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North American Railcar Operators Association
NARCOA Excursion Calendar

 

Updated 06/26

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2017 Chronological Listing of Excursions

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Jul 1 - 2 - WV posted 01/27
West Virginia Central RR
Elkins to the Big Cut, Spruce and return on Saturday, Elkins to Tygart Junction and return on Sunday. Aprox 175 RT miles. 35 car limit. Must have permanently installed fully functional radio. Safety vest or coat. Hard soled over the ankle work boots. $175 per/car. Appalachian Rail Excursions LLC. John Gonder. 724-244-7538 details HERE.

Jul 1 - 2 - MN posted 03/25
St Croix Valley RR
Set-on will be in Rush City with travel to North Branch and Hinckley for a weekend total of 70 to 100 miles. Fee $60 North Central Railcars, Ltd, David Otte 920-246-2103 Details HERE.

Jul 5 - QC posted 04/07
Quebec Central Railway
Excursion from Charny to Valley-Junction and return. A run of 60 miles together, 35$ CA EC: Louis-François Garceau 418 832-1502 - Mobile: 418 955-2466 

Jul 5 - MN posted 01/01
North Shore Scenic Railroad
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a excursion between Two Harbors and Duluth. Trip includes 52 miles of rail travel, 1.75 hour Duluth Harbor Cruise, and lunch at the Duluth depot. Trip fee is $140. 25 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 7 - MB posted 01/14
Prairie Dog Central Railway
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 1 day motor car excursion on the PDC near Winnipeg, MB covering approximately 56 rail miles. Trip fee is $70 USD or $80 CDN. 25 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 7 - 8 - IA posted 02/18
Iowa Southern Railroad
The First Iowa Division is hosting a ride on the Iowa Southern railroad, previously the Appanoose Copunty Railroad, in Centerville, IA. Mileage for this ride will be 65 miles. Cost is $40 per car. EC for this ride is Frosty Farrell. Contact Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C) Details HERE.

Jul 8 - ID posted 05/22 FULL – Waiting List Started
Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway
Public rides to help raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the Potlatch Depot. There will be no fees for the operators. Total miles for day will be about 100. EC Bryan Loftin at 208-365-9473 or Guy Howard at 541-998-5280    Details HERE.

JUL 8 - 9 - TX posted 05/11
Capitol Metro Transportation
Llano, to Scobee Spur – Approx. 54 miles RT each day or McDade to Giddings – approx. 42 miles RT each day.  Contact EC prior to run. This will be a cleanup ride.  Fee: $30 to Railroad Partners, Inc. Details HERE. EC Leland Stewart  210-863-5397, Frank Glatzl  512-918-2412  

Jul 9 - MB posted 01/14
Central Manitoba Railway
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion on the CEMR between Carman & Winnipeg,MB covering approximately 72 miles. Excursion fee is $85 USD or $100 CDN. 25 car Limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 10 - MB posted 01/14
Boundary Trail Railway Company
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion between Manitou and Morden, MB, covering approximately 84 miles. Excursion fee is $85 USD or $100 CDN. 25 car Limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 12 – SK posted 01/14
Long Creek Railroad
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion between Estevan and Tribune, SK cover approximately 80 miles. Excursion fee is $110 USD or $125 CDN. 25 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 12 - 17 - AK Posted 11/24 FULL - Wait List Statred
White Pass & Yukon RR - Narrow Gauge (3 foot gauge)
Run Fee $750, send deposit of $375 with registration. Approx. 315+ miles over 4 days of operating. Fallen Flag Excursions, LLC, EC: Bernie Leadon. Details HERE.

Jul 14 - 16 - NY posted 05/08
Delaware & Ulster RR
Camp out and run this old line in Arkville. A great time for all as we night run and day run this line in the beautiful Catskills with camping allowed onsite next to the river.  Dinner Train Excursion or BBQ may be possible. EC Craig W. Hartman, Cost is $75. Details HERE.

Jul 14 - 16 - OR posted 04/30
Idaho Northern & Pacifc RR, WURR
Pacific Railcar Operators 185 miles RT from Island City to Joseph and return. Limit 25 cars $215. Details HERE EC Guy Howard 94991 Toftdahl Lane Junction City Oregon 97448, 541-998-5280

Jul 14 - 16 - CO posted 04/26
Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad
The Rocky Mountain Division is hosting a ride. This ride will consist of approximately 80 miles of travel over three days.  Cost is $100 per car.  EC Jerry G Geiger. (719) 568 7966 Details HERE.

Jul 14 - 16 - SK posted 01/14
Great Western Railway
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 3 day motor car excursion between Climax and Pontiex, SK covering approximately 340 rail miles. Trip fee is $530 USD or $625 CDN which includes 2 nights lodging, breakfasts and lunches. 25 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 18 - ND posted 01/14
Northern Plains Railroad Company
North Central Railcars, Ltd. is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion between Norma and Kramer, ND (with set-on at Lansford, ND) covering approximately 120 miles. This is a new segment of track for NARCOA. Excursion fee is $125. 25 car limit. Details HERE. EC is Michael P. Ford (317) 839-9320

Jul 22 - 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

JUL 22 - 23 - TX posted 05/11
Capitol Metro Transportation
Llano, to Scobee Spur – Approx. 54 miles RT each day or McDade to Giddings – approx. 42 miles RT each day.  Contact EC prior to run. This will be a cleanup ride.  Fee: $30 to Railroad Partners, Inc. Details HERE. EC Leland Stewart  210-863-5397, Frank Glatzl  512-918-2412 

Jul 22 - 23 - PA posted 05/01
Western New York & Pennsylvania RR
Saturday, Meadville to Corry and return. Sunday, Meadville to Oil City & return.  Approx 155 RT miles. Fee $185. 30 car limit. EC for this NEREX excursion is Rob Piligian. Details HERE.

Jul 26 - QC posted 04/07
Quebec Central Railway
Excursion from Charny to Valley-Junction and return. A run of 60 miles together, 35$ CA EC: Louis-François Garceau 418 832-1502 - Mobile: 418 955-2466 

Jul 29 - 30 - PA posted 05/04
North Shore RR/Shamokin Valley RR
Ride over the 86 mile North Shore Railroad on Saturday and the 50 mile Shamokin Valley Railroad on Sunday. The Central PA Chapter of the NRHS will again be serving a meal for our group Saturday evening. Fee $95 Gary Shrey 717-227-9628  gshrey@aol.com  Details HERE:

Aug 4 - 5 - IA posted 02/18
Iowa Southern Railroad
The First Iowa Division ride in Centerville is a fund raising event for the local VFW by providing rides to the public. This is a non-NARCOA ride on the 5th with insurance provided by the VFW. EC Frosty Farrell. Contact Contact Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C). Details HERE.

Aug 5 - OH posted 04/01
Ashland Railway
Mansfield, 60 mile round trip with lunch included. 35 car limit. OVR Affiliate excursion, OVR Rules. Details HERE. Contact Phil Linne.

Aug 5 - 6 - NY posted 05/08
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, night run possible. Reduced price this year! $225. EC Craig W. Hartman. Details HERE.

Aug 5 - 6 - CO posted 04/23 Canceled
Pueblo Railway Museum
Open house and Railfest 
- Rocky Mountain Division will be displaying and operating motorcars over the approximate 1 mile of track as part of the Pueblo Railway Museum Railfest 2017. No charge to NARCOA members.  Rides will be given to the public. EC Richard Reiff.  Details HERE

 

Aug 12 - IN posted 05/20
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 8/5/2017, no exceptions.

Aug 12 - 13 - WV posted 03/22
South Branch Valley Railroad
102 round trip miles from Romney to Petersburg. Lunch in Petersburg then Back to Romney for a sit down dinner aboard the Potomac Eagle scenic Train. Sunday to Greenspring and return. We will pass through the “Trough”. One dinner included. John Gonder Appalachian Rail Excursions. Details HERE. 35 car limit

Aug 16 - QC posted 04/07
Quebec Central Railway
Excursion from Charny to Valley-Junction and return. A run of 60 miles together, 35$ CA EC: Louis-François Garceau 418 832-1502 - Mobile: 418 955-2466 

Aug 17 - 20 - OR posted 02/10 FULL - Wait List Statred
Coos Bay RailLink
Pacific Railcar Operators 234 miles RT from Vaughn to Coquile and return. Limit 30 cars, $430 fee includes 2 tickets to the Friday Welcome Dinner. Details HERE. Entries accepted starting April 2. EC Guy Howard 541-998-5280

Aug 19 - IA posted 03/04
Iowa Northern Railroad
First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day excursion on the former Rock Island mainline from Vinton, IA. We will run the line between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA for a total mileage of about 104 miles. Carl Schneider is EC. Details HERE

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 Craig W. Hartman. 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 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 Craig W. Hartman. 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.

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.

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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