PRO is pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 1 we will have a run on the Niles Canyon Railway. We are planning to run from Niles to Sunol. We will make several trips. The cost of the run is $45. Please send your checks payable to PRO to Steve Paluso, 2878 Rosario Court, San Jose, CA 95132. Please include your email address as the run information will be sent out by email.
If you have any questions please email Steve Paluso at email@example.com. Please note we may only be able to run to the Brightside yard if the situation changes. This change would happen at the last minute and I will let you know as soon I know about it. If this happens the cost of the run will be $25. In this case you would need to bring a new check for $25 and your original check would be given back to you.
In consideration of the people that live along the right-of-way, no loud cars and no blowing of whistles or air horns.
PRO is pleased to announce a one-day run on the Santa Cruz Big Trees Pacific Railroad on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
The railroad has informed me that they are taking out one of their bridges for repair on the section that goes up to the Olympia branch which will result in reducing the run by a total of 3 miles roundtrip.
We will do two trips to Santa Cruz. The first trip will go all the way to the tunnel and return to Roaring Camp for lunch. The second trip we will go down to the first road crossing in Santa Cruz and return to Roaring Camp. The railroad has reduced the cost to us for the run. The new cost of the run is $75. For people who have sent in their checks already please bring a new check to the run and your old check will be returned to you.
Please make your check payable to PRO and send it to Steve Paluso, 2878 Rosario Court, San Jose, CA 95132. Please include your email address with your check as run information will be sent out by email. If you have any questions please email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Hy-railers are not permitted by the railroad.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-310-1335.
An itinerary and information regarding lodging will be emailed or sent by regular mail.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
Amador Central Railroad Rail Fair
PRO, in conjunction with the Amador Central Railroad, is pleased to announce it's "8th Annual Ione Railfair and Vintage Motorfest" set for Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 and 25. This is the Amador Centrals big fund raiser for the year that makes it possible to continue the maintenance, operation, and improvements for this one of a kind historical railroad.
Early set on Friday May 23 will be from 2 pm to 6 p.m. 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. Participants are asked to provide passenger seating for the paying public throughout the weekend. Run cost for the 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 make your checks payable to PRO. and send them 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 have a PRO General Release, PRO Agreement, and a PRO Motor Car Inspection Form filled out prior to registration and inspection. These forms can be obtained on the PRO website, in the Forms section. An Amador Central Railroad Release form will also be made available for ALL attendees to fill out and sign upon check-in. Please make sure that a Pre-Inspection of your motor car is done and PLEASE include how many seats you can provide for the public for each run.
Thank you and looking forward to a fun Rail Fair.
13420 Ponderosa Way
Jackson, Ca. 95642-9439
May 30, 31
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 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 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 email@example.com. Make check to PRO and send to 191 Azalea Dr. Grants Pass, OR 97526. Closing date of May 15th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Tentative Planning Calendar
May 21 & 22 Walla Walla RR
May 24-26 (Memorial Day Weekend), 24-25 Palouse River Coulee City RR , 26th St. Maries River RR
July 11-13 Washington and Idaho Railway, Depot day public rides will be on the 12th.
August 15-17 Coos Bay Rail - Fri-Sun. Noti to Coos Bay, Coos Bay to Coquille and return, Coos Bay to Noti.
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.