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North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar

 

Updated 04/22

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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 - PA posted 02/24
Everett RR
SAVE THE DATE  Verbal permission has been granted. Annual excursion. Set-on will be in Hollidaysburg 55-60 total miles. Roaring Spring station lunch stop. $45. Details HERE. EC Gary Shrey  717-227-9628

Apr 29 - WV/MD posted 02/24
Western Maryland Scenic RR
SAVE THE DATE  Verbal permission has been granted. The annual excursion. Set-on will be at the engine house in Ridgeley, WV. We will travel to Frostburg and turn on the turntable. 34 Total miles. Set-off by 3 PM. $40. Details HERE. EC Gary Shrey  717-227-9628

Apr 28 - IA posted 02/19
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
First Iowa Division iexcursion at Boone, IA.  We will ride the line several times between Boone and Wolf.  Round trip mileage is 20. Cost $30 plus membership in the IRHS ($25).  EC Carl Schneider. Details HERE

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 4 – 5 -  MIposted 03/06
Coopersville & Marne Railway 
Great Lakes Railcars from Coopersville.  Evening run to Marne on Friday. Two trips to Grand Rapids, estimated 56 miles, on Saturday.  Cost $50 with 25 car limit.  Checks to Great Lakes Railcars, Richard Dunton, 1225 – 19 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI  49319; 616-644-5024, before 8 pm. 

May 6 - TX posted 03/30
Texas State Railroad
Hosted by Railroad Partners Inc. 50 miles RT between Palestine and Rusk. Two RT's for 100 miles total for the day. Trip fee: $120, lunch for 2 included. Advanced sign up required. Details HERE.  EC Frank Glatzl, 512-484-4102.

May 5 - 9 - WA/OR posted 02/21
MOW and PRO Get Together
Saturday the Goose Lake RR. Sunday the Prineville RR. Tuesday the Chelatchie Prairie RR and Wednesdaythe Mount Rainier Scenic RR and Tacoma Rail .  This is a joint venture sponsored by Motorcar Operators West and Pacific Railcar Operators. Details HERE

May 5 - OH posted 02/26
Toledo Train Day
Motorcar operators are invited to display and operate their motorcars. Space for 9 cars. No fee event, NARCOA insurance required as Part B coverage is in effect. Contact Phil Linne Phone 740-294-7328. Details HERE.

May 11 - 13 - CO posted 03/12
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Rocky Mountain Division Of NARCOA announces Spring test & tune day. 26 miles R.T. with multiple trips each day. Mentoring welcome. Rail sweeps and spark arrestors required. Run Fee $85. Contact Jon Keeling 719-989-0779 

May 12 - OR posted 03/20
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Pacific Railcar Operators set-on at Tillamook at the Blimp Hangar starting at 06:30.  Run to Batterson, approximately 35 miles, with a lunch stop at Wheeler.  We will stop at Garibaldi on the way back to visit with the 4 active steamers there. $85 fee. EC Bill Bain. Details HERE.  

May 12 - OH posted 02/26
Midwest Railway Preservation Society
The New Jersey TrackCar Excursions (NJTE) invites you to participate in a Track Car Day event in Cleveland, OH. Details HERE. EC: Ken Ciparis, 732-618-4286

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 12 - IA posted 02/19
Midwest Electric Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Mt. Pleasant, IA.  We will ride the 1-mile trolley loop several times during the day. Cost $20. EC Carl Schneider. Details HERE

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 19 - PA posted 02/24
Lycoming Valley Railroad
Northern Central Railcar Association will host a 50 mile RT ride from Williamsport, PA to Jersey Shore, PA and back and from Williamsport to Montgomery and back. Registration fee - $50. Details HERE. EC Gary Shrey  717-227-9628

May 20 - PA posted 02/24
Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad
Northern Central Railcar Assc. ride from Bellefonte to either Tyrone or Mill Hall and return if the main line is available. If not, we will ride the Bellefonte Secondary. Itinerary set by RR that day. $50. Details HERE. EC Gary Shrey  717-227-9628

May 20 - OR posted 03/20
Albany & Eastern Railroad
Pacific Railcar Operators run on the from the former SP station in Lebanon to Sweet Home. Approximately 15 miles, with a lunch stop in Sweet Home at McDonalds restaurant.  $70 fee.  EC Bill Bain. Details HERE.

May 23 - NV posted 2/19
Nevada Northern Railway
Motorcar Operators West.  Motorcar set on in Ely, Nevada, run to Ruth and travel Hi Line to Adverse with return to Ely. Approximately 50 miles. $70 Fee. Details HERE. EC Dan Berg, 702-341-8617

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

May 26 - ND posted 03/06
Red River Valley & Western Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Lamoure.  We will be running from Lamoure to Milner.  Total mileage is approx. 110 miles.  Cost is $50.  EC is Dave Voeltz.  Details HERE

May 27 - 28 - SD posted 02/19
Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Britton .  We will be running south towards Aberdeen and north to Geneseo, ND.  Total mileage is approx. 270.  Cost $80.  EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE

May 30 - QE posted 04/10
Quebec Central Railway
Excursion from Charny to Valley Junction and return. A run of 60 miles. 45$ CA. EC Louis-François Garceau. Mobile: 418 955-2466

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 1 - 6 - MT posted 03/06
PRO 2018 Montana Run FULL – Waiting List Started
Apprx. 300 rdt miles. Central Montana Rail Inc - Denton. , Montana Rail Link, (5-6 Subs) - Whitehall,  Mission Mountain RR - Fortine.  25 car limit. Non-mentoring. $450. Make check out to PRO. Mail to EC Bill Taylor, 6953 Lamar Trail, Florence, MT 59833.

Jun 2 - 3 - NC posted 03/15 FULL – Waiting List Started
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Rail-B-Que Banquet/Overnight run w/ stay in Dillsboro trackside hotel.  Andrews to Dillsboro and return, 102 miles round trip,  $175.00 (does not include hotel)  Tom Falicon EC. Email or call for signup info 828-488-8063

Jun 2 - PA posted 04/10
Stourbridge Line
"SAVE THE DATES" Honesdale to Lackawaxen and return, approx 48 RT miles. Details to follow. NEREX excursion EC Rob Piligian. 30 car limit. Non-mentoring excursion. Excursion in conjunction with NJTC Delaware-Lackawanna, Steamtown in Scranton on June 3. 

Jun 3 - PA posted 04/19
Delaware Lackawana RR
New Jersey Trackcar Excursions (NJTE) run over the route of the famous Phoebe Snow on Sunday preceded by a paired trip with NEREX on June 2nd. Set on in Scranton. About 130 miles. Cost $250. EC David Sigafoose,  Ken Ciparis, 732-618-4286.  Details HERE.

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 23 - MN posted 04/10
Minnesota Southern Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion. We will ride the line from Luverne to Agate Jct. West of Worthington and return.  We plan on riding this twice with each round trip mileage approximately 60 miles.  EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE

Jun 30 - Jul 1 - WV posted 01/25 FULL – Waiting List Started
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 04/16 FULL – Waiting List Started
Vermont Rail
White River Junction-Newport and return, approx 220 RT miles. Overnight excursion. NEREX EC Keith Knowlton.  40 car limit. Non-mentoring excursion. $370 fee includes one overnight accommodation, dinner, and breakfast at Newport. Details HERE

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

Jul 21 - OH posted 04/08
Ashland Railway
Approximately 56 round trip miles.  Registration fee $97.  Set on in Mansfield. OVR Rules. Contact coordinators Ted Poesse, 440-804-4099, or Phil Linne, 740-294-7328. Details HERE. c/o Ted Poesse 5538 Spencer Road Spencer, Ohio 44275 

Jul 21 - 22 - PA posted 02/24
North Shore RR/Shamokin Valley RR
Ride over the 86 mile North Shore Railroad on Saturday. 50 mile Shamokin Valley Railroad on Sunday. The Central PA NRHS will serve a meal Saturday evening. Details HERE. Fee $95 Gary Shrey  717-227-9628

Jul 23 - 24 - CO posted 03/12
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Rocky Mountain Division of Narcoa announces 26 mile R.T. run South Fork to Wagon Wheel Gap. Spark arrestors & rail sweeps required. $85 fee. Mentoring welcomed. Jon Keeling certified E.C., 719-989-0779. Runs done in conjunction with LC&S and SLRG later in the week. 

Jul 26 - 27 - CO posted 04/02
Leadville, Colorado & Southern RR
Rocky Mountain Division. 45 miles ( appox.) Leadville, Colorado. $70 EC Jerry Geiger 719 568 7966 Details HERE.

Jul 28 - 29 - CO Posted 03/06
San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad 
Rocky Mountain Division out of Alamosa. Saturday, mandatory round trip test run to Antonito; Sunday, round trip over LaVeta Pass includes SLRG Mountain Concert. Optional early set on Friday afternoon. Total mileage for both days 182. Details HERE Cost $220. EC Richard Reiff. 719-543-7023 25 car limit.

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 02/19
South Branch Valley Railroad
102 RT miles .Romney to Petersburg and Romney to Greenspring. Longest continuous running trip in Narcoa history. Beautifull scenery, Bald Eagles,Potomac Eagle scenic train.  Registration now open. Appalachian Rail Excursions. Contact : John Gonder   Details HERE.

Aug 18 - IA posted 03/17
Iowa Northern Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Clarksville.  Ride the line from Clarksville to Manly and return. If time permits, we may also run south of Clarksville to near Cedar Falls. Round trip mileage is approximately 100 miles. Cost is $60.  EC is Carl Schneider.  Details HERE

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 1 - 2 - PA posted 04/19
Steamtown National Historic Site
New Jersey Trackcar Excursions (NJTE) will be guests of Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton with up to a dozen of our cars representing NARCOA and you, and operating on their yard tracks at their Railfest 2018. EC David Sigafoose,  Ken Ciparis, 732-618-4286. Details HERE

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 15 - MN posted 02/19
Minnesota Prairie Lines
First Iowa Division excursion at Redwood Falls, MN.  Complete details are pending and will be updated on the FID website.   EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE

Sep 21 - 23 - CO posted 04/02
Leadville, Colorado & Southern RR
Rocky Mountain Division. 85 miles ( appox.) Leadville, Colorado. $100/three days, $55/one day EC Jerry Geiger 719 568 7966 Details HERE.

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 5 - 7 - SD posted 02/19
Black Hills Central Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Hill City, SD.  We will ride the line several times several times between Hill City and Keystone.  Round trip mileage is 18. Cost $80. EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE

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 03/06
West Virginia Central RR 
Fall foliage trip up over Cheat Mountain to Spruce and along the Tygart River to Tygart Junction. Two day trip Aprox 170 RT miles. 30 car limit. $180. Fee. Registration now open. For info and form  Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC John Gonder 724-244-7538 

Oct 14 - 17 - AZ posted 04/19
Grand Canyon Railway
Motorcar Operators West, Starting at Williams and going 126 total miles includes a 3 day 2 night stay at the south rim. Cost is $869 dollars double occupancy in room EC Joe Schnyder  623-332-0238

Oct 19 - AZ posted 04/22
Copper Basin Railway Excursion
Hayden to Florence Jct, AZ.  100 miles RT. Cost $80.  EC Doug Stivers.  Make checks payable to PRO.  Details HERE.

Oct 19 - 21 - AL/MS posted 03/20
Alabama Southern Railroad.  
Set on Friday, Saturday, run from Tuscaloosa, AL to Columbus, MS, 100 (RTM). Sunday, Tuscaloosa, AL to Brookwood, AL 34 (RTM).  Fee $150 per car, 25 car limit. Mentoring by permission.  EC's Chris Thompson (251) 463-3270 & Jonathan Blair (706) 252-1582.  SERO Affiliate.  Details & registration form HERE.

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 3 - IA posted 02/19
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Boone, IA.  We will ride the line several times between Boone and Wolf.  Round trip mileage is 20. Cost $30 plus membership in the IRHS ($25).   EC is Carl Schneider.  Details HERE

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.

Nov 10 - 11 - AL posted 03/20
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.  Details & registration form HERE

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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