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North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar

 

Updated 08/23

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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.

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 Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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Aug 25 - 27 - IN/MI posted 01/01 FULL – Waiting List Started
Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Great Lakes Railcars hosting a 2-day motor car excursion covering approximately 150 miles. Set-on in Ashley, IN; overnight in Coldwater, MI. Trip fee is $280.00 and includes Saturday night lodging. 35 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320.

Aug 26 - OH posted 04/28
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway.
Non NARCOA Motorcar Rally - Set on is: 9:30 am. First trip at 10 am. Location: Yawberg Rd. American Legion. Cost: $40. Distance: two round trips 32 miles. No pets, open toed shoes or shorts. For further details call, email or text: Victor Geckle 419-438-7533

Aug 26 - 27 - NY posted 02/17
Lehigh Railway/Owego & Harford Railway
Saturday & Sunday, approx 155 RT miles. Details HERE. EC for this NEREX excursion is Itchy Mead. The fee for this weekend package is $175, Sunday lunch included. There will be a 25 car limit for this excursion. This is a non-mentoring excursion.

Sep 2 - 3 - PA posted 05/08
Steamtown National Historic Site
Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association will be guests of Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton with up to a dozen of our cars representing NARCOA and you about our hobby and operating on their yard tracks at their Railfest 2017. EC David Sigafoose,  Ken Ciparis. Details HERE.

Sep 2 - 4  - SD posted 07/04
DMV&W Railroad
First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the DMV&W Railroad at Britton, SD.  We will ride the line Friday night,  Saturday, and Sunday morning. Prepayment of $80 is requested.  EC Dave Voeltz.  Details HERE.

Sep 4 - SD posted 07/04
Sisseton & Milbank Railroad
First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the Sisseton & Milbank Railroad at Milbank, SD.  Round trip mileage 70 miles. Prepayment of $40 is requested.  EC Dave Voeltz.  Details HERE.

Sep 9 - OH posted 04/01
Willard Trainfest - Ashland Railway
Willard, Ohio Display motorcars with 10 mile round trip. OVR Affiliate excursion, OVR Rules. Details HERE Contact Phil Linne.

Sep 8 - 9 - NH posted 07/11
Conway Scenic Railroad
Friday, Hazens to North Conway approx 63 miles. Saturday, North Conway to Hazens, approx 44 miles. 30 car limit. Details HERE. The $315 fee includes one Friday night accommodation. Registrations must be received by August 25th. NEREX EC Dan Peck.

Sep 9 - 14 - CO posted 06/20
Colorado Fall Color Excursion
Motorcar Operators West and the Rocky Mountain Division will co-host an excursion including 4 railroads: Leadville, Colorado & Southern, San Luis & Rio Grande, San Luis Central, and the Creede Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande.  Total mileage - 320. Excursion fee - $475. EC's - Bill Schertle, Jerry Geiger, Rich Reiff.  Details HERE.

Sep 16 -17 - NY posted 07/24
Saratoga and North Creek RR
Come ride with MAMA out of North Creek. A great run along some of the best scenery around, with added mileage up to the mine and full length of the line.  Approximately 161 miles, $225. EC David Sigafoose,  Ken Ciparis. Details HERE.

Sep 18 - 24 – CO/NM posted 03/21 FULL – Waiting List Started
D&SNGRR C&TSRR – Fall Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge Tour
The Rocky Mountain Division of NARCOA is hosting a 378 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 $675 per car. EC Philip Walters EC in Training Alan Borchardt. Details HERE.

Sep 22 - MN posted 03/04
Minnesota Prairie Line
NON-NARCOA event will originate at North Redwood Falls. Only the operator will ride this day as open seats are needed to give rides to invitees over sections of the line. No cost. EC Dave Voeltz is coordinating on behalf of the railroad. Details HERE

Sep 23 - OH posted 04/28
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway.
Non NARCOA Motorcar Rally - Set on is: 9:30 am. First trip at 10 am. Location: Yawberg Rd. American Legion. Cost: $40. Distance: two round trips 32 miles. No pets, open toed shoes or shorts. For further details call, email or text: Victor Geckle 419-438-7533

Sep 23 - CA posted 02/09
Amador Central RR
Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society End of Summer Run. Two runs from Ione to Martel and back for a total of 40 miles. Run fee is $45.00, contact Tom Correa, EC.

Sep 23 - 24 - MN posted 03/04
Minnesota Prairie Line
First Iowa Division excursion. Round trips departing North Redwood Falls to Norwood to the east and to Hanley Falls to the west depending on car storage and ethanol movements. Fee $20 for those volunteering on Friday or $80 for those riding Sat/Sun. 40 Car limit. EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE

Sep 29 - 30 - IL posted 03/30
2017 Narcoa Annual Meeting
Sheraton - Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel, 6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. Meeting is open to all NARCOA Members. Any member wishing to address the Board or add items to the Agenda, or to secure a room at the NARCOA rate must contact President, Bob Knight.

Sep 29 - Oct 1 - OR posted 02/20
Joseph Branch
Motorcar Operators West presents a three day trip on the Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad and the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority Joseph Branch with a one day layover in Joseph during Alpenfest for a little fun. Run fee $245. Total Mileage 170. EC Dave Balestreri contact information: 916 531 7536. Details HERE.

Oct 6 - 8 - SD posted 03/24
Black Hills Central
First Iowa Division is hosting a 3-day excursion on the Black Hills Central at Hill City, SD. We will ride the line several times over the weekend to Keystone and return. Round trip mileage is 18 miles. Prepayment of $80 is requested. EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE.

Oct 7 - 8 - TX posted 08/23
Blacklands Railroad
Railroad Partners, Inc. run. Up to 120 RT miles between Greenville and Winfield each day.  Mentoring by permission only. Hyrails welcome. Trip fee of $80 for one or both days.  Detais HERE EC Myron Malone 214-882-8756. EC-in-Training Don Stamper 318-773-9693.

Oct 7 - 8 - AL/MS posted 03/29
Alabama Southern Railroad 
Set on Friday the 6th.  Saturday, run from Tuscaloosa, AL to Columbus, MS, 100 (RTM). Sunday, Tuscaloosa, AL to Brookwood, AL 30 (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 9 - OR posted 08/05
Mt. Hood Railroad
Set on in the MHRR yard and run to Parkdale for lunch and back to Hood River. 42 miles. Check to PRO for $100 to Richard Wilkins 16513 NE 13th ST Vancouver, WA 98684. Include email address and cell number. Deadline Sept 16th. Any questions call me at 541-806-6400 or email.

Oct 13 - 16 - OR posted 02/03
Coos Bay RailLink
Fall Colors Run. 234 RT miles from Vaughn to Coos Bay and return. Will take place if June and August runs meet their 30 car limits. $430 fee includes 2 Welcome Dinner tickets. Status posted in July. EC Bill Andrews 541-295-5631 191 Azalea Drive Grants Pass, OR 97526. Details HERE.

Oct 14 - OK posted 07/10
A-OK Railroad
The Oklahoma Railway Museum trip McAlester to Red Oak. 92 mile round trip. Fee is $40 per unit. EC is Drake Rice, 405-478-3225. 3121 Talon Road, Edmond, OK. 73013.

Oct 14 - MO posted 02/06
Columbia Terminal Railroad - COLT
The First Iowa Division ride in Columbia. 37 miles. We'll ride this twice for a daily total of at least 74 miles. Cost is $50 per car. EC for this ride is Frosty Farrell. Contact Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C). Details HERE.

Oct 14 - 15 - GA posted 08/14
Hartwell RR
Ride between Toccoa and Elberton. Saturday 90 miles RT, Sunday 48 miles RT. 20 car Minimum, 35 Car Maximum. No passenger trailers. SERO affiliate. Cost $160.  Details HERE. Contact: Bill Delmar EC  404-636-3450 

Oct 14 - 15 - WV posted 03/02
West Virginia Central Fall Leaf Adventure
Elkins to Spruce and Big Cut on Saturday. Elkins to Tygart Junction on Sunday. Aprox 174 miles for both days. Mountain railroading experienced operators only, Must have fully functional permanently installed radio and over the ankle hard soled shoes and safety vest. Appalachian Rail Excursions Contact John Gonder 724-244-7538 $175.00 per/car 35 car limit. Details HERE.

Oct 20 - 22 OH/WV posted 06/08
Kanawha River Railroad
Save the date, Ohio Valley Railcars excursion in planning in Ohio and West Virginia.  Details not yet available, please do not contact coordinator Jaime Samuell at this time.

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
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 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 - 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 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. $35 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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