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2015 PRO Excursion Calendar

July 3-4

Speeders and Fireworks - Please join the OPR in the sixth annual early July motorcar run.

Friday July 3rd, we will operate and excursion with multiple runs on the 8 mile Molalla Branch line. We may have extra track available depending on traffic. This day will be for motorcar operators and their guests only. Will be setting on at the RSG mill at Liberal at 9AM and run between end of track there to Canby Wye.

Saturday July 4th our day will be a NON-NARCOA run on the 5 mile East Portland Branch as we will be providing rides for the public and operating in conjunction with the regularly scheduled passenger excursion train. Our passenger operation will be between Oaks Park to the south and the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundations museum at the north end of the line. Seton will be at the OPR shops at 9AM. We will be operating until after dark so flashlights and proper lighting will be required. Lunch/dinner provided on Saturday and/or Oaks Park will be open to speeder operators to access the food there.

The will be a non-NARCOA event is free to attend courtesy of the OPR. Additional information will be sent out via email to interested parties.

Kevin Novak will be the EC in training under Bill Andrews.
503-984-4186 8am-10pm
up2615@comcast.net

Updated 06-18-2015

July 11

Public rides on the Washington and Idaho Railway to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the Potlatch Depot. This coincides with their annual Depot Day, scheduled for July 11th.

Set on will be at the depot in Potlatch Idaho on July 11th, from 6-7:45 am. We will run both east and west from the depot on the Idaho section of the line. There are no fees for the operators. Total miles will be over 100. There will be a limit of 10 motorcars.

If you would like to participate, please contact EC Will Krasselt at nova1965@yahoo.com or call 208-310-1335. Also, let him know how many seats you will be providing for the rides.

For more information about the Potlatch Depot, visit Washington, Idaho, and Montana Rwy History Preservation Group.

Posted 05-24-2015

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 overned 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. The price for both runs is $125. A run package (including a foolproof route map from Lebanon to Garibaldi) will be sent when you sign up for the event.

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

Updated 05-23-2015

Aug 14-16

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a three day, three state, excursion on three railroads: Mission Mountain (MMT), Pend Oreille Valley (POVA), and St. Maries River RR (STMA).

The first set on will be on Thursday, August 13th from 3-6pm at the main yard crossing off of Meadow Creek Road in Fortine Montana.

On Friday, August 14th, we will make round trips to Eureka and Stryker – 42 miles. We will set off and travel to Newport Washington where we will have the second set on at the 2nd Street crossing from 5-7pm that night.

On Saturday, August 15th, we will make a round trip to Metaline Falls – 124 miles.

The third set on will be on Sunday, August 16th, from 7-10am. We will then make two round trips to Plummer Idaho before setting off that evening – 76 miles.

Total miles for the excursion will be approximately 242. There is a limit of 30 cars for this excursion and the cost is $285 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.

Excursion Coordinators are Will Krasselt and Bill Taylor. Make checks out to PRO and mail them to: 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 Will 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 06-17-2015

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


Updated 06-17-2015

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