PRO - Pacific Railcar Operators

A Non-Profit NARCOA affiliate serving the West

Coos Bay Teddy Bear Toy Express

Vaughn to Coquille, Oregon

The August and October 2023 excursions has been cancelled due to construction on the railroad (tie replacement).

Coos Bay Rail Line Motorcar Excursion 

from Vaughn to Coquille, Oregon

Please join us on this 250-mile 3-day motorcar excursion across 121 bridges and nine tunnels.  The bridges include 3-swing span bridges and tunnels that range from 477 feet to 4,177 feet long.  The excursion departs from the Rosboro Lumber Company in Vaughn, Oregon (near Veneta, OR).  Set-on is Thursday afternoon, Oct 5, 2023.  Dry camping is available at the set-on site.  Friday Oct 6, 2023 we will travel about 100-miles one-way to the City of Coos Bay.  Will will be staying two-nights at the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay, which is not included in the excursion fee.  You will need to bring everything with you on your motorcar (suitcase, lunch, & extra gas).  Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 will be an approximately 50-mile round trip excursion from Coos Bay to Coquille.  Sunday Oct. 8, 2023 will be the return 100-mile one-way excursion from Coos Bay to Vaughn.  A minimum of 23-cars is required. No refunds after Sept 17, 2023.  The Excursion Coordinator is Bill Andrews.  The run fee is $600 per motorcar, which also includes one dinner and two breakfasts for one operator and one passenger. Additional passengers may make food arrangements by contracting the excursion coordinator.  These are the lowest fees we can negotiate with the railroad.  The run fee does not include any hotel stays.  Sorry, no High-Rail vehicles. Be sure to sign up early so no one misses out!

A four to five hour mentoring program is available on the morning of Thursday Oct 5, 2023 starting at 8:30 am.  Contact the Mentoring Manager Bill Andrews ASAP at phone # (five 41) two 95-five 631 or Nancy Andrews at phone # (five 41) two 95-five 635   They can also be contacted via email at the email address listed on the Contact Us page.  The mentoring requirements are carefully outlined on the webpage under the Document pulldown.

If you would like to join us, please print, and carefully fill out the following (3) forms found on the NARCOA and PRO websites:


PRO Run registration form:

Excursion name: Coos Bay Rail Line Motorcar Exc

Dates of: Oct 5-8, 2023


NARCOA General Release, printed double sided, single sheet

Fill out three copies using this information:

Copy # 1 - In consideration of the Coos Bay Rail Line

Copy # 2 - In consideration of the Rosboro Lumber Company

Copy # 3 - In consideration of the Port of Coos Bay

Permission to enter their property on the dates of Oct 5-8, 2023

“Pacific Railcar Operators” is the NARCOA affiliate

If you are dry camping at Roseboro Lumber for mentoring, include Oct 4, 2023 in the date range.


NARCOA Rail Vehicle Inspection form:

Excursion: Coos Bay Motorcar Run

Location:  Coos Bay, OR

Date: Oct 5-8, 2023


Send all five forms, and a check for $600.00 payable to PRO, to:

EC Bill Andrews

191 Azalea Drive

Grants Pass, OR 97526


Upon receipt of these documents and a check, a run packet with further information will be emailed.


Contact EC Bill Andrews via email from the PRO Contact Us page or phone at (five 41) two 95-five 631, if you have any questions.  Sorry for the spelled out phone number, but we are trying to cut down on Spam phone calls & emails.

PRO General order #6 will be in effect:


NARCOA insurance, operator’s certificate, spark arrestors, installed fixed NARCOA radios, and boots are required

October 7-10, 2021 Coos Bay Motorcar Excursion

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Coos Bay Speeder Quest

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