2014 PRO Excursion Calendar

03 / 30 / 2014

Inspection Forms (Print from Browser)

Excursion Pricing

 

Apr 12

Amador Central Railroad Second Annual History Run

Motor cars are needed for our Second Annual History Run sponsored by PRO in conjunction with the Amador Central Railroad to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This event will be hosted by Debbie Cook, Author and local historian. If you can volunteer at least one seat for a morning run and one seat for an afternoon run there will be no charge to you for the event. Two or more seats volunteered would be fantastic and all profits taken in from riders goes to maintaining and improving the Amador Central R.R.

Cost of the run without giving rides is $35.00. Please contact me ASAP so that we can know how many seats we can pre-sell. Thanks and hope to hear from you all soon.

Tom Correa, EC in training
thomascorrea@volcano.net

Posted 02-02-2014

Apr 13

Amador Central Railway

PRO, in conjunction with the Amador Central Railroad, is pleased to announce a first of its kind motorcar run. We will run from Ione to Martel and back among the beautiful green hills of the AMC for a total of 20 miles. We will then break for lunch being offered for purchase by Fat Freddy's Hot Dogs. Then Master Welder Carl Shellhorn will present a welding class for those wanting to learn the basic skills. Following, a second run up the hill if time permits. Sunday April 13 with set-on beginning at 7:00 a.m. The cost of the run will be $40.00.

Please make your checks payable to PRO and send it to Tom Correa, 13420 Ponderosa Way, Jackson, CA, 95642-9439. Please include your email address as the run information will be sent to you by email. Any questions please contact Tom at thomascorrea@volcano.net.

Posted 02-02-2014

Apr 26-27

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a two day spring excursion on the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad.

Set on will be at the SE Brace Street crossing in Wilbur Washington on April 25th from 3-6 PM and April 26th from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Saturday we will run from Wilbur to Medical Lake and return. Sunday we will run from Wilbur to Coulee City and return. Total miles will be approximately 195.

There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $220 per car.

This is a NARCOA excursion. All NARCOA rules and insurance requirements will be followed along with PRO rules which require a spark arrestor.

Make checks out to PRO and mail them to the Excursion Coordinator for this run: Will Krasselt, 3179 Flomer Ln, Moscow, ID 83843. Please include your current mailing address, phone number, and a valid email address with your check. You can contact me at nova1965@yahoo.com or call 208-310-1335.

An itinerary and information regarding lodging will be emailed or sent by regular mail.

Posted 01-24-2014

Apr 29

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a one day excursion on the Pend Oreille Valley Authority Railroad. This date was set up to coincide with the EWGRR excursion so those wanting to run both railroads can easily do so.

Set on will be in Newport Washington on April 28th, from 3-6 PM, and April 29th, from 6:30-7:30 AM.

We will run to Metaline Falls and return for a total of approximately 124 miles. We will cross the breathtaking Box Canyon and pass through several tunnels.

There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $80 per car.

This is a NARCOA excursion and all NARCOA rules and insurance requirements will be followed along with PRO rules which require a spark arrestor.

Make checks out to PRO and mail them to the excursion coordinator for this run, Will Krasselt, 3179 Flomer LN., Moscow ID. 83843. Please include your current mailing address, phone number, and a valid email address with your check. You can contact me at nova1965@yahoo.com or call 208-310-1335.

Posted 03-12-2014

May 5-6, 8

May 2014 Southwest Tour

Pacific Railcar Operators and Motorcar Operators West are pleased to announce a May 2014 Southwest Tour. The tour will begin with a 2 day excursion (May 5-6) on the Grand Canyon Railway followed by a 1 day excursion (May 8) on the Copper Basin Railway. Visit the MOW website for Grand Canyon Railway details.

Copper Basin Railway on Thursday, May 8th. 100 miles round trip. $80 per car. Limited to 40 motor cars (due to limited parking). Set-on in Hayden, AZ. Open to all NARCOA insured and NARCOA rulebook certified operators, however, mentoring new operators cannot be accommodated. Spark arrestors and brake actuated taillights required. Smoking NOT permitted in motor car or on RR property. To register, provide an email address as excursion information will be sent by email. To sign up, mail check made payable to Pacific Railcar Operators and send to Doug Stivers, 1544 Fuchsia Drive, San Jose, CA 95125-4833, email: dstivers@sbcglobal.net

Posted 02-24-2014

May 16,17

PRO is pleased to announce a 2-day run on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. We will set-on Friday in Virginia City starting at noon. We will depart at about 3:00 for a full run to end of line. On Saturday we will do any late set-ons and a morning and afternoon run. The cost of the run will be $100. Please make your checks payable to PRO and send it to Steve Paluso, 2878 Rosario Court, San Jose, CA, 95132. Please include your email address as the run information will be sent to you by email. Any questions please me Steve at sbpaluso@aol.com.

Please note the following NARCOA rule -
"No NARCOA excursion participants motorcar shall be equipped with a switchable device mounted on the wheels, brake rigging, or any other means as to allow shunting of track circuits by the individual motorcar."

Posted 01-12-2014

May 24-25

8th Annual Ione Railfair and Vintage Motorfest Run

PRO and the Amador Central Railroad are pleased to announce its 8th Annual Ione Railfair and Vintage Motorfest Run on Memorial Day weekend, May 24 and 25. This run is to help support the operation and maintenance of the historic Amador Central R.R. Participants are encouraged to provide passenger seating for the paying public throughout the entire weekend.

Early set on will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday evening on May 23 and starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. Security will be provided by overnight RV'ers.

Three runs on Saturday, including a "Twilight Run", and one run Sunday morning. Total of 80 possible rail miles for the entire weekend. This is a NARCOA insured run and all NARCOA rules will apply. Run cost for the entire weekend is $45, which will be refunded in full upon set-off if a minimum of 3 passenger seats are provided for the public for the weekend.

Please send your checks, payable to PRO, to Tom Correa. Run Information will be sent to you by email. Please include your email address or you may also enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a paper copy.

Please download a PRO General Release, PRO Agreement, and a PRO Motor Car Inspection Form and have them filled out as much as possible prior to registration and inspection. These forms can be obtained from the PRO website, in the Forms section. An Amador Central Railroad Release form will be made available for all attendees to fill out and sign upon check-in.

Hope to see you all for the 8th annual Rail Fair and Motorfest!

Tom Correa
13420 Ponderosa Way
Jackson, CA 95642-9439

209-296-4356
925-980-7069
thomascorrea@volcano.net

Updated 03-21-2014

May 24-26

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a three day, Memorial Day Weekend, excursion on the PCC RR Pleasant Valley and Hooper Junction lines along with the St. Maries River Railroad.

The first set on will be at the Last Street crossing in Colfax Washington on Friday May 23rd from 3-6 PM and Saturday May 24th from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Saturday we will run from Colfax to Thornton and return, 113 miles. Sunday May 25th we will run from Colfax to Hooper and return, 101 miles.

Monday May 26th, set on will be at the St. Maries River Railroad yard off of North 10th Street in St. Maries Idaho from 9am to noon. We will then run from St. Maries to Plummer and return - 40 miles.

Total miles for the excursion will be approximately 254. There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $240 per car.

This is a NARCOA excursion. All NARCOA rules and insurance requirements will be followed along with PRO rules which require a spark arrestor.

Make checks out to PRO and mail them to the Excursion Coordinator for this run: Will Krasselt, 3179 Flomer LN, Moscow, ID 83843. Please include your current mailing address, phone number, and a valid email address with your check. You can contact me at nova1965@yahoo.com or call 208-310-1335.

Before the excursion, you will receive an itinerary and information regarding lodging which will be emailed or sent by regular mail.

Posted 03-15-2014

May 31, Jun 1 FULL, WAITING LIST

Palouse River & Coulee City Rail Road, Walla Walla WA

Set-on 2nd & Oak Streets Friday May 30, 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Safety meeting Saturday May 31 7:30am, departure at 8:00am. Run 30 miles to Weston OR on former Union Pacific Rail, returning through Walla Walla to Wallula Jct. and back. Sunday Jun 1 depart north 8:00am for Dayton WA. After early lunch return through Waitsburg back to Walla Walla,194 miles round trip. Cost $145 per car all NARCOA rules apply; BOOTS REQUIRED all participants. RV dry camping available at set-on site. PRO EC Bill Andrews 541-295-5631 railsnrods@msn.com. Make check to PRO and send to 191 Azalea Dr. Grants Pass, OR 97526. Closing date of May 15th

Updated 03-30-2014

Jun 7-14

PRO Montana Three Rivers Tour - FULL, WAITING LIST

The PRO Montana Three Rivers Tour will be June 7-14, 2014. The run will start on the Mission Mountain Railroad's Eureka to Stryker line (44 miles). Then it will move to Montana Rail Link's 9th Subdivision between Missoula and Victor, MT (64 miles), and then to MRL's 5th & 6th Subdivisions at Whitehall, MT (140 miles). The tour will end on the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific (52 miles). The initial seton will be Saturday June 7th near Eureka, MT, and the final setoff will be Tuesday, June 14th at Anaconda, MT. Total run mileage will be approximately 325 miles.

Please send the run fee of $595 to EC Bill Taylor, 917 Parkview Way, Missoula, MT 59803. Make checks payable to PRO. There is a 25 car limit. Priority will go to those able to make the entire tour. No reservation will be accepted without payment. Complete run packets with maps, seton sites, lodging info and meal info will be mailed after registration.

This is a NARCOA insured run. It is not a mentoring run. Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals. Some camping will be available. USFS approved spark arrestors are required.

Participants need to remember they will be operating in a sparcely populated rural environment where services are limited, weather is changeable, and travel distances are significant.

For more information contact EC Bill Taylor at wtaylor@bresnan.net.

Updated 02-21-2014

Aug 15 - 17 FULL, WAITING LIST

PRO Coos Bay Rail Tour

The PRO Coos Bay Rail tour will be Aug 15-17, 2014. The run will begin at Noti, west of Eugene off highway 126, and run to Coos Bay on Friday, August 15. On Saturday, August 16, we will run from Coos Bay to the end of the line at Coquille, and return to Coos Bay after lunch. On Sunday, August 17, we will run back to Noti to complete the excursion. The line has 9 tunnels, and over 120 bridges, and has been extensively refurbished over the past three years. Participants are invited to 'visit' the railroad at http://www.coosbayraillink.com, but all contact must be through EC Bill Bain (see below). Total run mileage will be approximately 250 miles.

Please send the run fee of $395 to EC Bill Bain, P.O. Box 1047, Newport, OR 97365-0079. Make checks payable to PRO. There is a 30-car limit. No reservation will be accepted without payment. Complete run info with maps, set-on site, fueling, lodging and meal info will be mailed/emailed after registration is received; a room block with special hotel rate has been arranged for Coos Bay lodging, details will be furnished. Email address and cell phone number for contact are required. It is requested that car type be identified with registration.

All registrations must use current PRO Agreement, General Release and Car Inspection forms, downloadable from PRO website which may be forwarded in advance or delivered upon arrival. Additional blank forms will be available at set-on. USFS approved spark arrestors are required, and all other provisions of PRO General Order #4 will be adhered to.

This is a NARCOA insured run. It is not a mentoring run. Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals.

Participants need to remember they will be operating in a sparsely populated rural environment where services are limited, coastal weather is changeable and temperatures widely variable, and travel distances are significant.

For more information contact EC Bill Bain at bill@yaquina.com, 541-961-0600.

Updated 03-24-2014

2014 Tentative Planning Calendar

July 11-13 Washington and Idaho Railway, Depot day public rides will be on the 12th.

September - Central Montana Rail

September - Lakeview RR

October 11-12 - Former Camas Prairie RR out of Lewiston., GRNW RR on the 11th, and BG&CM RR on the 12th.

 

Copyright © Pacific Railcar Operators, 1998 - 2014