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2016 PRO Excursion Calendar

June 18 - Canceled

Albany & Eastern Railroad.

Set-on at Lebanon, OR on Albany & Eastern Railroad at 0800 for a run to Sweet Home on former Oregon Electric track, will have lunch at McDonalds – or bring a lunch - in Sweet Home (no host), and return to Lebanon approximately 28 miles total.  $120/car.

All PRO rules apply, especially spark arrestors.  Correct NARCOA forms required; all persons riding must sign release, form must be two-sided.  Extra forms will be available at set-on. Safety meeting at 0900. Email preferred and cell phone recommended.  More details mailed/emailed to you when run fee received EC Bill Bain, bill@yaquina.com, 541-961-0600.

Updated 06-14-2016

June 19 - Canceled

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Set-on at Garibaldi, OR on Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad starting at 0730.  We will first go south to the blimp hangar at the former Naval Air Station Tillamook, then return through Garibaldi, north through Wheeler and onward to Salmonberry and the end of track, close to Enright, then return to Garibaldi for set-off.  We will be operating around excursion train(s), normally powered by McCloud RR #25, or other vintage equipment. Total mileage approximately 100 miles.  $160/car.

All PRO rules apply, especially spark arrestors. Correct NARCOA forms required; all persons riding must sign release, form must be two-sided. Extra forms will be available at set-on. Safety meeting at 0830. Email preferred and cell phone recommended.  More details mailed/emailed to you when run fee received EC Bill Bain, bill@yaquina.com, 541-961-0600.

Updated 06-14-2016

June 30-July 3 - Full, Waiting List Started

Coos Bay Rail Link, Coos Bay OR. Phone Coos Bay motel AFTER you receive acceptance letter; the 800 number will not get you the PRO discount. If accepted, you will receive a welcome letter with full details, itinerary, and full instructions.

Vaughn OR set on; you will need a Eugene motel following set on. Dry camping is available with 24 hour security. Railroad requires long sleeve shirts, long pants, and boots. Please notify EC if operating belt drive car. Running under PRO Rule #5.

EC Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Phone: 541-295-5631 Email: railsnrods@msn.com

Updated 03-07-2016

July 9

PRO is pleased to announce a ride for the public on Saturday, July 9, 2016. This will be a free ride for operators providing seats for the public.  We need operators with larger cars to provide rides. Please contact Al McCracken at alnethie@aol.com or (408) 294-2953 to sign up and let him know how many seats you can provide.

We will be making 6 trips, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. This run is in conjunction with the Model Railroad Convention being held in the area. Also as a treat for the operators after the rides for the public are done we will be running all the way to Verona Road and return.

Posted 04-19-2016

July 9

Public rides on the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway to help raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the Potlatch Depot. This coincides with their annual depot day, scheduled for July 9th. Set on will be at the depot in Potlatch, Idaho on July 9th, from 6-7:45 am. We will run both east and west from the depot on the Idaho section of the line.

There are no fees for the operators. Total miles for the day will be about 100. There will be a limit of 10 motorcars. If you would like to participate, please contact EC Will Krasselt at nova1965@yahoo.com or call 208-310-1335. Also, let him know how many seats you will be providing for the rides.

Excursion Coordinator in Training will be Mike Phelps. You can e-mail Mike at klpmgp@accima.com or call 509-345-0100. For more information about the Potlatch Depot, go to the Washington, Idaho, and Montana historic preservation group website.

Posted 05-28-2016

August 18-21 - Full, Waiting List Started

Coos Bay Railink, OR. We will run 235 Miles round trip from Vaughn Oregon to Coquile Oregon and Back.

Thursday, set-on Aug 18 at Vaughn. Please NOTE there will be no set-on Friday the 19th!

Friday, Vaughn to Coos Bay, Welcome dinner at the Red Lion Hotel, Overnight.

Saturday, Coos Bay to Coquile, back to Coos Bay, Overnight.

Sunday, Coos Bay to Vaughn and Set-off.

Both nights we will tied down the cars on the Main opposite the Red Lion Hotel where a block of room has been reserved for us. To book rooms, please use the Hotel's direct Number (541) 267-4141 and ask for the PRO booking.

A detailed run package will be mailed to you after I receive the $430 run fee which includes two meals at the welcome dinner on Friday night. Please make cheques out to "Pacific Railcar Operators" and mail them to Guy Howard, 94991 Toftdahl Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448. If you have any questions feel free to call 541-998-5280 10:00 to 22:00 Pacific time.

Updated 05-28-2016

September 17-18 - Full, Waiting List Started

On September 17-18 we will be traveling approximately 160 miles round trip from Island City Oregon to Joseph Oregon and back, on the Idaho Northern and Pacific and the Wallowa Union Railroad. We will overnight at Joseph, transport from the Rail yards in Joseph to hotels will be provided. I have not been able formally to hold blocks of rooms but -

o The Indian Head in Joseph 541-432-2651 (Debbie)

o Mountain view in Joseph 541-432-2982

have rooms available.

o Wallowa lodge outside Joseph 541-432-9821 may have some rooms.

o The run fee is $215 and is limited to 25 cars. In addition to NARCOA rules PRO general order No. 5 will be in effect. No Mentoring will be allowed on this run. A detail run package will be sent out to operators before the event.

o To sign up or ask any questions please feel free to contact EC
Guy Howard
94991 Toftdahl Lane
Junction City
Oregon, 97448

Updated 06-01-2016

October 21

Copper Basin Railway Excursion

MOW and PRO are co-sponsoring the CBRY Excursion. Hayden, Arizona to Florence and return 100 round trip miles. $100 per motorcar. Mail check made out to MOW and requested MOW forms to EC Dan Berg, 2017 Mule Creek Street, Las Vegas, NV 89134. 702-341-8617. Excursion details @ www.mowonline.org/

Posted 06-18-2016

2016 Tentative Planning Calendar

o October 1-2 - EWGRR Wilbur - set on Wilbur September 30 - Krasselt

o October 9 - BYCX, Yacolt to Heisson and Chelatchie - Bain - Canceled

o Fall - Columbia Basin - Healy/Wade

o October 22 - PRO Board Meeting - Bear Hotel Grants Pass, OR

o Nov - Dec - Oregon Pacific (Portland) - Howard

Updated 06-18-2016

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