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Please note that virtually all of these events require operators to be qualified by NARCOA and to have valid NARCOA insurance in force. Some of the NARCOA affiliates require membership in their respective organizations. In some cases there are special qualification, equipment and clothing requirements. See respective websites for details. Non-NARCOA events are so noted.

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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

4/25/2020
Saturday
1-Day Event
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (Iowa)
CANCELLED!! Due so the COVID-19 virus and NARCOA cancelling all excursions until May 15th, the Boone ride has been cancelled. We hope to see you in Boone in November.
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.
Additional information: Preregistration is waived for this excursion due to the uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus threat.
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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6/20/2020
Saturday
1-Day Event
Minnesota Prairie Lines (Minnesota)
CANCELLED!! First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion over the Minnesota Prairie Line (ex M&StL) at North Redwood, MN beginning with a planned set-on (time TBA) Friday afternoon/evening, June 19, 2020. On Saturday June 20, set continues at 6:30 am and we will depart North Redwood at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. We will travel from North Redwood to Norwood, MN and back with morning and afternoon breaks along the way and an on your own lunch at Green Isle, MN. We will visit the historical depot in Fairfax and enjoy the scenic Minnesota River Valley and traverse the Minnesota River Bridge twice. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate.
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
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. The excursion fee is $60.00 USD ($70 after June 11th) and 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 dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($60 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. Motels: Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700 (the recommended motel. They are offering us a special rate. When reserving, ask for the railroad excursion special); Quality Inn. Redwood Falls – 507-644-4444; Travelodge. Redwood Falls – 507-637-3456; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875; Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN (8 miles from set on) – 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 $60. 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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6/21/2020
Sunday
1-Day Event
Twin Cities & Western (Minnesota)
CANCELLED!! First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion over the Twin Cities & Western Railroad (ex Milwaukee Road) at Sacred Heart, MN on June 21, 2020. Set on begins at Sacred Heart at 6:30 am Sunday and we will depart at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. We will travel from Sacred Heart to Appleton, MN and back including segments of traveling along the scenic Minnesota River Valley. We will stop for a short morning break outbound and a longer lunch break inbound at Montevideo where you can also visit the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center.All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate.
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 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: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes.The excursion fee is $60.00 USD ($70 after June 11th) and 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 dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($60 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. Motels: Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700 (the recommended motel. They are offering us a special rate. When reserving, ask for the railroad excursion special); Quality Inn. Redwood Falls – 507-644-4444; Travelodge. Redwood Falls – 507-637-3456; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875; Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN (8 miles from set on) – 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 $60. 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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7/11/2020 - 7/11/2020
Saturday - Saturday
1-Day Event
Ellis & Eastern Railroad (Minnesota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion over the Ellis & Eastern Railroad (ex C&NW) at Luverne, MN on July 11, 2020. Set on begins Friday evening, July 10 on Freeman Ave near the depot at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm and continues at 6:30 am on Saturday, July 11, 2020. 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 before setting off. 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 84 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. Grandstay Hotel & Suites - (507) 449-4949; Super 8 - (507) 283-7442; Cozy Rest Motel - (507) 283-4461; Hillcrest Motel - (507) 283-2363. Other motels available in Brandon, MN.
The price of the trip is $40. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motel.
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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7/12/2020 - 7/12/2020
Sunday - Sunday
1-Day Event
Sisseton & Milbank Railroad (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day motor car excursion over the Sisseton Milbank Railroad (ex Milwaukee Road) at Milbank, SD on July 12, 2020. Set on begins Saturday evening, July 11 at the wye on West Milbank Ave at Milbank around 6:30 pm (after arrival from the Ellis & Eastern Excursion) and continues at 6:30 am on Sunday, July 12, 2020. We will depart at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. We will travel from Milbank to Sisseton, SD and back. We will stop for a short break at Wilmot both ways and a longer break at Sisseton. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate.
We will set on at Wye on W. Milbank Ave. at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 74 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. Super 8 Milbank - (605) 432-9288; The Lantern Motel - (605) 432-4591; Manor Motel - (605) 432-4527. Other available in Big Stone, MN and Ortonville, MN.
The price of the trip is $40. 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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7/25/2020 - 7/26/2020
Saturday - Sunday
2-Day Event
Dakota Southern Railroad (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 2-day motor car excursion over the Dakota Southern Railway (ex Milwaukee Road Railroad) at Oacoma, SD beginning with planned set-on Friday afternoon/evening, July 22, 2020. Set on continues at 6:30 am Saturday and we will depart at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. We will travel from Oacoma to appx. 1 mile west of Mitchell and back with a break at White Lake outbound and inbound and an on your own lunch at a trackside convenience store at Mt Vernon. Gas is also available there. Sunday we will depart at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am and travel to Presho and back with a break at Kennebec both outbound and inbound. Upon returning to Oacoma in the early afternoon, participants can either set off or take a quick trip across the Missouri River Bridge and back.before setting off.
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 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 but last minute participants will be accepted. Preregistration ends July 16th and the registration packet must be postdated by July 18th. Requests for registration refunds will be honored until July 16th less a $5 processing fee. The excursion fee is $80.00 USD ($90 after July 16th) and includes all railroad fees but does not include Meals and motels. Complete details will be sent upon receipt of the excursion fee. This is a NARCOA-insured excursion and all NARCOA rules will apply. To register, e-mail Dave Voeltz at dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($80 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. Motels: Quality Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-5593. They are offering us a special rate. When reserving, ask for the railroad excursion special; Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Oacoma - (605) 234-4222;; Days Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-4100; Baymont Inn Oacoma - (605) 215-5766; Others in Chamberlain, SD (Across the Missouri River)
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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8/15/2020
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. Gary and Brandon Pyle will have a barbecue available at the park in Rockford by the tracks for our lunch stop. After lunch we hope to run south towards Clarksville and maybe Greene as time permits.
We will set on at By the Rockford depot at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 80 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: Preregistration is not required but last minute participants will be accepted. Preregistration ends Aug. 6th and the registration packet must be postmarked by Aug. 8th. Requests for registration refunds will be honored until Aug. 8th less a $5 processing fee. The excursion fee is $60.00 USD ($70 after Aug. 8th)To register, e-mail Carl Schneider at motorcarlm9@gmail.com or if you do not use email, call at 515-494-4401. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($30 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. There are no motels in Rockford but there are plenty of choices in Mason City (20 miles) or Charles City (14 miles). Check the city websites for motels available.
The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fees, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider, Dave Voeltz
Contact:  Carl Schneider
1302 6th Ave SE
Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002
Phone: 515-494-4401
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9/4/2020 - 9/5/2020
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Red River Valley & Western (North Dakota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 2 day excursion from Lamoure, ND to Edgeley ND and back Friday evening and from Lamoure to Milnor, ND and back on Saturday. On Friday, set on is scheduled to start at 4 pm and departure is scheduled at the conclusion of our safety meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. On Saturday set on begins at 6:30 am for late arrivals and we will depart Lamoure Saturday morning at the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am. There will be a morning and afternoon break at Oaks, ND and a noon pay for your own lunch at Milnor, ND. We will turn our cars and return to Lamoure after lunch. We will then set off and travel to Britton, SD for the DMVWRR excursion for those registered.
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 160 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: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. The excursion fee is $60.00 USD ($70 after Aug. 28th). Complete details will be sent upon receipt of the excursion fee. To register, e-mail Dave Voeltz at dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment. Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. The only motel in LaMoure is the Travel Inn Lodge 701-883-5373.
The price of the trip is $60. 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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9/6/2020 - 9/7/2020
Sunday - Monday
2-Day Event
Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 2-day motor car excursion over the Aberdeen Subdivision of the Dakota Missouri Valley& Western Railroad (ex-Great Northern Railroad), at Britton, SD. Seton begins Saturday evening, Sept. 5 around 6 pm and continues at 6:30 am on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. We will depart Britton Sunday following the conclusion of the safety meeting that starts at 8:30 am and travel to east of Aberdeen and return. Details are being finalized for breaks and will be posted here when completed. We will arrive back in Britton midafternoon for a break and will then depart at 4:45 pm for Geneseo, ND for an on you own supper at the local eatery. We will turn there and return to Britton for the evening. Monday morning we will repeat our trip to Geneseo and back 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: Due to uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus, prepayment will not be required. However, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. The excursion fee is $80.00 USD ($90 after Aug. 28th) and 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 dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($80 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. Motels: 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, 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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9/18/2020 - 9/19/2020
Friday - Saturday
2-Day Event
Black Hills Central (South Dakota)
First Iowa Division is hosting a 2-day motor car excursion over the Black Hills Central Railroad (ex CB&Q) at Hill City, SD on Sept. 18&19, 2020. Set on begins appx at 1:15 pm MST Friday (after departure of the afternoon steam train) and continues until the start of our safety meeting at 3:00 pm. We will depart following the return of the steam train and make two round trips to Hill City. Set on will resume Friday evening by appointment and Saturday morning at 5:30 am until the start of our safety meeting at 6:30 am. There will be 4 round trips on Saturday with 2 trips operating in conjunction with the steam train. There will be an on your own picnic at the siding at Oblivion during the third trip. This is a mountain railroad with up to 7 percent grades. 2 cycle operators must be experienced in mountain travel. NO MENTORING WILL BE ALLOWED. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate.
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 24 cars.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Preregistration is required but last minute participants will be accepted. Preregistration ends Sept 10th and the registration packet must be postdated by Sept 12th. Requests for registration refunds will be honored until Sept 10th less a $5 processing fee. The excursion fee is $80.00 USD ($90 after Sept 10th) and 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 dvoeltz@pie.midco.net or if you do not use email, call at 605-280-5551. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($80 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot. Motels in Hill City, SD are: Super 8 - 605-574-4141 Special $69 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 57501-2303
Phone: 605-224-2964
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10/10/2020
Saturday
1-Day Event
Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base (Missouri)
We will travel North to Bundy Junction, MO once in the morning and once in the afternoon for a total of 80 round trip miles. For those wishing to ride both round trips, it is recommended you bring your own lunch as there are no facilities nearby to purchase one. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate. ****IMPORTANT, PLEASE THE BELOW CAREFULLY**** This ride has a 25-car limit, Pre-registration is required. Your payment is your reservation. To register, mail a $50 check (made out to: First Iowa Division) to: Stuart Remmers 1022 Augusta Dr. Seward, NE 68434 We will try to be back at the set on by 3:00 PM for those wishing to drive to the Columbia Terminal excursion that is taking place the next day. Upon receiving payment, a packet containing a registration form, instructions, set on details, maps, and all other information will be emailed to you. Everyone (including passengers) will be required to fill out and return the base registration form to me. This is an active Military Base. All participants (including passengers) are required to sign in at the base welcome center by 8:00PM the evening before the excursion. Registration will be accepted until Friday, September 4th, 2020. Sign up ends on September 1st. After that we cannot accept anyone else as we need time to process the paperwork (see above). Because of the work it takes to register everyone, refunds less a $5 processing fee will be granted on or before September 1st. No refunds will be given after September 1st, 2020.
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: There are plenty of hotels in St. Robert. The most popular ones have been Red Roof Inn - (573) 336-2510, Quality Inn - (573) 451-2535, Americas Best Value Inn - (573) 451-3100, Super 8 - (573) 451-2888
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
1022 Augusta Dr.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: (402)-362-7891
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10/11/2020
Sunday
1-Day Event
Columbia Terminal (COLT) Railroad (Missouri)
We will travel North to Centralia, MO two times in the morning for a total of 70 round trip miles. Those wishing for additional miles are welcome to go south towards downtown via motorcar where we will have a lunch break. There are numerous places to eat close to the railroad. After lunch all remaining motorcars will make one last run to Centralia and back to the COLT transload facility where we will set off for the day. Total miles are 35, 70, or 110, depending on how much you wish to ride. All insured NARCOA members are welcome to participate. Preregistration is required but last-minute participants will be accepted. Preregistration ends October 1st and the registration packet must be postdated by October 3rd. Requests for registration refunds will be honored until October 1st less a $5 processing fee. The excursion fee is $50.00 USD($60 after Oct 1st) and includes all railroad fees but does not include Meals and motels. Complete details will be sent upon receipt of the excursion fee. This is a NARCOA-insured excursion and all NARCOA rules will apply. To register, e-mail Stuart Remmers at stremmers@hotmail.com or if you do not use email, call at 402-362-7891. The registration packet, which includes the registration form and waivers, will be emailed to you to be printed off, filled out, and returned along with payment ($50 Check made out to: First Iowa Division) to reserve your spot.
We will set on at 6501 Brown Station Rd. at 7:00. Departure is scheduled for 8:30am.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 110 miles. 
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Mentoring only allowed upon prior approval by the EC - Stuart Remmers. There are plenty of hotels south of the seton along I-70 in Columbia. A few popular ones are: Super 8 Clark Lane - (573) 474-8488, Motel 6 - (573) 815-0123, Quality Inn and Suites - (573) 449-4422, Wingate by Wyndham - (573) 817-0500, and Ramada - (573) 234-4459.
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
1022 Augusta Dr.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: 402-362-7891
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11/7/2020
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: Preregistration is required but last minute participants will be accepted. Preregistration ends Apr 16th and the registration packet must be postmarked by Apr 18th. Requests for registration refunds will be honored until April 18th less a $5 processing fee. The excursion fee is $30.00 USD ($40 after April 18th) and includes all railroad fees but does not include meals and motels. Complete details will be sent upon receipt of the excursion fee. 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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