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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

10/14/2023
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ottawa Nortthern Railroad (Formerly the Midland Railroad) (Kansas)
First Iowa Division will host a ride in Baldwin City, Kansas on the Ottawa Northern Railroad. We will have a set on Friday afternoon at 4PM followed by 2 trips Friday evening. We will have a second set on Saturday morning at 7AM followed by 2 or 3 round trips (depending on time available), with an early afternoon setoff. This should give those attending the Columbia Terminal Railroad excursion the following daytime to travel to Columbia, MO that afternoon. Mileage per trip is 22 miles, with total miles being between 88 and 110. Those wishing to leave early will be allowed to do so after each round trip. 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. Mentoring by advance approval from EC only!
We will set on at Baldwin City yard at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for TBD.
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: Additional Information: Motels: Baldwin City (across town): • The Lodge. Address is 503 Ames Phone: 785-594-3900– 14 rooms available as of 8/19/23 Gardner (17 miles east): • Super 8 Address: 2001 E. Santa Fe St. Phone: (913)-856-8887 Ottawa (16 miles south): • Surestay Address: 212 E. 23rd Street. Phone: (785)-242-2224 • Super 8: 2315 S. Oak Street. Phone: (785)-521-3200
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Stuart Remmers, Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider
Contact:  Stuart Remmers
7 Eastridge Drive North
York, Nebraska 68467
Phone: 402)-362-7891
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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10/15/2023
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
E-Mail: 
Website: Click Here
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4/26/2024 - 4/27/2024
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Preregistration is Required. We Are starting out the 2023 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 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: 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 ( 515-432-8890 ), American Inn 2215 Story St. (515-432-4322). Baymont Inn (515-432-8168).
The price of the trip is $30. Price includes Ride fee. Price is $40 day of ride. Please make out checks for the ride payable to FID.
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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5/25/2024
Saturday
1-Day Event
Red River Valley & Western (Minnesota/North Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host a1 Day Excursion at Breckenridge, MN. Early set on will be available late Friday afternoon and early evening at the roundhouse track at Breckenridge. Saturday’s excursion will travel north and westerly to just east of Ransom Junction at Sheldon, ND via Wahpeton and Davenport Junctions with a stop both ways at Kindred. An excursion Packet will be emailed out to those who preregister. Lunch will be available to purchase at Sheldon. Please write down the number of meals you would like to reserve. Last minute attendees are welcomed but you will need to bring your own lunch. Call Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details.
We will set on at Roundhouse track in BreckenridgeIncluded in registration packet at TBD. Departure is scheduled for TBD.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 124 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: AmericInn Lodge & Suites Wahpeton, ND - (701) 642-8365; Baymont Inn and Suites Wahpeton, ND - (701) 642-5000; Rodeway Inn Wahpeton, ND -(701) 642-1115; Travelodge Wahpeton, ND – (701) 484-0378; Select Inn Hotel Breckenridge MN –(218)-643-9201;
The price of the trip is $70. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
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5/26/2024 - 5/27/2024
Sunday - Monday
2-Day Event
Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (North Dakota/South Dakota)
NEW TRACK! First Iowa Division will host a2Day Excursion at Lidgerwood, ND, SD. Sunday’s excursion will travel from Lidgerwood, ND to Fullerton ND and back. Monday’s excursion will travel from Lidgerwood, ND to Britton, SD and back. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 204 miles. An excursion Packet will be emailed out to those who preregister.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at TBD. Departure is scheduled for TBD.
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: Motels: Circle T Lodge, Lidgerwood 701 538 7373 - Only 13 rooms available. These rooms are reserved Until May 1st for participants. After May 1, based on availability. Tell Heidi you are with the First Iowa Division and would like to reserve one of the blocked off Rooms. King Bed Room with Hideaway or Double Queen Bed Room available for $81 including tax. Dogs are an additional $10 or use the free kennels on facility. Hankinson Inn–Hankinson, ND (13 miles) 701-640-9330 or email: [email protected] Magic Casino - I29 SD/ND Border (25 Miles) 701 634 3000 Forman Inn & Suites – Forman ND (25 miles) 701 724 4094
The price of the trip is $70. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
E-Mail: 
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6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Ellis & Eastern Railroad (Minnesota)
Preregistration is Required. First Iowa Division will host a 2 day excursion at Luverne, MN. Saturday will see a morning trip from Luverne to Agate Junction, an afternoon trip west to Manly, MN and back, and an evening trip to Agate Junction and back. Sunday’s excursion will travel to Agate Jct and back. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles. An excursion packet will be emailed out to those who preregister. Last minute attendees are welcomed.
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 210 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Motels: GrandStay Hotel & Suites - 507 449 4949; Super 8 -507 283 9541; EconoLodge - 844 974-2121.
The price of the trip is $50. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motel.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
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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7/6/2024 - 7/7/2024
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Ringneck & Western Railroad ( Formerly Dakota Southern ) (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host a 2-day excursion at Oacoma, SD.We hope to get permission to set on Friday evening. Check with the EC that day to confirm. Saturday’s excursion will travel to 1 mile west of Mitchell and back with stops both ways at White Lake and Mt. Vernon. Lunch can be purchased at Mt Vernon during our noon break at the trackside convenience store. Sunday we will travel to Presho and back with stops both ways at Kennebec. Bring your own food and beverages on Sunday as there are no nearby establishments.An excursion Packet will be emailed out to those who preregister. Last minute attendees are welcomed. Call Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details.
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 217 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. Motels: Quality Inn Oacoma: 605-734-5593 $129 Double Queen Rate available only until 06/06/2024, ask for railroad excursion group rate;Howard Johnson Oacoma: 605-234-4222; Econlodge Oacoma: 605-734-4111; Baymont Inn Oacoma: 605-215-5766; Other via Google.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
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8/17/2024
Saturday
1-Day Event
Minnesota Prairie Lines (Minnesota)
The First Iowa Division will host a one day ride on the MPLI Railroad at North Redwood, MN. We hope to be able to set on Friday afternoon for early arrivals. We will ride from North Redwood to Winthrop and back in the morning, take a lunch break, then travel to Belview and back in the afternoon. We will stop at Fairfax to visit the restored depot in the morning and the restored depot at Belview in the afternoon.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:00am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 96 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:(Preferred) Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700. SPECIAL GROUP RATE $104.18 plus tax.Must ask for the NARCOA Rate.Offer good through July 15th or until special rate rooms are reserved. Other motels via Google search.
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
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8/18/2024
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 at Olivia MN.We will travel from Olivia, MN to Norwood Young America MN and back. A buffet lunch will be available to purchase at a trackside restaurant at Norwood Young America. Mentoring by advance approval only! Contact EC to arrange mentoring. An Excursion Packet will be emailed out to those who preregister. Last minute attendees are welcomed. Call Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 106 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::(Preferred) Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700. SPECIAL GROUP RATE $104.18 plus tax.Must ask for the NARCOA Rate.Other nearby lodging: Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN– 507-200-3355;
The price of the trip is $80. Price includes Ride fees. Full refunds minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellations up to the day of the excursion, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-280-5551
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9/13/2024 - 9/14/2024
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Black Hills Central (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division will host a 2 Day Excursion at Hill City, SD. The excursion will consist of six round trips from Hill City to Keystone. Friday, set on occurs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Safety Meeting starts at 1:40 pm with a 2 pm departure. We depart in front of the train, travelto Keystone, and return to Keystone Junction to hold for the eastbound train. Immediate departure to Hill City after train passes. After the passenger train arrives back at Hill City, we will depart for a second round trip and take a supper break. At 7:30 pm, we will depart for a night excursion to Keystone and back with a 45 minute break at Keystone. Arrive at 10 pm at Hill City and tie down for the evening. There will be three round trips this day. Saturday, set on will be available for late arrivals from 7:15 amuntil 8:00 am. Safety meeting starts at 8:30 am with a 9:00 am departure to Keystone and back. There will be a 1 hour break upon return. We will then follow the steam train to Keystone 15 minutes after its departure, and back to Hill City. After a 10 minute break, we depart to Oblivion Siding where we will have an “On Your Own” lunch and wait for the steam train to pass us. We will then follow it to Keystone and back to Hill City and set off. There will be 3 round trips this day.Set off will be around 5 pm. 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. Call Excursion Coordinator Dave Voeltz at 605-280-5551 for details. Hyrails NOT permitted at this excursion due to tight turns. NO MENTORING ALLOWED due to the challenging characteristics of this mountain railroad. Experienced 2 cycle operators with strong running well maintained cars are welcomed. SPECIAL RAILROAD REQUIREMENTS: All cars must be equipped with functioning 2-Way radios so communication can be maintained between cars. Cars must also be equipped with a BRIGHT headlight that provide adequate illumination for the night excursion. 2 headlights are preferred. All cars must meet minimum NARCOA standards including appropriate spark arrestors and/or fire extinguishers. NO EXTERNAL GAS CANS may be carried on the cars during the excursion.
We will set on at Included in registration packet at 11:30am. Departure is scheduled for 2:000pm.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 108 miles. This ride is limited to 25 cars.
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: 2-way radio
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Super 8 - 605-574-4141 Special $79 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, Carl Schneider, Stuart Remmers, ECIT Gary Pyle
Contact:  Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2303
Phone: 605-224-2964
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11/1/2024 - 11/2/2024
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
Preregistration is Required. We are closing out the 2023 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: 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 ( 515-432-8890 ), American Inn 2215 Story St. (515-432-4322). Baymont Inn (515-432-8168).
The price of the trip is $30. Price includes Ride fee. Price is $40 day of ride. Make checks payable to FID.
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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