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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-961-0600.
PRO Central Montana Rail Inc. - Judith Bridge Dedication Excursion
Pacific Railroad Operators is pleased to announce a “Judith Bridge Dedication” excursion over the operational segments of Central Montana Rail Inc. September 13-14, 2014. Set on will be at Denton, MT from 3-6 pm on Friday September 12th.
Both Saturday and Sunday motorcars will run from Denton to Arrow Creek and Denton to Ross Fork (across the newly rebuilt Judith Bridge) and return. A bridge dedication event will be held at the rebuilt Judith bridge on Saturday. Total mileage will be 90 round trip miles each day for a total of 180. Participants will travel over three tall steel trestles, one tunnel and through some of Montana’s most spectacular scenery.
NOTE: Work has as yet to be completed on the Ross Fork to Moccasin and Arrow Creek to Geraldine sections. The entire railroad is scheduled to reopen in 2015.
The fee for the no frills “CMR Judith Bridge Dedication” excursion will be $145.00. Dry camping is available at Denton. All NARCOA rules and guidelines are in effect. Operators must have 2014 NARCOA insurance, valid operator’s cards and either be mentored or make arrangements to be mentored. Spark arrestors are required. Participants are reminded that rattlesnakes are common. Pets are not recommended.
Make checks payable to PRO but mail them to EC Bill Taylor, 917 Parkview Way, Missoula, MT 59803, <email@example.com>. Information packets with set on info, maps, and lodging specifics will be sent upon payment of the excursion fee. No reservations accepted without payment. Fees are non-refundable after September 1.
See you in Montana again.
Bill Taylor, EC
Tom Norman, EC
The Niles Canyon Railway is sponsoring a Rides for the Public on Saturday, October 4, 2014. They need operators who can provide seats. There is no charge to the operator providing rides. Preference would be for A cars and MT14s that have multiple seats available. This run is limited to 10 NARCOA-insured operators. All NARCOA rules apply for this event. If you can help with this event to provide rides, please email Al McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org