PRO - Pacific Railcar Operators

A Non-Profit NARCOA affiliate serving the West

Mount Hood Railroad Excursion

Hood River, Oregon, October 9, 2024

Mount Hood Railroad, Hood River, OR  - Wednesday, October 9, 2024

This is your opportunity to run the Mount Hood Railroad with your speeder, from Hood River to Parkdale, Oregon and return. Approximately 42-miles round trip, with a 1,500 foot elevation gain.  This mountain railroad features some very steep grades (up to 3.5%) and a switchback.  It is the only operating freight railroad in the US with a switchback.  The Hood River valley should be changing colors with the onset of Fall, along with the last of the Pears being picked in the upper valley. Usually a beautiful time of year.  

Seton will be in the Mount Hood Railroad yard on Wednesday October 9, 2024 starting at 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM, followed by a safety meeting at 10 AM with a 10:30 AM departure. The run fee is $135.00 per car. 


If you would like to join us, please print, and carefully fill out the following (3) forms found on the  PRO website.  Fill it out the forms using the information below:       

PRO Run registration form:

Excursion name: Mount Hood RR

Dates of: October 9, 2024


NARCOA General Release, printed double sided, single sheet: 

In consideration of the Mount Hood Railroad

Permission to enter their property on the dates of October 9, 2024

The NARCOA affiliate is “Pacific Railcar Operators”

Sign for yourself, and have any passenger’s sign.


NARCOA Rail Vehicle Inspection form:

Excursion:  Mount Hood RR

Location:  Hood River, OR

Date:  October 9, 2024


Send all three forms, a check for $135.00 payable to PRO, to: 


EC Richard Wilkins

2403 SE 102nd CT 

Vancouver, WA 98664


Details of the run will emailed on October 1, 2024.


If you have questions, contact Richard 

Phone Click Here

Email Click Here

Mentoring with EC permission 

PRO General order #6 will be in effect: Click here to download GO # 6


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

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