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2021 PRO Excursion Calendar

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PRO 2021 Excursions

To give all our members something to look forward too in 2021, PRO and Narcoa are listing all runs in preliminary form . As the runs get formalised the details will be updated and you will be able sign up for them.

Lets all hope the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions will ease and we will have lots of time on the rails.


24 April-2 May Joint & PRO MOW runs Northern California

PRO (Carl Shellhorn) and MOW (Rick Smith) Announce a Spring Run on the Napa Wine Train Tracks on Saturday, April 24, followed by a different looking MOW (Rick Smith & Dave Balestreri) Spring Run at the Western Railway Museum on Sunday, April 25. There is also a Spring Run on the Amador Central in Ione the following weekend, Saturday, May 1, which Tom Correa graciously rescheduled to accommodate our 2 runs the weekend before. Also, we are working on a possible MOW run on Sunday, May 2 at Niles Canyon. Save the dates and check the websites for sign up information. Cooperation and Supporting all the affiliates keeps the wheels from rusting and the railroads from disappearing. Now is the time to get your car ready to go. Hope to see you all on the rails soon.

Contact Carl Shellhorn gchaserskip@gmail.com or Rick Smith r_smith627@comcast.net for complete details.


23 May-Oregon Pacific Railroad Portland Oregon

A wheel grooming run with steam and Pizza embellishments. PRO will hold this shake down run on Dick Samuels OPR. We will set-on McBrode Ave just South of the OPR shops and run to the beginning of CTC control which is a short walk from The Oregon Rail Heritage Museum:-

https://orhf.org/

and a rail themed Pizza place:-

https://mthoodbrewing.com/

We will make several runs with a 1.5 hour break so you can grab some pizza and visit the famed steam locomotives at the museum.

It may be short but this is a wonderful railroad:-

http://www.oregonpacificrr.com/

which starts out with a 6.5% climb out of the yard, we then run through a residential area on very good FRA accepted track before paralleling the Willamette for around 4 miles of class 1 track. In practice the track is assentialy class 2.

This will not be a mentoring run. All NARCOA and PRO rules apply.

So if you want to have good time checking out your car is good for the season please fill out the PRO run entry form:-

http://www.pro-online.org/docs/PRO%20Excursion%20Participant%20Registration.pdf

and send it with your cheque for $35 to

Guy Howard

94991 Toftdahl Lane
Junction City
Oregon 97448

On receipt of your entry I will send you a detailed run package.

Guy Howard ghoward@efn.org 541-998-5280

June 4-7 - PRO 2021 MONTANA TOUR

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce the 2021 “Montana Tour” to be held June 4-7. Initial seton at Central Montana Rail Inc. at Denton, MT 3:00-5:00 pm Friday June 4. A 40 mile rdt evening run will follow after seton. Saturday, June 5th, participants will run Denton to Moccasin over 4 large steel trestles and through one 2,000 ft tunnel for 94 rdt miles. Gorgeous scenery, interesting former Milwaukee Road and Great Northern track and plentiful wildlife in this remote section of Montana. Sunday June 6 is a travel day (you will travel the southern border of Glacier National Park over Marias Pass during your trip. GNP mountains, the BNSF mainline and the Blackfoot Indian Reservation will be treats along the way.)

We will seton at Fortine, MT in the NW corner of the state Sunday evening. This is a piece of the former Great Northern mainline now operated by Mission Mt RR. Sunday, after seton, we will do a run to Eureka and back 24 rdt miles. Monday, June 7,we’ll travel the entire railorad from Fortine to Stryker, to Eureak and back to Fortine. 44 rdt miles of high iron and goregeous mountain scenery near the Canadian border.

Bill Taylor EC. $295 run fee. Send check, made out to PRO with the completed PRO Run Application downloaded from the PRO.ORG website to Bill Taylor, 6853 Lamar Trail, Florence, MT 59833. For more information email to wtaylor@centric.net. Participants will receive a full packet with lodging info, maps and route guides prior to the trip. See you in Montana.


June 10-13 - Coos Bay Rail Line

Run fee of $510 includes catered Friday nite Welcome Dinner in Coos Bay for 2, as well as 2 breakfasts on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Coos Bay Red Lion is giving us a great rate for our two nights there; participants will book and pay individually. A bloc of rooms is held for PRO, booking info , as well as complete details/information, in your packet which you receive upon registration.

No hy-rails, friendly-on leash dogs welcome, contact EC if belt drive car, no vaping. Boots, hi-vis vest, spark arrestor , and radio required, mentoring with EC permission. PRO General order #6 is in effect.

Download and complete PRO run registration form, mail with check to

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


June 18-20, 2021 - Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad - Colfax, WA

Thank you for your interest in riding the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad from Colfax, WA to Hooper WA, and Colfax to Thornton, WA. This is the former OR&N/Union Pacific line. Otherwise known as the Hooper and Pleasant Valley subs. Saturday will be one destination, Sunday the other, Railroad discretion. 210 total miles. Run Fee is $160.00 The Palouse should be alive with many colors of green, yellow and brown about this time

If you would like to join us, please print, and carefully fill out the following (3) forms found on the NARCOA and PRO websites:

PRO Run registration form:

https://www.pro-online.org/docs/PRO%20Excursion%20Participant%20Registration.pdf

Excursion name: Colfax

Dates of: June 18 – 21, 2021

NARCOA General Release, printed double sided, single sheet: https://www.narcoa.org/docs/insurance/Narcoa&AffiliateGeneralRelease20-01.pdf

Fill it out using this information:

In consideration of the “Palouse River and Coulee city Railroad”

Permission to enter their property on the dates of “June 18 – 21, 2021”

“Pacific Railcar Operators” is the NARCOA affiliate

NARCOA Rail Vehicle Inspection form:

https://www.narcoa.org/docs/insurance/inspectionform3.1.pdf

Excursion: Colfax

Location: Same

Date: June 18 – 21, 2021

The general release must be printed two sided, on a single sheet of paper. Sign for yourself, and have any passenger’s sign. Please fill out these (3) documents, make a check for $160.00 payable to PRO, and send them to:

EC Roger Farrell

PO Box 391

Albion, WA 99102

Upon receipt of these documents and check, I will email a run packet with further information.

Social distancing will still be required per NARCOA mandate, and state and local guidelines. More information in the run packet

Contact Roger @ 509-334-7999 if you have questions

Mentoring with EC permission

PRO General order #6 will be in effect

https://www.pro-online.org/docs/go6.pdf

NARCOA insurance, operator’s certificates, spark arrestors, installed radios and boots are required


June 23 - 24, 2021 - Great Northwest Railroad Lewiston, ID

Thank you for your interest in riding the Great Northwest Railway from Lewiston, Idaho to Riparia, WA. Formerly a sub of the Camas Prairie Railroad. This is a one day run, out and back. 144 RT miles. Run fee is $140.00

If you would like to join us, please print, and carefully fill in the following (3) forms found on the NARCOA and PRO websites:

PRO Run registration (Excursion Participant Registration) form on the PRO website here:

http://www.pro-online.org/docs/PRO%20Excursion%20Participant%20Registration.pdf

Excursion name: Lewiston

Dates of: June 23 - 24

Obtain a NARCOA & Affiliate general release printed double sided, single sheet Here:

https://www.narcoa.org/docs/insurance/Narcoa&AffiliateGeneralRelease20-01.pdf

Fill it out using this information:

In consideration of the “Great Northwest Railroad”

Permission to enter their property on the dates of “June 23 - 25, 2021”

“Pacific Railcar Operators” is the NARCOA affiliate

Obtain a NARCOA Rail Vehicle inspection form here:

https://www.narcoa.org/docs/insurance/inspectionform3.1.pdf

Excursion: Lewiston, ID

Location: Same

Date: June 23 - 24, 2021

The general release must be printed two sided, on a single sheet of paper. Sign for yourself, and have any passenger’s sign. Please fill out (3) documents, make a check for $140.00 payable to PRO, and send them to:

EC Roger Farrell

PO Box 391,

Albion, WA  99102-0391

Upon receipt of these documents and check, I will email a run packet with further information

Social distancing will still be required per NARCOA mandate, and state and local guidelines. More information in the run packet

 

Mentoring available with EC approval.

EC is Roger Farrell. Contact Roger @ 509-334-7999 if you have questions

Pro General order #6 will be in effect

https://www.pro-online.org/docs/go6.pdf

NARCOA insurance, operator’s certificates, spark arrestors, installed radios and boots are required


June 25-27 - Joseph, OR

Thank you for your interest in the Island City, OR to Joseph, OR run, June 25 – 27, 2021. We are planning to set on Friday afternoon/evening, June 25th. Saturday morning, we will ride on the Idaho Northern and Pacific railroad to Elgin Or. After a break, we will travel on the Wallowa Union railroad to Joseph, OR. We will turn our cars, and following a short break, return to Enterprise, OR to spend the night. Sunday morning, we return to Island city and set off. 166 RT miles This is a spectacular scenic rail line, rich in history, into many roadless areas and along sparkling rivers

Mentoring with EC permission
PRO general order #6 will be in effect:-
http://www.pro-online.org/docs/go6.pdf

Installed radios are required.

Please download and print the PRO Registration form:-

http://www.pro-online.org/docs/PRO%20Excursion%20Participant%20Registration.pdf

Return the completed form with your cheque for $280.00 to:

Roger Farrell
PO Box 391
Albion, WA 99102

before 25/May/2021

Upon receipt of the form and your cheque, you will be sent a run packet via email. Social distancing will still be required per NARCOA mandate, and state and local guidelines. More information in the run packet

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Roger Farrell


August 19-22 - Coos Bay Rail Line

A spectacular 3 day 235 mile round trip from Vaughn "OR" to Coquille "OR" and return through the coast range, down through the coastal lakes and the massive Oregon sand dunes. The run fee is $510 which includes 2 seats at the catered welcome dinner and two breakfasts for Saturday and Sunday. We have a block of rooms reserved in Coos Bay for Friday and Saturday night. Booking details will be found in the run Brochure.

To sign up for the run please print and fill out the PRO run registration form:-

http://www.pro-online.org/docs/PRO%20Excursion%20Participant%20Registration.pdf

and send it with your cheque for $510 (payable to PRO) to:-

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

Your cheques will not be deposited until 19/July/2021.

On receipt of your cheque you will receive a run package with all the information needed for you to set up for the run.

Pro general order No6 is in force:-

http://www.pro-online.org/docs.html

In particular ALL cars must have a forest service approved spark arrestor and a mounted radios. Mentoring by prior arraignment with the EC. For any questions please contact:-

Guy Howard, 541-998-5280 (09:00-22:00 PST) ghoward@efn.org.

I am eagerly awaiting seeing you at Vaughn.


September 7-8 - Columbia Basin Railroad
EC Mike Phelps


October 7-10, Coos Bay Rail Line

Pacific Railcar Operators is pleased to announce our annual Teddy Bear Toy Express excursion, gathering toys for the annual Rotary toy drive as we progress through gorgeous scenery, including 9 tunnels, swing bridges, rivers, track over lakes, forests, and sand dunes until we reach the ocean.

Run fee includes catered Friday night Welcome dinner and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts for two. PRO has reserved a block of rooms at the Coos Bay Red Lion who have given us a great rate of $95 per night for our two night stay; participants will book and pay individually. - contact information is included in the packet you receive upon your excursion registration.

No Hy-rails, friendly dogs on leashes welcome, contact EC if you have belt drive car, mentoring with EC permission. Boots, hi-vis vests, radios, spark arrestors are required of all participants . PRO general order #6 is in effect.

Download and complete the PRO run registration form at PRO ONLINE . Org. Mail with your $510 check to

EC Bill Andrews
191 Azalea Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5631

Contact Bill at railsnrods@msn.com for more information.


Napa Valley Wine Train
Excursion will run when CA restrictions allow.
EC Carl Shellhorn

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