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2018 PRO Excursion Calendar

April 14

Niles Canyon Railway, CA

PRO is pleased to announce a run on the Niles Canyon Railway, Niles, CA on Saturday, April 14, 2018. We will make 3 runs. At least one run will go to the end of the line. The cost of the run is $55 per car. Please send your check made payable to PRO to Steve Paluso, 2878 Rosario Court, San Jose, CA 95132. Please include your email address with your check. All run information will be sent by email. If you have any questions, please email me at sbpaluso@aol.com or call at (408) 956-8070 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Limit of 25 cars.

Hope to see you there.
Steve Paluso

Posted 2018-02-06

April 20-22

Eastern WA Gateway RR

Set on in Wilbur on Friday. RT to Medical Lake on Saturday. RT to Coulee City on Sunday. Approximately 195 total miles through Eastern Washington. This is a NARCOA/PRO excursion. ALL rules apply. Proper Footwear, Hi-Viz, and Radios Required. No car limit. No Hi-Rails please. Non-mentoring. Excursion fee is $250 USD or $310 CD. Checks deposited 4-2-2018.

EC is Bill Andrews with ECITs Peter Wolfgram & Bryan Adams. Contact Peter Wolfgram at: 406-580-4761 or rxmaker@gmail.com for more information. Registration to: Peter Wolfgram, 2701 Sheepshank Dr, Belgrade, MT 59714. Include check made out to PRO, email address, cell number, and NARCOA release printed double sided.

Posted 2018-01-16

June 1-9

PRO 2018 Montana Run

This is a preliminary announcement for the PRO 2018 Montana Run. I am issuing it so people who anticipate signing up can make plans. The run will be formally listed on or about March 1. No reservations will be accepted until then.

June 1-2 Set on and run Central Montana Rail (100 rdt miles) (former Milwaukee Road) Denton to Moccasin.
June 3 Travel Day
June 4-5 Set on and run 10th subdivision of Montana Rail Link (former Northern Pacific main line) Desmet to Paradise (120 rdt miles). Participate in opening of Paradise Historical Museum and community center.
June 6-7 Set on and run Mission Mountain RR (former GNRY main line) Eureka to Stryker (60 rdt miles).
June 8-9 (tentative) set on and run the south end of POVA (40 rdt miles) near Newport, ID. The north end is not available.

If you wish to be included in the email notification list, send an email request to EC Bill Taylor at wtaylor@centric.net. I will send you a copy of the NARCOA announcement when the run is listed March 1. It will then be open for sign up. There will be a 25 car limit.

Thank you. Hope to see you in Montana.
Bill Taylor EC

Bryan Adams ECIT
Peter Wolfgram ECIT

Posted 2018-02-01

Coos Bay RailLink June Excursion will not take place due to necessary tunnel maintenance. There is slight possibility that runs may be scheduled for August and October; info will be posted as soon as known. ECs Bill Andrews 541-295-5631. and Guy Howard

Posted 2018-02-05

2018 Tentative Planning Calendar

PRO is pleased to present a preliminary outline of runs being planned for next year.

o Railroads in Alberta Canada postponed until 2019 - EC Doug Gentles

o May 6 - Albany and Eastern, EC Bill Bain

o May 12 - OCSR, EC Bill Bain

o May or June - Farewell To POVA - EC Bill Taylor

o June 21-24 - Coos Bay - EC Bill Andrews, cancelled (see above in red)

o August 16-19 - Coos Bay - EC Guy Howard, see above in red

o September 20 - City of Prineville - EC's Guy Howard & Rich Wilkins

o September 21 Travel - EC's Guy Howard & Rich Wilkins

o September 22-23 - Island City to Joseph - EC's Guy Howard & Rich Wilkins

o September 24 - Mt Hood RR - EC's Guy Howard & Rich Wilkins

o (TBD) October Coos Bay - EC Bill Andrews, see above in red

Work is under way to to return to some lines we have run in previous years. Lewiston, V&T, Copper Basin, Albany and Eastern, Oregon Coast Scenic, Lake View.

Remember these runs still await approval of the railroads, so keep checking the list for any changes. When runs are opened for signed up they will first be listed on the NARCOA site.

Updated 2018-03-01

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