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July 31, 2011

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Date
Event
10/22/2011
Saturday
1-Day Event
Capital Metro transportation (Texas)
Join this fall run over the former SP Llano branch. This is a scenic stretch of tracks which parallels the Llano River and crosss the Colorado River on Lake LBJ. There will be abundant wildlife and open range vistas. Participants will travel from Llano through Kingsland to Scobey Spur. If time permits we will make a second trip to Kingsland.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 54 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Mentoring by permission.
The event is sponsored by Railroad partners, Inc.. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $40. 
Contact:  Leland Stewart
10057 Palomino Canyon
Converse, Texas 78109
Phone: 210 863–5397
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

11/12/2011
Saturday
1-Day Event
Blacklands railroad (Texas)
This is a one-day run on the Blacklands railroad, a former Missouri Pacific line. We will make at least two round-trip runs between Henderson and Overton, With a third possible if time permits.
We will set on at Henderson. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 56 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Sturdy shoes and long pants required. No short certain issues. All cars must be preregistered prior to arrival. Mentoring by permission.
The event is sponsored by Railroad partners, Inc.. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $20. Price includes All railroad fees.
Event Coordinator: Leland Stuart
Contact:  Myron Malone
5306 Kayway drive
Greenville, Texas 75402
Phone: 903 – 454 – 8307
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

11/13/2011
Sunday
1-Day Event
Blacklands Railroad (Texas)
This is a one-day run on the Blacklands Railroad, which is a former cotton belt line. Will travel between Winfield and Commerce.
We will set on at Winfield, Texas. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 125 miles. 
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Sturdy shoes and long pants required. No shorts or 10 issues. All cars must be preregistered. Experienced operators only, mentoring by permission only.
NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $80. 
Event Coordinator: Leland Stewart
Contact:  Myron Malone
5306 Kayway, Drive
Greenville, Texas 75402
Phone: 903 – 454 – 8307
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

6/29/2013
Saturday
1-Day Event
Mohawk, Adirondack and Northern (New York)
June, 29, 2013 1-day cost: $150. The price includes Railroad fees, and does not include meals and lodging. We suggest bringing lunches / food with you. There is a 35 car limit for this run. We need at least 22 cars 2 weeks before the scheduled date or the run will be annulled. This is a NARCOA insured excursion. All applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad. Cars and paperwork will be checked/inspected, and those not up to standard may be refused permission to set-on. Safety meeting must be attended as well. This is a non-mentoring Run. Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Safety Vests, Hard Soled Over Ankle Shoes. Hy-rails permitted; heavy cars with permission only. Cars must be able to be easily turned, and must be reliable. You must be able to maintain 25 MPH on this run. We may be interfacing with train traffic, so breakdowns cannot be afforded. Event Coordinator: Craig Hartman and Christopher Vitz. For further question, contact Craig Hartman, 34 North Road, Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405-2266 Phone: 973-838-3628 evening,    or E-mail: hartindinc@aol.com The Mid-Atlantic Motorcar Association (MAMA) is pleased to announce a 1-day, approximately 85 mile run over the Mohawk Adirondack and Northern Railroad (New York) on June, 29, 2013. We will have a very early set-on (starting at 6:00AM), as we must leave by 8:00AM. We will head North from Utica, NY toward Lyon’s Falls, NY. As usual, NARCOA professionalism is expected and required on this run. Well behaved children over 10 years old permitted.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 90 miles. This ride is limited to 35 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Must meet all NARCOA and FRA rquirement w/paperwork
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Hard soled over ankle boots, safety vest
Event Coordinator: Craig Hartman and Chris Vitz
Contact:  Craig Hartman
Phone: 973-838-3628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
New Yorl Susquehanna and Western Syracuse Division (New York)
CANCELLED - Due to RR problems - money will be refunded
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Event Coordinator: Craig W. Hartman, Chris Vitz
Contact:  Craig W. Hartman
34 North Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Phone: 973-838-3628 (eves)
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

5/22/2015 - 5/24/2015
Friday - Sunday
3-Day Event
Saratoga North Creek (New York)
Saratoga and North Creek Saratoga and North Creek RR Out of North Creek, NY. Come join MAMA for our second year on this trip over the beautiful North Creek Railroad as we travel out of North Creek to the end of line. Friday Set On will begin approximately 12:00 PM with an afternoon run and night run possible, going South to Riparius. Saturdays run will leave when the railroad clears, and we will travel South to Saratoga Springs and turn for our trip back. Sunday's run is North over new trackage to the mine at Tahawus, where titanium and magnetite were mined, should be exciting to see this, it sure was last year. At this time, lunch is on your own, but stay tuned for updates.As Monday is a Holiday, it leaves a day for getting home leisurely.
We will set on at North Creek, NY at 1200 hrs. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 218 miles. This ride is limited to 35 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Must have inspection Paperwork
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Must have RR Radio, safety vest, over ankle shoes
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Railroad property NOT to be touched, handled, operated/thrown, climbed on, etc. This includes equipment, switches, spikes, etc. This list is not all inclusive!
Additional information: Must agree to all MAMA rules and regulations as stated on website, as well as all NARCOA and RR rules!
The price of the trip is $225. Price includes RR fees, and does not include Lodging, Meals, Transportation.
Event Coordinator: Craig W. Hartman
Contact:  Craig W. hartman
34 North Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Phone: 973-838-3628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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8/1/2015 - 8/1/2015
Saturday - Saturday
1-Day Event
NYSW Utica Branch (New York)
The Mid-Atlantic Motorcar Association (MAMA) is pleased to announce a 1-day, 90 mile excursion on the New York Susquehanna & Western Utica branch. Combined with the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley on August 2, 2015. This will be a great weekend riding the rails with MAMA. The price for the 1-day event is $60, which includes railroad fees. It does not include meals and lodging. We suggest bringing lunches/food with you. There is a 35 car limit for this run; We will set on in Sangerfield, NY, and travel back to Utica along this grand old route. Come and enjoy a great weekend of railroading with MAMA as we travel through scenic upstate New York! This is a NARCOA insured excursion, and all applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad. Cars and paperwork will be checked/inspected, and those not up to standard may be refused permission to set-on.Safety meeting must be attended as well. This is a non-mentoring run. The NYS&W requires that ALL operators pass a Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee (NORAC) guidelines test prior to the excursion. If you are in possession of a current NORAC certification from another railroad, please include a copy with your registration form so that we may submit it to the NYS&W prior to the event. If you do not have a current certification, a NORAC classs/test will be available online. If you have attended a previous class and possess current NORAC certification you do not need to take the online class, but must bring proof with you to the excursion. We are sorry for any inconvenience or problem this might cause, but this is a requirement of the railroad. NORAC certification is good for three full years Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: safety vests, hard soled over ankle shoes, radios are required. Hi-rails permitted and heavy cars with permission only. Cars must be able to be easily turned, and must be reliable. You must be able to maintain 25 MPH on this run. We may be interfacing with train traffic, so breakdowns cannot be afforded.
We will set on at Sangerfield, NY. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 90 miles. This ride is limited to 35 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: AS Noted
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Assn. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Radios Required
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Excursion Only, and does not include Meals, Hotels, etc.
Event Coordinator: Dave Sigafoose, Ken Ciparis
Contact:  Dave Sigafoose
Website: Click Here

8/2/2015 - 8/2/2015
Sunday - Sunday
1-Day Event
Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (New York)
The Mid-Atlantic Motorcar Association (MAMA) is pleased to announce a 1-day, 30 mile run over the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley on August 2, 2015. Combined with the Saturday, August 1, 2015 excursion on the New York Susquehanna & Western Utica branch. This will be a great weekend riding the rails with MAMA. Participants will travel approximately 30 round trip miles between Milford, NY and Cooperstown Junction, NY. We will set on at Milford, NY at 07:30am, travel south to Cooperstown Junction, turn the cars, and head back North to Cooperstown. Departure is scheduled for 08:30am. We anticipate being in Cooperstown for two hours, so you will be able to see the sights, have lunch, and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. This ride is limited to 35 cars. Safety meeting must be attended as well. This is a non-mentoring Run. This is a NARCOA insured excursion, and all applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad. Cars and paperwork will be checked/inspected, and those not up to standard may be refused permission to set-on. Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Must have current FRA paperwork/inspection. Heavy cars by permission only. Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: safety vests, hard soled over ankle shoes, radios are required. The price of the trip is $40, which includes Railroad fees and does not include meals, lodging, etc.
We will set on at Milford, NY. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 30 miles. This ride is limited to 35 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Proper Paperwork
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Radios Required
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Assn. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Radios Required
The price of the trip is $40. Price includes RR Fees, and does not include Motels, food, entertainment.
Event Coordinator: Dave Sigafoose, Ken Ciparis
Contact:  Dave Sigafoose
Website: Click Here

11/27/2015 - 11/27/2015
Friday - Friday
1-Day Event
NYSW Southern Division (New Jersey)
Confirmed one day season ender trip over the NYSW Southern Division. A great way to go before putting the speeder away for the winter. After last years infamous run, it is now known as the Turkey Trot or Snowstorm run, no snowflake here!See our website for more information. Call or e-mail me for commit or interest. Will travel to/from Hawthorne to Pelton, maybe further.
We will set on at Riverdale or Sparta at 7:00 AM. Departure is scheduled for 8:30.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 110 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Current FRA
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Hard soled shoes, safety vest, radio
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Event Coordinator: Craig W. Hartman
Contact:  Craig W. Hartman
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Phone: 973-838-3628 973-838-4456
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

6/18/2016 - 6/19/2016
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Delaware Lackawanna (Pennsylvania)
The Mid-Atlantic Motorcar Association (MAMA) is pleased to announce a 2-day, approximately 130 mile run over the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad as well as the Carbondale Line and the Lurel Line Trollry Line on June 18th and 19th. On Saturday we will have a early set-on (details to follow), Saturday we plan to run the Carbondale Line, and time permitting, The Laurel lie with the switchback. Sunday we will run the D/L to the Gap and return, with a lunch stop at Moscow, hopefully catered by the Moscow Train Society. (been great for several trips) More details to follow
We will set on at Scranton, PA at 0600. Departure is scheduled for )800.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 130 miles. This ride is limited to 35 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: NARCOA and FRA rules and paperwork req'd
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Radios strongly encouraged (will be mandatory in future)
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Hard soled over ankle boots, safety vest
Event Coordinator: Craig Hartman
Contact:  Craig Hartman
34 North Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Phone: 973-838-3628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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8/5/2016 - 8/7/2016
Friday - Sunday
3-Day Event
Delaware Ulster Railroad (New York)
RUN CANCELLED due to too many conflicts. Plan to reschedule in the fall. Keep your eyes posted for new date, let me know if interested in fall foliage run
We will set on at Arkville DU Yard at 12:00 PM. Departure is scheduled for Whenever.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 60 miles. This ride is limited to 30 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Assn. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $75. Price includes See above, and does not include See above.
Event Coordinator: Craig W. Hartman
Contact:  Craig W. Hartman
34 North Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Phone: 973-838-3628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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9/3/2016 - 9/4/2016
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Steamtown National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)
Want to help our hobby? Want to be part of the Park services Centennial Celebration at Steamtown? Like meeting people to show of your equipment and show what we do? Please join with Mid Atlantic Motorcars Association as we go to visit as invited guests of Steamtown to show off our unusual hobby, and share with the railroading public what our speeders did, their history, who NARCOA is, what we do and more. Can you help be a "Gandy Dancer", swing a spike hammer? There is a limit to how many can attend, as we will be on a section of tracks behind the shops as well as through the shops to demonstrate our cars, and we will be looking for different cars from over the years, so you must contact the EC for approval to attend with your car. Good public skills also required. Set up and set on will be Saturday morning at about 0700, and departure Sunday afternoon. If you can't bring a car, come out and support our hobby at this great event, as we need "actors" for a proposed HOBO camp as well. This park is great to spend the day just walking around and seeing the huge railroad history and locomotives, shops, etc., so be part of it! As an aside, last year the park loved us, and wants us back!
We will set on at Scranton, PA at 0700. 
This ride is limited to 12 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: FRA and NARCOA Compliant
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Hard soled over ankle shoes, vest, radio
The event is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: MUST CONTACT E/C for Permission
Additional information: Must be good with public, no foul language, must look and act professional, enjoy people and introducing them to the hobby
Event Coordinator: Craig W. Hartman
Contact:  Craig W. Hartman
34 North Road
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Phone: 973-838-4456
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

6/17/2017 - 6/18/2017
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Midland Railroad (Kansas)
The First Iowa Division will host a two day ride on the Midland Railway in Baldwin City, Kansas. We will be working in conjunction with their tourist and dinner trains. Round trip mileage is 22 per run. We hope to have 3 rides per day, with the possibility of an evening run on Saturday night. Seton will be at the Midland Railway Depot in Baldwin City, KS. For those riding Both days we hope to leave our cars on the tracks Saturday night. This is a good opportunity for many to ride some new miles as this railroad has not hosted a Narcoa ride in almost ten years. E.C. In training: Stuart Remmers E.C. Carl Schneider, Frosty Farrell
We will set on at Midland Rwy. depot at 7:00am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 22 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Hotels in Baldwin City, KS are: Baldwin City Lodge, (785)-594-3900 Hotels in Ottawa, KS (15mi south) are: Best Western, (785)-242-2224 Comfort Inn, (785)-242-9898 Econo lodge, (785)-242-3400 Knights Inn (limited parking), (785)-242-4842 Super 8, (785)-242-5551
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Motel and meals.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers, Carl Schneider, Frosty Farrell
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
2200 N. Delaware Ave.
York, Nebraska 68467
Phone: (402)-362-6852 (H) (402)-362-7891 (C)
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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4/7/2018 - 4/8/2018
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
RBMN (Pennsylvania)
Permission has been given for a 2-day excursion out of Pottsville, PA. Day 1 we would travel to Good Spring with several side trips on lines not traveled before.Day 2 would go to the Haucks Wye and return, with a side trip out the Lansford Branch. Plans are not finalized.SOLD OUT-Waiting List started email gshrey@aol.com.
NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $225. 
Contact:  gshrey@aol.com

4/28/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Fenner Stevenson Memorial Run! We hope to have at least three trips during the day and possibly a night run. Enjoy the 156' high bridge and the Des Moines River bridge by the Y-Camp.
We will set on at B&SV depot at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for 9:00.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 20 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $30. Price includes Ride fee. Please make out checks for the ride payable to FID, and does not include Membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society which is required (25). Please make out checks for the ride payable to IRHS. Motels in Boone are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and the Amerihost (515-432-8168).
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002
Phone: 515-967-5181
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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5/12/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Midwest Electric Railway (Iowa)
We will ride the trolley track of the Midwest Electric Railway located on the Midwest Old Threshers grounds. This ride consists of a mile plus loop under the wire that should prove a nice location to test & tune up your cars at the start of the year. There are sidings if you wish to make a few laps then stop for tuning or refreshments then run again. No hirails allowed & A-cars are discouraged. Directions are take Business Hwy 34 to S. Grand Ave, go south to Bell Dr and turn west to Threshers grounds. Go left (south) of the carousel to the tracks. Frosty Farrell is the EC for this excursion.
We will set on at Thresher grounds at 8:30am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 1 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels in Mt. Pleasant are Super 8 (319-385-8888), Best Western (319-385-2102) Comfort Inn (319-385-0571), and the AmericInn (319-385-2004).
The price of the trip is $20. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Frosty Farrell
Contact:  Frosty Farrell
808 N. Hwy 63
Lancaster, Missouri 63548
Phone: 660-341-7842
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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5/26/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Red River Valley & Western (North Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host an excursion from LaMoure, ND to Milner, ND. Set on is scheduled to start at 6:30am. We will depart LaMoure at 8:30 am with a morning break at Oaks, ND and a noon pay for your own buffet at Milner, ND. We will then turn our cars and return to LaMoure with an afternoon break at Oaks at the way back. Upon setting off, those participating on the DMV&WRR excursion will then travel to Britton, SD for a two day excursion there.
We will set on at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 110 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: At the front of the group behin the railroad escort hirail.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: The only motel in LaMoure is the Travel Inn Lodge 701-883-5373.
The price of the trip is $50. Price does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-224-2964
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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5/27/2018 - 5/28/2018
Sunday - Monday
2-Day Event
DMV&WRR (South Dakota)
The First Iowa Division will host a 2-day ride on the DMV&W Railroad at Britton, SD. We hope to be able to set on Saturday evening from 7 pm to dark. Check trackside or call me at 605-280-5551 for details. Sunday set on will start at 6:30 am north of the elevator in downtown Britton and will cease at 8:15 am when our safety meeting starts. We will depart at 8:30 am. We will travel to the joint track limits east of Aberdeen with a stop both ways at Claremont. We should be back in Britton mid-afternoon where we will take a break before the evening run. Late afternoon we will have a round trip run to Geneseo ND where we will stop for an on your own supper at the local eatery. Departure at 5:15 pm with an anticipated return to Britton at approximately 10 pm. Make sure your head light works properly as we will be traveling in the dark on our return to Britton. Cars will be left on the track at Britton Sunday evening. This is an optional run and those wishing to rest can pull their cars on the siding. Monday, the safety meeting will start at 8:45 with a 9:00 am departure. We will travel the same route as previous evening with a stop at Rutland for on your own rolls and coffee. We will travel to Geneseo, turn our cars, and return to Britton for set off. We should be back in Britton by 1 pm for set off and travel home.
We will set on at By the elevator in downtown Britton at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: At the front of the group.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Northern Lights Inn - 605-448-2438 Sunset Motel 800-201-2205 or 605-448-2205. Tyler's Motel 605-448-5723.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees for the 2-day DMV&W ride. Prepayment is required but last minute attendees are welcomed. Send payment to Dave Voeltz, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-224-2964
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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6/23/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ellis & Eastern Railroad (Minnesota)
The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride on the Ellis & Eastern, formerly the Minnesota Southern Railroad. Set on will be at the depot in Luverne, MN from 7:00 to 8:30am with an 8:45am departure. Anyone arriving after 8:30am will not be allowed to participate. There will be two round trips between Luverne and Agate Jct. near Worthington for a total mileage of 120 miles. We will stop in Luverne for a lunch break at the grocery store near the depot. Dave Voeltz is the EC for this event.
We will set on at Luverne depot at 7:00am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels in Luverne are the Super 8 (507-283-9541) , Grand Stay (507-449-4949), Quality Inn (507-283-9488), or Mom & Pop Place (507-283-2347).
The price of the trip is $40. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-224-2964 (H) or 605-280-5551 (C)
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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7/28/2018 - 7/29/2018
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Dakota Southern Railway Corporation (South Dakota)
This is a two day excursion on the rebuilt Dakota Southern Line in central South Dakota. We will cross the mile long Missouri River Bridge at least twice on the excursion. We will set on at the City Shop located on Seaman Ave in Oacoma. Turn off I90 (Exit 260), drive south one block and turn left on 3rd St, then turn right on Seaman Ave. Friday evening set on from 6:30 to 9:00 pm for early arrivals. Saturday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:15 with a scheduled departure at 8:30am for west Mitchell city limits with stops along the way at White Lake for break and Mt Vernon for lunch on your own. We should return to Oacoma late afternoon and will leave the cars on the track overnight. Sunday safety meeting begins at 8:30 with an 8:45 departure for Presho with a break at Kennebec westbound and bring your own lunch eastbound. We may continue westerly to Vivian depending upon car storage. We should return to Oacoma midafternoon. Itineraries may be flipped dependent upon depending upon shuttle train schedule. The price of the trip is $80 prepaid (Refundable until May 17, 2017). . Price includes Ride fees only. Prepayment is required but last minute attendees are welcomed. Send payment to Dave Voeltz, and does not include Meals and motels. Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz Contact: Dave Voeltz 801 N. Harrison Ave. Pierre, South Dakota 57501 Phone: 605-224-2964 H / 605-280-5551 C E-Mail: dvoeltz@pie.midco.net
We will set on at City shops building in Oacoma at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 219 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels: Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Oacoma - (605) 234-4222; Quality Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-5593; Days Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-4100; Cedar Shore Resort Oacoma - (605) 734-6376; Others in Chamberlain, SD (Across the Missouri River)
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-280-5551 (H) or 605-224-2964 (C)
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8/4/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Iowa Southern Railroad (Iowa)
The First Iowa Division has again been asked to provide rides to the public for a fund raiser that the VFW hosts for various projects. This will be conducted the same as last year and we will operate under their insurance policy Saturday August 4, 2018. Set on will begin at 6:30am just south of the water tower in the southeast part of town. I would like to thank everyone who came out & volunteered their cars & time last year & hope you can attend this year as we had many riders. Please note the VFW August 5th ride is not a NARCOA ride nor is it sanctioned by the First Iowa Division. Safety briefing will be at 8:30am.
We will set on at South of the water tower in the southeast part of town at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 18 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and Motel 60 (800-437-7271).
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6 Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002
Phone: 515-967-5181
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8/18/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Iowa Northern Railroad (Iowa)
Frosty Farrell Memorial Run! The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride from Clarksville, Iowa. The set on location will be at the W. Jefferson St. crossing about a half mile NW of the S. Main St. crossing. We will run from Clarksville to Manly in the morning with a stop at the Rockford depot museum on the way north. There also may be time to tour the Manly Junction Railroad Museum before heading back south. Unfortunately, there is no catered lunch available at Manly this year so plan on taking food with you or there's a convenience store near the tracks in Manly where you can pick up something to eat. Due to time constraints and allowing extra time for the museum stops, we may have to cut the run south towards Cedar Falls from our itinerary. Call 515-494-4401 to check for possible early set on Friday afternoon.
We will set on at W. Jefferson St. crossing at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motel.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002
Phone: 515-967-5181
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9/15/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Minnesota Prairie Line (Minnesota)
This is a one day excursion over the Minnesota Prairie Line in central Minnesota Saturday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:15 with a scheduled departure at 8:30am for Norwood with stops along the way bathroom breaks and for lunch on your own.
We will set on at North Redwood crossing at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 180 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels: Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700; Asteria Inn & Suites (formerly Select Inn), Redwood Falls – 507 644-4444; Smart Choice Inn (poor reviews), Redwood Falls – 507-637-3456; Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN (8 miles from set on) – 507-200-3355; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-224-2964
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10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018
Friday - Sunday
3-Day Event
Black Hills Central (South Dakota)
Friday: Set on begins immediately after departure of the afternoon train. We will depart immediately after the return of the train around 3:30 for a round trip to Keystone. We may have a second set on and round trip that evening depending on schedule and weather. Saturday: We will have four round trips and will be following the steam train during the third and fourth trips so we will have a tight schedule. We will have a 'bring your own lunch' Saturday noon at the Oblivion siding. Also hoping to have extended time at Keystone on our last trip of the day on Saturday. Some have expressed an interest in riding a couple times and then sitting out the rest of the day. The railroad said they'll have a track you can store your car out of the way while you're gone so we should be able to accommodate those requests. Sunday: We will have one round trip in the morning and will set off after departure of the morning train. We should be cleared by around 11 am. I am also requesting that you send the trip payment of $80 to me so I can take care of paying the railroad fee. Please make payments out to First Iowa Division and mail to Dave Voeltz at the address listed below.
We will set on at Shops building in Hill City at 2:00pm. Departure is scheduled for 3:30pm.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 18 miles. This ride is limited to 25 cars.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels in Hill City, SD are: Holiday Inn Express - 605-574-4040 Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites - 605-547-2577 Super 8 - 605-574-4141 Quality Inn - 605-574-2100
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Motels and meals.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: 605-224-2964
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10/13/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base (Missouri)
The First Iowa Division will host a one day ride on the Fort Leonard Wood Army Base Railroad located in St. Robert, Missouri. There will be a 8:45am safety meeting. We will ride the 20 mile railroad twice between the base and Bundy Junction for a total of 80 miles. We hope to be back at the seton location by 4:00pm for the setoff. There are no food options along the railroad, so if you wish to eat during the ride please bring your own food and beverages. This ride will have a 25 car limit with a wait list. Hi-rails will be allowed only after E.C. approval and will be placed in the front of the group behind the railroad escort hi-rail. All NARCOA rules apply. The cutoff date for registration is July 31. No more registrations will be accepted after this date. Front gate clearance procedures, FLW base pre-registration, seton location, and other details will be mailed after the cutoff date of July 31st. NOTE: This ride requires all attendees to pre-register online and visit the base welcome center the day before to gain clearance for the ride the following day. If you cannot visit the welcome center the day before, please DO NOT sign up for the ride. Please note the following circumstances regarding payment and ride fees: 1.) Your payment is your registration. Please send a check payable to FID of $50 to: Stuart Remmers, 1348 Fairlane Ave., Seward, NE 68434. 2.) A full refund will be granted if cancelled on or before July 31. 3.) After July 31, refunds will be handled on a case-to-case basis.
We will set on at Railroad Ave. crossing at 7:30am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 40 miles. This ride is limited to 25 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: At the front of the group behin the railroad escort hirail.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: There are several hotels in the St. Robert area. There is a Red Roof Inn (573) 336-2510, Econo Lodge (573) 336-7272, and Liberty Lodge (573) 336-3121 to just name a few.
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
1348 Fairlane Ave
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: 402-362-7891
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10/14/2018
Sunday
1-Day Event
Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) (Missouri)
The First Iowa Division will host a one day ride on the Columbia Terminal Railroad between Columbia, MO and Centralia, MO. We will set on beginning at 7:30am and have a scheduled 9:00am departure after a 8:45am safety meeting for the first run. We will make two runs before lunch between the set on and Centralia. Those wishing to leave before lunch will be allowed to do so after the second run. Those wishing to stay will continue towards Columbia for lunch. We will then make a third run back to Centralia before returning to the set on by late afternoon. There is a Lee's Chicken, Sonic, and gas station at our lunch stop. Total mileage is between 70 and 120 miles, depending on how many runs you participate in. Cost of the ride is $50 . The set on location for the ride will be at the COLT facilities at 6501 Brown Station Road. Take Hwy 63 north to Rt. B and turn right (NE). After crossing the railroad tracks on Rt. B, turn right on Brown Station Road and continue until you see the railroad offices on your left. Turn into the lot where we'll be unloading our trailers. The Railroad has requested no hi-rails. Please make out checks payable to FID. If you plan on attending, please inform Stuart of your contact information so he can reach you in the case of any unexpected, last minute changes.
We will set on at 6501 Brown Station RD. at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 44 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: There are several motels in Columbia with many at the junction of I-70 and Hwy 63. There is a Super 8 (800-800-8000 or 573-474-8488), Ramada Inn (537-449-0051), and Econo Lodge (573-442-1191) just to name a few.
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motel.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
1348 Fairlane Ave
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: 402-362-7891
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11/3/2018
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Fenner Stevenson Memorial Run! We are closing out the 2011 ride season on the B&SV. We hope to have three trips during the day and possibly a night run. Enjoy the 156' high bridge and the Des Moines River bridge by the Y-Camp. The entire line is now open all the way to Wolf.
We will set on at B&SV depot at 7:00am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 20 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels in Boone are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and the Amerihost (515-432-8168).
The price of the trip is $30. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ($25) is a railroad requirement also. Please make out checks for the ride payable to FID and membership checks to Iowa Railroad Historical Society.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002
Phone: 515-967-5181
E-Mail: 
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