprox. 8 miles per R/T). Multiple trips will be made.  Northern Central Rail Car Assn (NCRA);  25 car limit;  cost estimate - $30 per car,  EC:  John (Boomer) Schmidt. Details HERE.

Mar 18 - PA posted 01/25
West Chester Railroad
Test & Tune your car between West Chester to Glen Mills (aprox. 16 miles per R/T). Multiple trips will be made.  Northern Central Rail Car Assn (NCRA);  25 car limit;  cost estimate - $30 per car,  EC Jamie Haislip. Details HERE.

Apr 7 - 8 - PA posted 01/16 FULL – Waiting List Started
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern RR
2-day excursion starting in Pottsville, and returning each day. We will travel to Good Spring with side line trips one day, and to Haucks the other day. Over 200 miles total expected.  Send email to Gary Shrey to be put on our list. Applications will be e-mailed soon.

Apr 14 - CA posted 02/07
Niles Canyon Railway
PRO run. Details HERE. EC Steve Paluso. 

Apr 14 - CA posted 01/05
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Apr 15 - CA posted 02/16
Western Railroad Museum
Rio Vista Junction. Motorcar Operators West will run to Bird's Landing Sunday morning and return to the museum for a vintage trolley ride at 11:00 and then go out to Canon in the afternoon. $65 fee. EC Dave Balestreri Details HERE.

Apr 20 - 22 - FL posted 02/04
Florida Central RR/Florida Northern RR
SERO excursion. Friday - Eustis, Mt Dora and then toward Sorrento. Saturday, Winter Garden to Tavares & return. Sunday, Ocala, Candler, Lowell, Ocala. Approx 140 miles total. $175 per car. Details HERE. EC Keith Mackey 352-502-5021

Apr 20 - 22 - WA posted 01/16
Eastern WA Gateway RR
Set on in Wilbur. 2 day NARCOA/PRO excursion.195 RT miles. No car limit. No Hi-Rail. Non-mentoring. Fee $250 USD. Check to Peter Wolfgram, 2701 Sheepshank Dr, Belgrade, MT 59714, 406-580-4761. EC Bill Andrews. ECITs Peter Wolfgram and Bryan Adams.Details on Pro website.

Apr 28 - OK posted 02/02
A-OK Railroad
Oklahoma Railway Museum trip from McAlester to Red Oak.  92 mile round trip.  Fee $40 per unit.  EC Drake Rice, 405-478-3225,  3121 Talon Road, Edmond, OK 73013

Apr 28 - CA posted 01/05
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Photo run. Two runs  from Ione to Martel with stops at scenic spots.  This is a NARCOA sanctioned run for motor car operators and their friends and family, not a Rides for the Public run.  Run fee is $45.00.  Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356

May 12 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

May 19 - IN posted 02/12
French Lick Scenic Railway
Great Lakes Railcars 50 mile round trip from Jasper to French Lick.  Fee $70.  For details contact EC Andy Sargent at 812-525-4856. Registration deadline is 5/12/2017, no exceptions.

May 25 – Jun 1 – CO/NM posted 02/05
D&SNGRR C&TSRR – Late Spring Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge Tour
The Rocky Mountain Division of NARCOA is hosting a 338 mile tour on the Narrow Gauge. 3 days on the Durango and Silverton Railroad followed by a move day then 3 days Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad. Mentored operators only. 20 car limit. Tour price $725 per car. ECs Philip Walters & Alan Borchardt. Details HERE

May 25 - 28 - ID posted 02/10
Eastern Idaho Railroad
MOW excursion Burley to Buhl, Burley to Jerome and Burley to Oakley and River Raft industrial leads. 246 rail miles $320 MOW website for info. Joe Schnyder EC.

May 26 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Memorial Day Weekend Run, Saturday  only. Two, possibly three, full Runs to Martel and back for operators and rides for the Public from Lane's Station.  If you can provide seats to sell then there is no run fee.  Otherwise regular run fee is $45.00. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356

Jun 1 - 3 - MI posted 01/01 FULL – Waiting List Started
Great Lakes Central Railroad
Great Lakes Railcars, Inc. is hosting an excursion covering approximately 236 rail miles.  Set-on in Cadillac with overnights in Petoskey and Traverse City. Trip fee is $575, includes 2 nights lodging.  30 car limit.  Details HERE.  EC Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jun 9 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Jun 30 - Jul 1 - WV posted 01/25
West Virginia Central RR 
Aprox. 170 miles over two days.  Mountain railroading, steep hills, and lots of scenery and trains.  30 car limit, No Hy-rails. Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC. Details HEREEC John Gonder

Jul 7 - 8 - VT posted 02/16
Vermont Rail
"SAVE THE DATES" White River Junction-Newport and return, approx 220 RT miles. This is an overnight excursion. One overnight accomodation included with each registration. Details to follow. NEREX EC Keith Knowlton.  40 car limit. Non-mentoring excursion.

Jul 9 - MN posted 01/01
North Shore Scenic Railroad
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting an excursion between Two Harbors and Duluth.  Includes 52 miles of rail travel, 1.75 hour Duluth Harbor Cruise, lunch at the Duluth Depot, and museum admission.  Trip Fee $140.  25-car limit.  Detais HERE.  EC Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 14 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Jul 15 - 20 - ON posted 01/01 FULL – Waiting List Started
Ontario Northland Railway
Great Lakes Railcars, Inc. 734 mile motor car excursion through northern Ontario between North Bay and Hearst.  Trip fee is $1,850 (USD) or $2,050 for Canadian participants, and includes 5 nights lodging and more.  Details HERE.  25-car limit.  EC Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Aug 11 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS
Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate. 

Aug 11 - 12 - WV -posted 01/25
South Branch Valley Railroad
Romney WV. Confirmed. Info out soon. Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC 

Aug 25 - 26 - NY posted 02/16
Lehigh Railway/Owego & Harford Railway
Approx 150 RT miles. Details HERE. NEREX EC Itchy Mead. Fee for this weekend package is $175, Sunday lunch included. 25 car limit. Non-mentoring excursion.

Aug 25 - 26 - IN/MI posted 01/01 FULL – Waiting List Started
Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Great Lakes Railcars, Inc. is hosting a 150 mile round-trip between Ashley, IN and Coldwater, MI.  Trip fee is $280 and includes Saturday night lodging and more.  35-car Limit.  Details HERE.  EC Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Sep 3 - WV posted 02/12
West Virginia Central RR
Elkins Fundraiser.. Charity rides for the public. Need hard commitment from from at least six cars and operators . No fee. Chance to get some time here. No trains running that day. Call John Gonder  724-244-7538 or Email  Appalachian Rail excursions/WVC RR/ sponsors

Sep 4 – Sep 10 – CO/NM posted 02/05
D&SNGRR C&TSRR – Late Summer Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge Tour
The Rocky Mountain Division of NARCOA is hosting a 359 mile tour on the Narrow Gauge. 3 days on the Durango and Silverton Railroad followed by a move day then 3 days Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad. Mentored operators only. 20 car limit. Tour price $735 per car. ECs Philip Walters & Alan Borchardt. Details HERE

Sep 8 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Sep 8- 24 - AK posted 01/05
Alaska Railroad 
Motorcar Operators West presents the premium run of the year, 950 miles on the Alaska railroad. This a 16 day trip with all lodging and railroad fees included  in the run fee of $7,500. Details  HERE. EC Dave Balestreri, 2320 E street, Sacramento, CA. 95816, 916.531.7536

Sep 22 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

End of Summer Run. Two runs to from Ione to Martel.  This is a NARCOA sanctioned run for motor car operators and their friends and family, not a ride for the public run.  Run Fee is $45.00.  Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356

Oct 13 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Oct 13 - 14 - WV posted 01/25
West Virginia Central RR 
Elkins WV. Confirmed. Info out soon. Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC 

Oct 27 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

History Run. Two runs from Ione to Martel.  This is for motor car operators and Rides for the Public.  If you can provide seats for the Public then there is no run fee.  Please let me know in advance.  Otherwise $45.00 Run Fee. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356

Nov 10 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Rides for the Public, weather permitting. Contact Tom Correa 209-296-4356 if you would like to participate.

Dec 1 - CA posted 01/01
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS

Christmas Toy Run. Two runs from Ione to Martel. Run fee $25 if you bring a new, unqrapped toy/toys for our Kids in Amador County.  Run fee is $45 without toys. Prize for the best decorated motorcar. Contact Tom Correa  209-296-4356

Excursions Held On A Regular Basis

Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2018 - CA
Amador Central Railroad, RRCHS
RRCHS will be having NARCOA Motor car runs open to all licensed and insured motorcar operators and work parties from Ione to Martell on various dates throughout the year for RRCHS members. Please contact EC Tom Correa  209-296-4356for information and times/dates on the work parties and runs.

Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019 - 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, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019 - 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, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019 - 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

Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019 - 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


 

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