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2019 PRO Excursion Calendar

July 25th, Lewiston Idaho

PRO is proud to present Great Northwest Railroad Lewiston to Riparia, set on July 24. Details sent upon receipt of registration. Download PRO Registration form and send along with $130 per car to Bill Andrews, 191 Azalea Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Mentoring with EC prior permission. Sorry, no Hi-Rails.

July 27-28 Joseph Oregon

We will run 164 miles round trip from Island City Oregon to Joseph Oregon and back. This is a spectacular run which starts on farming country and transitions to forests and rivers. The center section of the run is a wilderness area with no road access.

When we reach Joseph a bus will be provided to to take you to your hotel in Enterprise, where we have a block of rooms reserved, you will receive registration information when I receive your payment. The run fee is $300 This is a fixed cost run and the run fee is based on 17 paying operators. If the sign up does not reach 17 cars the run will have to be canceled.

You can address questions to ghoward@efn.org or call 541-998-5280.

To sign up for this spectacular run, down load the run registration form from


fill it out and send it with your Cheque for $300 to:-

Guy Howard,
94991 Toftdahl Lane
Junction City, Oregon, 97448

When I receive your Cheque I will send complete run information and hotel details to you.

August 15-18 Coos Bay Rail Line

PRO is delighted to announce our August Coos Bay (Oregon) run is open for sign-up. This spectacular run traverses 245 miles round trip from Vaughn to Coquille and return. The run starts in the wooded hills of the coast range and transitions to the rivers and lakes of the coastal plains. Finally passing down the East side of the Oregon Sand Dunes, on its way into Coos Bay. Along the way we will enjoy the cool embrace of 9 tunnels and cross hundreds of bridges ranging from small steam crossings to three turn bridges, over river estuaries.

The operating schedule is:-
Set-on at Vaughn 15th of August
Vaughn to Coos Bay 16th of August
Welcome dinner on the evening of the 16th (2 seats per car include in the run fee)
Coos Bay to Coquille and back to Coos Bay 17th of August
Coos Bay return to Vaughn 18th of August.

Spark arrestors and mounted radio's are required.

The run Fee is $500. Complete details will be mailed to you when I receive your run payment and the PRO run registration form

Click here for Registration Form

Your EC will be Guy Howard with Bill and Nancy Andrews doing duty as your tail gunners.

Guy Howard
94991 Toftdahl Lane
Junction City,
Oregon, 97448


Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce a return to Columbia Basin RR September 6-8, 2019. Set on will be at Othello, WA and the group will travel approximately 180 rdt miles of former Milwaukee Road main line and Northern Pacific Big Bend RR to Warden, Moses Lake, Schrage and Connell - lines now incorporated into CBRR. The railroad services a tremendously rich agricultural region. Mentoring will be available for new operators. NARCOA insurance, operator’s certificates, spark arrestors and radios are required. Download the PRO Run Application and send it with your run fee of $195, check payable to PRO and send them to EC Bill Taylor, 6853 Lamar Trail, Florence, MT 59833. A complete packet showing lodging information, map to set on and other information will be mailed to registered participants by Aug 15.

For more information email wtaylor@centric.net

October 14 Mt Hood Railroad

PRO is pleased to announce the return of the Mount Hood Railroad. It is a one day run on Columbus Day Monday Oct 14th 2019 on the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon. We will set on in the MHRR yard and run up to Parkdale for lunch and back to Hood River. Total of 42 miles of scenic views of mountains, orchards, and rivers. Please send me a check made out to PRO for $110. to Richard Wilkins 16513 NE 13th ST Vancouver, WA 98684. Please include your email address and cell phone number. Deadline for the run is Oct 4th.

Any questions call me at 541-806-6400 or e-mail rwil519457@aol.com


The preliminary run calendar will be updated as our coordinators work proceeds. When all the pieces fall into place runs will be posted for sign up on the NARCOA and PRO websites.






Niles Canyon (CA) (Steve Paluso). Details to be announced.

12 th Wibur (WA) (Bryan Adams & Peter Wolfgram ). Details to be announced.


Railroads in Canada (Doug Gentles). Details to be announced.


Montana (Bill Taylor). Details to be announced.


Potlatch depot days (OR) (NARCOA) rides for the public (Brian Loftin). Details to be announced.

Goose Lake (OR) }

Prineville (OR) } (Guy Howard and Bill Andrews) One big run with each section


} priced separately to accommodate people who do not wish to make long runs. Details to be announced.

Joseph (OR)

Lewiston (ID)

Reardon (WA) public rides (NARCOA). Details to be announced.


NARCOA annual meeting.


Mt Hood (OR), Monday the 14th (Rich Wilkins). PRO Annual meeting. Details to be announced.


Santa Cruz (CA) (Steve Paluso). Details to be announced. Holiday express (OR) Black Friday weekend } Non Narcoa public rides


(Kevin Novak & Guy Howard). First 3 weekends } Unattached runs Colfax (WA) (Bryan Adams& Peter Woolfgram). Dates pending.

Wala Wala (WA) Watco pulled out of running these lines at the end of last year. A new operator has yet to be named. It is unlikely we will be able to run there this year.

Oregon Pacific Railroad (2 branches) }

Chelatchi prairie } (Guy Howard). Details to be announced.

Albany and Eastern }

Oregon Coast Scenic (Rich Wilkins). Details to be announced. We are working on a number of additional railroads, hopefully we can announce results in the future.

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