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North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar

 

Updated 07/19

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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 provide a phone number for those without email capability. Send announcements as email text, 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.

Chronological Listing of Excursions
2018 Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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Jul 15 - 20 - ON 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 20 - 22 - GA posted 06/04  
Cater Parrott Railnet - Ice Water Run
Friday - Willacoochee to Valdosta. Approx 90 rt miles. Saturday - Shady Dale to Madison. Approx 46 rt miles. Sunday - Barnesville to Thomaston. Approx 34 rt miles. $150. for all three days. EC Will Thompson (209) 359-5701 Details HERE.

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, 330-350-1624, 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.

Jul 28 - 29 - SD posted 06/01
Dakota Southern Railroad
First Iowa Division excursion at Oacoma (Chamberlain).  Ride from Oacoma East to the West edge of Mitchell and return on Saturday  Run West to Kennebec on Sunday and return to Oacoma.  Round trip approximately 219 miles. Cost $80 prepaid.  EC Dave Voelt Details HERE.

Aug 3 - 5 - IN posted 05/14
US Rail - Kokomo Division & Kokomo Grain Co.
Kokomo. 133 approximate round trip miles, Friday evening run, lunch provided on Sunday. OVR rules as well as additional railroad rules. No pets,  Fee - $175. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, Contact Jaime Samuel [606-748-4443] Details HERE

Aug 11 - CA posted 06/19
Niles Canyon Railway
PRO is sponsoring a ride for the public. Details HERE.  EC Steve Paluso.

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 FULL – Waiting List Started
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 - IN/OH posted 05/14 FULL – Waiting List Started
Indiana Eastern Railroad
Richmond, IN to Fernald, OH, about 80 round trip miles, lunch included. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, OVR  Rules, RR requires safety vests.  25 car limit. Fee $125. Contact Brian Davis [330-554-4480] 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 - OR posted 07/19
City of Prineville RR
PRO is sponsoring rides for the public to celebrate the RR's centennial. EC Guy Howard 541-998-5280  Details HERE

Aug 25 - 26 - NY posted 02/16 FULL – Waiting List Started
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 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 6 - 10 - WA ID posted 06/29
Great Northwest Railroad
PRO Excursion. Leave Walla Walla for the Blue Mts and Port of Wallula; travel the Snake River Canyon from Lewiston, ID to Riparia. 246  Miles RT. $275 per car.  EC Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526. 541-295-5631 . Details upon signup.  Mentoring with prior approval.

Sep 7 - 8 - NH posted 07/17
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 17th. EC for this NEREX excursion is Dan Peck.

Sep 8 - OH posted 07/09
Willard Trainfest - Ashland Railway
Willard, Ohio Display motorcars with 10 mile round trip. NARCOA insurance required, OVR Affiliate excursion, OVR Rules. Details HERE.  Contact Ted Poesse 330-350-1624

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 20 - 23 - OR posted 07/19
City of Prinville RR, Idaho Northern and Wallowa Union RR
PRO is sponsoring this 3 Railroad event in the "Wilds of Oregon".
The run fee is $310 with a 20 car minimum. EC Guy Howard, 94991 Toftdahl Lane Junction City Oregon, 541-998-5280  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 - GA posted 07/12
Ogeechee RR (ex-S&A Rwy)
Ride the Ogeechee RR between Ardmore and Sylvania. 40 miles RT. Afternoon 2nd run 28 miles RT. 30 Car Maximum. No passenger trailers. SERO affiliate. Cost $80. Details HERE Contact: Bill Delmar EC  404-636-3450 

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

Sep 28 - 29 - IL posted 05/28
2018 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.

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 Voel. Details HERE

Oct 7 - OR posted 05/22
Albany & Eastern Railroad
Lebanon to Sweet Home, total distance approx. 30 miles, mentoring allowed with reservation   $70 fee, make checks payable to PRO, send to Bill Bain EC, P.O. Box 1047,  Newport, OR 97365 (541) 961-0600.

Oct 8 - OR posted 05/22
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Set on at Tillamook Blimp Hangar, run through to Batterson, lunch at Wheeler, back through Garibaldi to visit the four active steamers there.  Make checks payable to PRO, run fee $85.  Bill Bain EC, P.O. Box 1047,  Newport, OR 97365 (541) 961-0600.

Oct 5 - 6 - OH posted 05/14
Ohio South Central Railroad
Jackson. 90 round trip miles, Friday evening run, lunch included. No pets, OVR rules. Fee $100. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, Contact   Jaime Samuel  606-748- 4443 Details HERE.

Oct 6 - 7 - TX posted 07/10
Blacklands Railroad
Railroad Partners, Inc. Up to 120 RT miles.  Seton in Greenville.  Mentoring by permission only. Hyrails welcome. Trip fee $80 for one or both days.  Details HERE. Pre-registration required.  EC Myron Malone at 214-882-8756 cell, evenings. Or contact EC Don Stamper at 318-773-9693.

Oct 7 - OH posted 05/14
Hocking Valley Scenic RY
Nelsonville. 23 mile round trip, steam powered train ride, lunch included. No pets, OVR rules. Fee $90. Ohio Valley Railcars, Affiliate, Contact Jaime Samuel  606-748- 4443 Details HERE.

Oct 10 - OR posted 06/16                                                                                                                Mount Hood Railroad
Hood River to Parkdale. Stop in Odell. Lunch in Parkdale. This is a Mountain railroad with over 3% grades. $100 check to PRO. Mail to EC Rich Wilkins, 16513 NE13th St. Vancouver, WA. 98684. Total round trip miles is 42. Contact at 541-806-6400

Oct. 13 - MO posted 05/14
Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base
First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base at St. Robert.  We will ride the line from Ft. Leonard Wood to Bundy Jct. two times during the day.  Round trip mileage is approximately 40 miles. Cost is $50.  EC is Stuart Remmers.  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 FULL – Waiting List Started
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 - MO posted 05/03
Columbia Terminal (COLT) Railroad
First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the COLT Railroad at Columbia.  Ride the line from Columbia to Centralia two times in the morning and again once in the afternoon. Round trip mileage approximately 44 miles. Cost is $50.  EC Stuart Remmers.  Details HERE

Oct 14 - 17 - AZ posted 04/19 FULL – Waiting List Started
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

Dec 8 - PA posted 04/24
North Shore Railroad
Central PA Excursions 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. Details HERE.
 
Dec 9 - PA posted 04/24
Union County Industrial Railroad
Central PA Excursions 30 mile ride . Fee is $35. EC Larry Maynard. Details HERE.

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

Jun 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019 - GA
St Marys Railroad
SERO will be having motorcar car runs on the St. Marys RR from St. Marys to Kingsland on various dates. Contact EC Jay Boggs 904-910-5648



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