2014 PRO Excursion Calendar

08 / 22 / 2014

Inspection Forms (Print from Browser)

Excursion Pricing


Sep 13-14

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, <wtaylor@bresnan.net>. 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

Posted 07-11-2014

Oct 4

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 alnethie@alnethie.com

Posted 07-23-2014

Oct 11-12

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a two day fall excursion on the former Camas Prairie Railroad. Set on will be at the headquarters of the Great Northwest Railroad in Lewiston Idaho on October 10th from 3-6 PM, and October 11th from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Saturday we will run on the GRNW from Lewiston to Riparia and return for a total of 144 miles. Sunday we will run on the BG&CM from Lewiston to Kamiah and return for another 129 miles.

There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $215 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 08-14-2014

May 15-16, 2015

Please mark your calendar for the V&T run on May 15/16, 2015. We will do a Friday set on and run. On Saturday we will make two roundtrips from Virginia City to Carson City. I will post more information by the end of the year. So plan ahead and come out and have fun with us.

Steve Paluso

Posted 07-24-2014

2014 Tentative Planning Calendar

September - Lakeview RR


Copyright © Pacific Railcar Operators, 1998 - 2014