North American Railcar
Operators Association


New Member Application

Annual Membership Dues are $36.

To Join Online, Click HERE

  • Click the "Start application in new window" Button.
  • Fill in the form to the best of your ability. Items in bold and marked with an asterisk are required.
  • Enter your desired password into the password field. Passwords must be at least 3 characters long.

  • After you have filled out the application, press "Next" at the bottom of the form. You will then pay for your membership.
  • Online renewals can be paid with a credit card or by PayPal. The payment system is a separate, state of the art secure system and your payment data is protected appropriately.

  • Processing is usually completed immediately. You will receive a confirmation email.

To Join by Mail

  • Include a check for $36.
  • Do not send an additional $5 for a rulebook. Do not send the NARCOA agreement.
  • Processing is usually completed within one month.

The NARCOA magazine, The SETOFF, is published 6 times per year. You can choose to receive it by email or by regular mail. Your subscription will start with the next issue, so you may wait up to 2 months before your first issue arrives.

You will receive a welcome package from the NARCOA secretary, including a rule book and insurance information. There is no membership card issued.

Once you have joined, information on becoming a motorcar operator is located on the "How You Can Operate a Railcar" page