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2015 PRO Excursion Calendar

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

June 8-14 Full - Waiting List Started

PRO Pines to Prairie Tour

The PRO Pines to Prairie Tour in Montana will be June 8-14, 2015. The run will start on Montana Rail Link’s 10th Subdivision (Desmet to Paradise (120 rdt miles). This is the portion of the former Northern Pacific’s passenger main line traveled by the North Coast Limited over Evaro Hill on 2.2% grades and along the Flathead River. The route remains a MRL secondary mainline.

Then we will move to Montana Rail Link’s 5th & 6th Subdivisions between Whitehall and Logan (5th) and the Harrison branch (6th) (112 rdt miles). The 5th consists of some of the east side of Homestake Pass to MP 45, and the connection with the MRL mainline at Logan. The 6th is a 10 mile active branch line through Antelope Creek Canyon on a 2.2% grade.

The tour will end on Central Montana Rail (approx. 160 rdt miles). This is part of the former Milwaukee Road Northern Montana Division. It will include the first motorcar run over the newly rebuilt Judith River Trestle.

The total rdt mileage for the excursion will be approximately 400. Please send the run fee of $525 to EC Bill Taylor, 917 Parkview Way, Missoula, MT 59803. Make checks payable to PRO. There is a 25 car limit. No reservation will be accepted without payment. Complete run packets with maps, seton sites, lodging and meal info will be mailed after registration. Those seeking to operate with passenger carrying trailers must receive the EC’s permission prior to set on.

This is a NARCOA insured run through remote portions of Montana. Participants and passengers must be physically able to walk at least two miles in case of emergency. Proper footware and clothing is required. Cell service will not always be available. This is not a mentoring run. Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals. Dry camping will be available. USFS approved spark arrestors are required.

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

Updated 03-09-2015

June 25-28 FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY

Coos Bay Rail Link Railroad, Vaughn, OR (Rosboro Lumber plant)

o Set on beginning at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 25 at Rosboro Lumber Co. plant at 22833 Vaughn Rd, Veneta, (Noti), Oregon

o Safety meeting at 0730 Friday 0800 departure from set-on site to main line, run to Coos Bay. Pre-arranged Mexican Buffet Dinner at Red Lion Coos Bay upon arrival.

o Saturday 0830 safety meeting, departure for Coquille at 0915. Lunch break at park, Northwest Coquille. (Bring your own lunch). Return to Coos Bay.

o Sunday, June 28, safety meeting 0730 at Coos Bay, departure for return at 0800. Return to Vaughn approximately 1600.

Parking for motorhomes, tow vehicles and trailers at Rosboro Lumber plant (on site security) in Vaughn. Total RTM approximately 235.

Cost of run $431 per car, including 2 meals at Coos Bay. Join in the fun and enjoy the meal with your friends. Special dietary consideration made on an exception basis.

Hotels:
o Red Lion Hotel, $95 rate per night, phone # 541-267-4141 ask for PRO Group. Box lunches will be available.

o Motel 6, Coos Bay


This is PRO affiliate run All NARCOA rules apply. Reflective Safety Vests and over the ankle hard sole shoes must be worn at all times on RR property. Only narrow band radios allowed., and are strongly advised.

Deadline for registration is April 30th. No refunds after May 10th. There is a 20 car minimum and 30 car maximum for this run. A wait list will be available if necessary. Priority consideration will be given to those on the 2014 waiting list.

Make check or money order for $431 payable to PRO and mail to Bill Andrews with current PRO agreement to:

Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Dr
Grants Pass, OR 97526-7292
541-472-5153 / 541-295-5631
railsnrods@msn.com

Updated 03-05-2015

July 25-26

Oregon Duo - A perfect time of year to visit both the Willamette valley and the Oregon coast.

July 25 - Lebanon to Sweethome and return on the Albany and Eastern about 35 miles round trip then drive to Garibaldi Oregon for a late afternoon set-on a the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

July 26 - Garibaldi towards Tillamook. The distance traveled will be governed by the state of a bridge repair. We will turn the cars and travel into the mountains past Salmonberry to the end of the usable track. About 90 miles round trip. This is a very scenic run, dovetailing our movement into the tourist train schedule will give use ample time for sight seeing and food breaks at Wheeler and Rockaway Beach. There remains some work to be done on the price of the run I expect to be able to post the price by 17/5/15. A run package (including a foolproof rout map from Lebanon to Garibaldi) will be sent when you sign up for the event.

Bill Andrews coordinator & Guy Howard coordinator in training.
Please contact Guy Howard for complete details. 541-998-5280 ghoward@efn.org

Posted 05-17-2015

September 10-13 FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY

Coos Bay Rail Link Railroad, Vaughn, OR (Rosboro Lumber plant)

o Set on beginning at 1:00 pm, Thursday, September 10 at Rosboro Lumber Co. plant at 22833 Vaughn Rd, Veneta, (Noti), Oregon.

o Safety meeting at 0730 Friday 0800 departure from set-on site to main line, run to Coos Bay. Pre-arranged Mexican Buffet Dinner at Red Lion Coos Bay upon arrival.

o Saturday 0830 safety meeting, departure for Coquille at 0915. Lunch break at park, Northwest Coquille. (Bring your own lunch). Return to Coos Bay.

o Sunday, September 13, safety meeting 0730 at Coos Bay, departure for return at 0800. Return to Vaughn approximately 1600.

Parking for motorhomes, tow vehicles and trailers at Rosboro Lumber plant (on site security) in Vaughn. Total RTM approximately 235.

Cost of run $431 per car, including 2 meals at Coos Bay. Join in the fun and enjoy the meal with your friends. Special dietary consideration made on an exception basis.

Hotels:
o Red Lion Hotel, $95 rate per night, phone # 541-267-4141 ask for PRO Group. Box lunches will be available.

o Motel 6, Coos Bay


This is PRO affiliate run. All NARCOA rules apply. Reflective Safety Vests and over the ankle hard sole shoes must be worn at all times on RR property. Only narrow band radios allowed and are strongly advised.

Deadline for registration is June 30th. No refunds after August 10th. There is a 20 car minimum and 30 car maximum for this run. A wait list will be available if necessary. Priority consideration will be given to those on the 2014 waiting list

Make check or money order for $431 payable to PRO and mail to Bill Andrews with current PRO agreement to:

Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Dr
Grants Pass, OR 97526-7292
541-472-5153/ 541-295-5631
railsnrods@msn.com

Updated 03-06-2015

September 22-23

Pacific Railcar Operators, in cooperation with Motorcar Operators West, is pleased to announce a two day fall excursion on the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad.

Set on will be at the SE Brace Street crossing in Wilbur Washington on September 21st from 3- 6 PM and September 22nd from 6:30-7:30 AM.

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

There will be no car limit 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.

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

Posted 03-05-2015

September 24-27

Coos Bay Rail Link Railroad, Vaughn, OR (Rosboro Lumber plant)

o Set on beginning at 12:00 pm, Thursday, September 24 at Rosboro Lumber Co. plant at 22833 Vaughn Rd, Veneta, (Noti), Oregon.

o Safety meeting at 7:30 Friday 8:00 departure from set-on site to main line, run to Coos Bay. Pre-arranged Mexican Buffet Dinner at Red Lion Coos Bay upon arrival to dinner tickets included in run fee.

o Saturday 9:30 safety meeting, departure for Coquille at 10:00. Lunch break at park, Northwest Coquille. Return to Coos Bay.

o Sunday, September 27, safety meeting 730 at Coos Bay, departure for return at 8:00. Return to Vaughn.

Parking for motorhomes, tow vehicles and trailers at Rosboro Lumber plant (on site security) in Vaughn. Total miles 235.
Cost of run $431 per car, including 2 meals at Coos Bay. Join in the fun and enjoy the meal with your friends.

Hotels:
o Red Lion Hotel, $95 rate per night, phone # 541-267-4141 ask for PRO Group. Box lunches will be available.
o Motel 6, Coos Bay

This is PRO affiliate run. All NARCOA rules apply. Reflective Safety Vests and boots must be worn at all times on RR property. Only narrow band radios allowed and are strongly advised. No refunds after Aug 25th.

Make check or money order for $431 payable to PRO and mail to Bill Andrews with current PRO agreement to:

Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Dr
Grants Pass, OR 97526-7292
541-472-5153/ 541-295-5631
railsnrods@msn.com

Posted 04-23-2015

2015 Tentative Planning Calendar

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

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


Updated 03-05-2015

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