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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: [email protected] 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

4/30/2022
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Preregistration is Required. We Are starting out the 2022 ride season on the B&SV. Early set on Friday evening will be between 5 and 7pm with a possible night run about 7pm for those interested. We hope to have four trips during the day on Saturday and a night run following the return of the dinner train. 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. Well make two runs in the morning with restroom breaks in between and two runs in the afternoon before the dinner train pulls into the station to board passengers at 5pm. A night run will follow the return of the dinner train. There won't be time for a lunch break in order to get all of our miles in so bring along any food you might wish to eat during the day.
We will set on at B&SV depot at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
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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5/27/2022 - 5/28/2022
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Red River Valley & Western (North Dakota)
Preregistration is Required. First Iowa Division will host an excursion from LaMoure, ND to Edgeley ND and back on Friday evening (6:30 pm Departure) for early arrivals, and Saturday from LaMoure to Milnor, ND and back. Set on is scheduled to start at 4 pm Friday and at 6:30am on Saturday. We will depart LaMoure at 8:15 am with a morning break at Oaks, ND and a possible TBD noon pay for your own lunch at Milnor, ND.We will then turn our cars and return to LaMoure with an afternoon break at Oaks on the way back. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 146 miles.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 4:00. Departure is scheduled for 6:30.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 146 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Set on at the front immediately behind the RR escort.
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. Price does not include Meals and motels. Be sure to specify you are booking a room in Lamoure and get the name of the clerk making the reservation. $65 1 person $75 2 persons.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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5/29/2022 - 5/30/2022
Sunday - Monday
2-Day Event
Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (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. On Monday, we will repeat the Britton to Geneseo segment and back with a coffee break at Rutland before setting off.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 6:00pm. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
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: Price includes all railroad fees but does not include meals and motels. Complete details will be sent upon receipt of the excursion fee. To register, e-mail Dave Voeltz at [email protected] or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. Motels: Northern Lights Inn - 605-448-2438 Sunset Motel 800-201-2205 or 605-448-2205.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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6/18/2022 - 6/19/2022
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Ellis & Eastern Railroad (Minnesota)
Preregistration is Required. First Iowa Division is hosting a 2-day motor car excursion over the Ellis & Eastern Railroad (ex C&NW) at Luverne, MN on June 17 & 18, 2022. Set on begins Friday evening, Set on Freeman Ave near the depot at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm and continues at 6:30 am on Saturday.. We will depart at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. We will travel from Luverne to Agate Jct and back in the morning with a break at Adrian. After a lunch break at Luverne, we will travel to Manly MN and back in the afternoon and also have an evening run. There will also be a morning round trip from Luverne to Agate Jct. on Sunday. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate.
We will set on at Freeman Ave by the depot at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 196 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motel.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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7/9/2022 - 7/10/2022
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Ringneck & Western Railroad ( Formerly Dakota Southern ) (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host an excursion from Oacoma, SD to Mitchell, SD and back Saturday (6:30 am Seton/8:15am Departure), and Sunday from Oacoma, SD to Presho/Vivian SD and back (8:15 am Departure). On Saturday we will stop for a break at White Lake and Mt Vernon both outbound and inbound with an on your own lunch at a trackside convenience store outbound at Mt. Vernon. Sunday we will stop for a break at Kennebec inbound and outbound. Bring your own lunch as no facilities available. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 200/220 miles (130 miles Saturday/70/90 miles Sunday) depending if the track it clear from Presho to Vivian.
We will set on at By the Oacoma city shops building at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:15am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Hirails permitted at the front of the excursion behind the escort.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Preregistration is required. Econlodge Oacoma: 605-734-4111 $99.99 per night plus tax Must ask for “Voeltz Rate” which is available through June 15th, then normal rates apply Quality Inn Oacoma: 605-734-5593 $115 per night plus tax for Single King, $119 per night plus tax for 2 Doubles, $125 per night plus tax for 2 Queens. Must ask for “Railroad Excursion Group Rate” which is available through June 15th, then normal rates apply Howard Johnson Oacoma: 605-234-4222 $130 per night plus tax Must ask for “Railroad Group Rate” which is available through June 15th, then normal rates apply
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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7/30/2022
Saturday
1-Day Event
Minnesota Prairie Lines (Minnesota)
The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride on the MPLI Railroad at North Redwood, MN. We hope to be able to set on Friday evening from 4 pm to dark. Check trackside or call Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details. Saturday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:00 am with a scheduled departure at 8:15am. We will either: 1) Ride from North Redwood to Norwood and back with stops at Fairfax to visit the restored depot and lunch at Green Isle or 2) Ride to Fairfax and back in the morning, stop for lunch at set on, then ride to Wood Lake and back with a stop at the restored depot in Belview. The railroad is relaying rail east of Fairfax and it is unknown on the track availability until the week of the excursion.Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 80 to 120 miles. Hyrails permitted at the front behind the escort. The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at TBA. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: At the front of the group behind the railroad escort.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels:Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700. SPECIAL GROUP RATE $85.00 Must ask for the Railroad Speeders Rate. Offer good through July 1st. or until 25 rooms are reserved. Other motels via Google search.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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7/31/2022
Sunday
1-Day Event
Twin Cities & Western (Minnesota)
The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride 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 with a visit at the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center.Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 94 miles.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 94 miles. 
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Set on at the front immediately behind the RR escort
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels:Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700. SPECIAL GROUP RATE $85.00 Must ask for the Railroad Speeders Rate. Offer good through June 28th or until rooms run outAmericas Best Value Inn, Morton MN– 507-200-3355; Granite Falls Super Motel, Granite Falls – 320-564-4075; Viking Sundance Inn, Granite Falls - (320) 564-2411. The price of the trip is $80 or $90 day of ride.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
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9/16/2022 - 9/17/2022
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Black Hills Central (South Dakota)
Preregistration is Required. Friday: Set on begins immediately after departPure 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 third 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 Included in registration packet at 2:00pm. Departure is scheduled for 3:30pm.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 108 miles. This ride is limited to 25 cars.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Super 8 - 605-574-4141Special $65 per night rate. Must ask for the Railroad Speeders Rate. 25 rooms are blocked off until Sept 1st, 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 57501-2303
Phone: 605-224-2964
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10/8/2022
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base (Missouri)
First Iowa Division will host a ride in St. Robert, Missouri on the Fort Leonard Wood Railroad. We will make two round trips on the railroad between the base and the end of the railroad at Bundy Junction. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A packet with all the additional paperwork and ride details will be emailed (mailed upon request) to you once I have your preregistration and payment. There is a form that you and all passengers must complete and return to me. You will be required to arrive Friday evening no later than 8PM to check in. This is a requirement for all participants with no exceptions. Registration for this ride will close on Friday, September 2nd at midnight. I must have your preregistration and payment in hand by then or you will not be allowed to ride. Cancellations will be handled on a case to case basis. No Mentoring Allowed!
We will set on at Railroad Ave crossing at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for 9:00.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 80 miles. This ride is limited to 25 cars.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Prior approval by EC
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Additional Information: There are many hotels at St. Robert near the base, a few are listed here: America’s Best Value Inn Address: 110 Carmel Valley Way, St Robert, MO 65584 Phone: (573)-451-3100 Red Roof Address: 129 St Robert Blvd, St Robert, MO 65584 Phone: (573)-336-2510 Comfort Inn Address: 103 Comfort Inn Dr, St Robert, MO 65584 Phone: (573)-629-1400 Quality Inn Address: 114 Vickie Lynn Ln, St Robert, MO 65584 Phone: (573)-451-2535
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
7 Eastridge Drive North
York, Nebraska 68467
Phone: 402)-362-7891
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10/9/2022
Sunday
1-Day Event
Columbia Terminal (COLT) Railroad (Missouri)
First Iowa Division will host a ride in Columbia, Missouri on the Columbia Terminal Railroad. We will make 3 round trips during the day between the seton and the end of the railroad at Centralia. Seton begins at 7AM Saturday morning with a 9AM safety meeting. Total mileage for the day is 108 miles if participant rides 3 trips. Those wishing to leave early will be allowed to do so after each round trip. There is two restaurants within walking distance of the turn spot. Participants are also welcome to bring their own lunch if they would like to. Mentoring by advance approval only! Contact EC to arrange mentoring. Preregistration is required. A packet with all the additional paperwork and ride details will be emailed (mailed upon request) to you once I have your preregistration and payment.
We will set on at 6501 Brown Station Rd. at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for 9:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 30 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Additional Information: There are many hotels in Columbia, but hotels are high in price this year. I would recommend booking your hotel soon. The normal economy hotels are listed below: Super 8 Address: 3216 Clark Ln, Columbia, MO 65202 Phone: (563)-474-8488 Super 8 Address:5700 Freedom Dr, Columbia, MO 65202 Phone: (573)-474-8307 Motel 6 Address: 3402 Interstate 70 Dr SE, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: (573)-815-0123 Quality Inn Address: 801 N Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: (573)-449-4422
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
7 Eastridge Drive North
York, Nebraska 68467
Phone: 402-362-7891
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11/5/2022
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Preregistration is Required. We are closing out the 2022 ride season on the B&SV. Early set on Friday evening will be between 5 and 7pm with a possible night run about 7pm for those interested. We hope to have four trips during the day on Saturday and a night run following the return of the dinner train. 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 be running with a lunch train at 11am so we'll make one round trip, turn around and head out again ahead of the train. We'll run to Wolf and wait for the train to arrive at Fraser and head back to Boone. We'll follow the train back, turn and make two more round trips before the dinner train pulls into the station to board passengers at 5pm. A night run will follow the return of the dinner train. There won't be time for a lunch break in order to get all of our miles in so bring along any food you might wish to eat during the day.
We will set on at B&SV depot at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
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
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