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2015 PRO Excursion Calendar

April 11-12

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a two day excursion on the Palouse River & Coulee City RR Pleasant Valley and Hooper junction lines.

Set-on will be at the Last Street crossing in Colfax Washington on April 10th from 3-6 PM and April 11th from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Saturday we will run from Colfax to Thornton and return – 113 miles.

Sunday we will run from Colfax to Hooper and return – 101 miles.

Total miles for the excursion will be approximately 214.

There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $145 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 02-10-2015

April 18

Napa Valley Wine Train Run Napa, CA

PRO is proud to announce a run on the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks. This is the first run of the California Rail Adventure in conjunction with MOW. This is a ONE (1) day run / 32 miles round trip, 30 car limit.

Cost $100.00, checks made out to PRO. Mail to Carl Shellhorn, –4324 Dale Dr, Napa CA, 94558. Please forward along your Email address with your check, for future Info.

Set on: At the Napa Valley Wine train yard, 800 8th St. West of Soscol Ave at 8th St. starting 3:00pm Friday the 17th until dark. Cars will be locked in the yard after dark.

Saturday morning same location, 7:00 am, Safety meeting at 8:30 am. A shuttle bus will move operators from the Home Depot parking lot (225 Soscol Ave. About ½ mile) back to the 8th St. yard. 30 car limit, no Hy-Rails.

If you have any questions contact EC in training, Carl Shellhorn, 707-695-9722 cell, email: chaserskip@comcast.net

Posted 02-26-2015

May 15-16

PRO is pleased to announce a run on the Virginia & Truckee on May 15 and 16. This year's run will start out of Carson City. Friday, May 15 will be the set-on and a shake-out run in late afternoon. Saturday, May 16 we will run from Carson City to Virginia City and back. And then we will head back towards Virginia City as far as time permits and then return to set-off in Carson City. For those who don't want to run on Friday, you will set-on Saturday morning. (No Friday set-on unless you plan to participate in the shake-out run.)

The cost of the run is $110. Please make your checks payable to PRO. ECs for the run are Steve Paluso and Carl Shellhorn (EC in Training). Please mail your checks to Carl Shellhorn, 4324 Dale Drive, Napa, CA 94558. Please include your email address with your check as run information will be sent by email. Please also indicate if you will be setting-on on Saturday. If you have any questions you can email Carl at chaserskip@comcast.net

Posted 02-10-2015

2015 Tentative Planning Calendar

o May 9-10 - PRCC, Walla Walla WA, seton the 8th

o June 8-14 -
The 2015 Montana Tour will be held June 8 to Jun 14, 2015. It will encompass three divisions of Montana Rail Link and the newly repaired Central Montana Rail. It will cover about 350 round trip miles through some of Montana's most beautiful scenery on former passenger train mainline.

This is just a preliminary announcement to establish dates for those who need to plan their trip. The run will be posted about March 1, when details are finalized.

If you send an email to EC Bill Taylor wtaylor@bresnan.net seeking notification, I will place your address into a file and copy you with the run announcement when I post it to the NARCOA website. No advance reservations will be accepted. The run has a history of selling out quickly.

Thank you, and I hope to see you in Montana in June.
Bill Taylor

o June 20th - PRCC, LaCrosse WA, possibly give public rides at the LaCrosse Farmer's Festival

o June 26-28 - Coos Bay Rail, PRO will host two runs on the Coos Bay Rail Link this coming year. The first will be June 25 (set-on), 26-28 actual run, to Coos Bay from Noti area on 26, Coos Bay to Coquille and return on 27, return from Coos Bay to Noti area on June 28.

o July 10-12 - W&I, Potlatch ID - if we can run the entire railroad, seton the 9th. If not, depot days public rides for one or two days

o August 15,16 - POVA and STMA, Newport WA and St. Maries ID - August 15 POVA with seton the 14th, STMA seton and run on the 16th.

o Sept 11-13 - The second Coos Bay Rail run will be Sept 10 (set-on), and actual run Sept 11-13, same routing. These are posted on the planning calendar for planning only, no reservations can be accepted until officially posted on NARCOA and PRO sites per NARCOA rules (to assure all an even chance at registration. Last year’s successful run sold out in less than 48 hours…. Bill Bain is the EC, and Bill Andrews will be the co-EC.

o September 19-20 - EWGRR, Wilbur WA, with seton the 18th, in cooperation with MOW

o October 10-11 - GRNW and BG&CM, Lewiston ID, with seton the 9th


Posted 01-17-2015

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