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What’s New

  • Niles Canyon Exc - April 6, 2024 now available for signups (2/29/2024) 
  • Napa “Tune & Train” Exc - Feb 21 - April 30, 2024 mentoring & Trouble-shooting (2/29/2024) 
  • Forms tab updated with new NARCOA Rail Vehicle Inspection form ver 4.0 (new Turntable Inspection requirements) (2/18/2024)
  • Northwest Tour - May 16, 17, & 21, 2024 Chehalis Centraila Railroad, Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad, & Mt Hood Railway (2/18/2024)
  • Save the Dates for Colfax & Joseph updated (2/15/2024)
  • Columbia Basin RR Exc now open for sign ups (2/14/2024) 
  • Wash & Eastern Exc added to Save the Date (2/14/2024)  
  • For Sale - Railroad Signals (1/27/2024)
  • No Idaho Northern & Pacific excursion this year.  (1/24/2024)
  • Jan 2024 Newsletter  (1/16/2024)
  • PRO is now accepting membership payments via Zelle.  (1/14/2024)
  • Portland Tune & Test open for sign ups. (1/13/2024)

Dorothy Roberts wins

2023 PRO “Spike” Award

Pacific Railcar Operators (PRO) is a nonprofit corporation that provides railcar excursion coordinators a safe, legal and professional environment for sponsoring excursions on North American railroads. PRO invites all NARCOA licensed and mentored motorcar operators with current NARCOA insurance and a NARCOA compliant speeder/motorcar to explore the rails in the western US and Canada. PRO is a nonprofit, incorporated affiliate of NARCOA, which hosts motorcar excursions using the NARCOA insurance program, releases, and rules.


PRO excursions are primarily in the western regions of North America. Excursions comply with the NARCOA Rule Book, Operations Manual, and PRO's General Order # 6.  PRO membership is not required to join our runs.


Watch this site for timely excursion announcements and news. We hope you'll join our adventures on the rails.

Nancy Andrews wins Shinny Wheel Award

Ralph Burks wins 2023 PRO Spirit Award

Russell Homan wins
2023 PRO “Spike” Award

Nancy Andrews and Guy Howard win prestigious 2023 NARCOA Shiny Wheel Awards.

David Klein wins 2023
PRO “Oops” Award

Upcoming Excursions  

  • Mar. 24, 2024 - “Test & Tune” Portland, OR   
  • April 6, 2024 - Niles Canyon Exc, Niles, CA
  • April 26-28, 2024 - Columbia Basin RR, - Warden, WA
  • Feb 21-April 30, 2024 - Napa Valley Wine Train “Tune and Train” excursions, Napa, CA
  • May 16, 17, & 21, 2024 - Northwest Tour: Chehalis Centraila Railroad, Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad, & Mt Hood Railway,  Washington & OR


Save the Date - 2024

  • June 2 - AMADOR CENTRAL  
  • June 5-9 - MONTANA
  • June 13-16 - COLFAX, WA   
  • August 15-18 - COOSBAY 
  • Sept. 13-14 - Dayton to Walla Walla,  WA
  • Sept 15 - Dayton, WA Depot
    Rides  
  • Sept. 20 -22 - Joseph, OR
  • Oct. 3-6 - Coos Bay Toy Run 
  • Oct. 8-9 - OCSR (Tillamook)   
  • Oct. 9 - Mt Hood railway  
  • Oct. 11-12 - Gooselake Railway, Lakeview, OR
  • Oct. 18-20 - Washington Eastern, Medical Lake, WA
Southwest Tour, Grand Canyon RR, AZ

Southwest Tour, Grand Canyon RR, AZ

Southwest Tour, Grand Canyon RR, AZ

Southwest Tour, Grand Canyon RR, AZ

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Rwy, CA

Amador Central, CA

Amador Central, CA

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Montana Three Rivers Tour

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

Coos Bay Rail Link, OR

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