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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

4/27/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Lycoming Valley (Pennsylvania)
Ride the 50 miles of the Lycoming Valley RR from Williamsport to Avis and Williamsport to Muncy.
We will set on at Williamsport Newberry Yard. 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 50 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $50. 
Contact:  Gary Shrey
Phone: 717-227-9628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

4/27/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
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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4/28/2019
Sunday
1-Day Event
Nittany and Bald Eagle (Pennsylvania)
Milesburg to either Mill Hall or Tyrone. We have permission to ride the main if it is open. If not, we will ride the secondary tracks. No refund if main is being used by NS. Approx 70 miles if we run the main.
We will set on at Bellefonte (Coleville). 
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 70 miles. 
NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional club requirements: Safety vest-hard sole shoes
The price of the trip is $50. 
Contact:  Gary Shrey
Phone: 717-227-9628
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here

5/25/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Red River Valley & Western (North Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host an excursion from LaMoure, ND to Edgeley ND and back on Friday evening (6:30 Departure) for early arrivals, and Saturday from LaMoure to Leonard, ND and back with a possible late afternoon trip to Edgeley and back depending on time constraints. Set on is scheduled to start at 4 pm Friday and at 6:30am on Saturday. We will depart LaMoure at 8:30 am with a morning break at Lisbon, ND and a noon pay for your own lunch at Leonard, ND. We will then turn our cars and return to LaMoure with an afternoon break at Lisbon on the way back. Contact event coordinator Dave Voeltz to register since a head count is needed for those participating in the lunch at Leonard.
We will set on at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 200 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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5/26/2019 - 5/27/2019
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 Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details. Sunday, we will do the usual Britton to Aberdeen Jct and back in the morning and Britton to Geneseo and back in the evening with a dinner break at the Geneseo bar like last year. Then on Monday, we will repeat the Britton to Geneseo segment and back with a coffee break at Rutland before setting off. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles. The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.Contact event coordinator Dave Voeltz to register since a head count is needed for lunch attendees.
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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6/15/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Iowa Southern Railroad (Iowa/Iowa)
We are hosting a full ride on the Iowa Southern Railroad which was previously the Appanoose County Railroad . We will make the entire trip on Saturday from Centerville to Albia and return. Round trip mileage is about 65 miles. Set on will begin at 5:30pm on Friday afternoon. Set on location will be at the railroad offices near the water tower in the southeast part of Centerville. Our Saturday morning set on will start at 6:30am with an 7:45am safety meeting and an 8:00am departure. We will stop at the Moravia depot for lunch prepared by the fine folks at the museum. The ride fee does not include this lunch. In order to let the museum folks preparing the food how many people to expect, we would like you to RSVP Carl with the number that will be participating in the barbecue so they know how much food to prepare. Please make out checks payable to FID. Carl Schneider is the EC for this excursion.
We will set on at Ia Southern office crossing at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 65 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Lift handles required on cars originally equipped with them
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels in Centerville are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and the Motel 60 (800-437-7271).
The price of the trip is $40. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Phone: 5159675181
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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6/16/2019
Sunday
1-Day Event
Midwest Electric Railway (Iowa/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. 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.
We will set on at Thresher grounds at 8:00am. 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: Carl Schneider
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Phone: 515-967-5181
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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6/22/2019
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 8:30 am with a scheduled departure at 8:45am for Norwood Young America and back with a break at Fairfax and lunch at Green Isle. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars. NARCOA insurance and rules apply. NOTE: The Summer Solstice Celebration is taking place in Redwood Falls that weekend so don’t delay in making your hotel reservations
We will set on at North Redwood crossing at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 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 $60. 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
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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6/23/2019
Sunday
1-Day Event
Twin Cities & Western Railroad (Minnesota)
This is a one day excursion over the Twin Cities & Western’s Line in central Minnesota. Sunday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:30 with a scheduled departure at 8:45am. We will set on at Sacred Heart, MN and travel to Appleton and back with a break coming and going at Montevideo. There is a Subway near the tracks at our turnaround in Appleton to grab lunch, you can purchase something at Caseys during our stops at Montevideo, or bring your own. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 94 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars. Hyrails permitted. The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
We will set on at Elevator crossing. at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 94 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: .Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN– 507-200-3355. 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; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875. Granite Falls Super Motel, Granite Falls – 320-564-4075; Viking Sundance Inn, Granite Falls - (320) 564-2411
The price of the trip is $60. 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
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7/20/2019 - 7/21/2019
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Central PA Weekend-North Shore/Shamokin Valley (Pennsylvania)
Saturday-86 mile RT on the North Shore RR. Northumberland to Talen Energy Plant. Lunch stop at Sheetz/Arbys. Meal for us at White Deer NRHS after the ride. Sunday-50 mile RT on Shamokin Valley RR. Sunbury to MT Carmel. Lunch picked up at Weis Market in Shamokin. We will find a shady spot to eat.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 116 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $95. Price includes fee for both days and Saturday night picnic at White Deer.
Contact:  Gary Shrey
Phone: 717-227-9628
E-Mail: 
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7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019
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 I-90 (Exit 260), drive south one block and turn left on 3rd St, then turn right on Seaman Ave. 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 likely need to remove the cars from the track overnight or optionally park them in the yard in Chamberlain (bonus trip over the bridge). Sunday safety meeting begins at 8:30 with an 8:45 departure for Presho with a break at Kennebec both ways. We may continue westerly to Vivian depending upon car storage and track condition. We should return to Oacoma midafternoon.
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 210 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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8/3/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Iowa Southern Railroad (Iowa)
Due to a lack of funds, the VFW ride has been CANCELLED. 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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8/17/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Iowa Northern Railroad (Iowa)
The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride from Rockford, Iowa. The set on location will be at the Rockford depot crossing with plenty of parking. We will run from Rockford to Manly in the morning and a possible stop to tour the Manly Junction Railroad Museum before heading back south if time permits. We will return to Rockford for our noon meal hosted by Gary Pyle at the park by the depot. A menu and cost will be posted as soon as I get it. We will then run south to Marble Rock or possibly farther south depending on the location of the working track gang. Set on will begin at 7:00am with a scheduled departure of 9:00am. Total mileage will be around 60 miles for the day but could be more depending on our final destination before we have to turn and return to Rockford..
We will set on at Rockford depot at 7:00am. Departure is scheduled for 9:00.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 60 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: Lift handles required on cars originally equipped with them
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: There are no motels in Rockford but plenty of motels in Mason City (20 miles) or Charles City (14 miles). Check the city websites for available motels.
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Phone: 515-967-5181 or 515-494-4401
E-Mail: 
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10/4/2019 - 10/5/2019
Friday - Saturday
2-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 will have a second set on and round trip that evening. 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.
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: Super 8 - 605-574-4141 Special $65 per night rate. Must ask for the Railroad Speeders Rate. 25 rooms are blocked off until Labor Day, after that, rate will be honored if rooms available. Holiday Inn Express - 605-574-4040 Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites - 605-547-2577 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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10/19/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base (Missouri)
FULL!!! The First Iowa Division is hosting a one day ride on the Ft. Leonard Wood Army base in St. Robert, Missouri. We will ride 20 miles from the Base to Bundy Junction. We plan on riding round trip two times for 80 total miles, with intention to set off by 4PM. Cost of the ride is $50 and does not include hotels or meals.25 car limit. Pre-payment required. Your payment is your reservation.Registration cutoff is August 1st. No refunds will be allowed after this date. No A-Cars. IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: 1.)I will provide all operators with a form to be filled out and returned to me. Everyone must complete it. This form requests your driver’s license information. If you are not okay with submitting this information to me, please do not sign up. This is a base entry requirement, no exceptions. 2.)All operators and passengers will be required to visit the base Welcome Center no later than 7:00PM on Friday, the evening before. This is to gain access for the following day. No exceptions. All details and forms will be submitted in a packet to each operator after I have received payment. Excursion Coordinator: Stuart Remmers Please make out checks to: Stuart Remmers 1022 Augusta Dr. Seward, Nebraska 68434 Phone or text: (402)-362-7891 – If no answer leave a voicemail
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: If approved by the EC prior to the ride
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
1022 Augusta Dr.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: 402-362-7891 or text
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10/20/2019
Sunday
1-Day Event
Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) (Missouri)
The First Iowa Division is hosting a one day ride on the Columbia Terminal Railroad in Columbia, Missouri. We will make 2 round trips to Centralia in the morning with a short bathroom break in between. During our second return trip those wishing to set off will be allowed. Those wishing to continue will ride towards downtown for a lunch break. There is a Lees Chicken and a Gas station nearby. Following lunch we will make one last afternoon trip to Centralia and back for set off. Please let me know if you plan on attending. No pre-payment or pre-registration is required, but you are welcome to send it in advance. No A-Cars or Hi rails.
We will set on at 6501 Brown Station RD. at 7:00am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: There are several hotels along I-70 south of the seton. A Few with larger parking lots are: Super 8 - (573) 474-8488, Best Western - (573) 397-6471, Wingate - (573) 817-0500, Staybridge Suites - (573) 442-8600
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
1022 Augusta Dr.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: 402-362-7891
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10/21/2019
Monday
1-Day Event
Midland Railroad (Kansas)
First Iowa Division is hosting a one day ride on the Midland Railway in Baldwin City, Kansas. We will ride the line two times in the morning and once in the afternoon with the option to do more if anyone is interested. Total miles is 66+. Please let me know if you plan on attending. No pre-payment or pre-registration is required, but you are welcome to send it in advance. No A-Cars or Hi rails. Excursion Coordinator: Stuart Remmers Stuart Remmers 1022 Augusta Dr. Seward, NE 68434 Phone or text: (402)-362-7891 – If no answer leave a voicemail
We will set on at Midland Rwy. depot 1515 High St. at 7:30am. 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 Super 8 – Gardner, KS (913)-856-8887 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 $45. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Motel and meals.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
1022 Augusta Dr.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: (402)-362-7891 (C) or text
E-Mail: 
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11/2/2019
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
We are closing out the 2019 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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