Upcoming excursion schedule in reverse chronological order:
Eastern Idaho Railroad Excursion, May 27-29, 2017
Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad and the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority, Joseph Branch, Joseph Oregon, September 29 - October 1, 2017
Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad and the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority
September 29 - October 1, 2017
The excursion to Joseph, Oregon is well known for its scenic value. We start in Island City on INPR rails and travel through fields of mint with great views of the mountains surrounding the valley. At Elgin we switch railroads and start on the WURA Joseph Branch . Here the beauty of Eastern Oregon presents itself as we travel along the Grand Ronde River and then across a bridge with panoramic views and start following the Wallowa River through the mountains and into the valley. We pass through several quaint towns and then arrive at Joseph. Joseph is great tourist town with good restaurants and plenty of shops . There is local bus transportation available. We will start from Island city on Friday Sept. 29 and arrive in Joseph in the late afternoon and then be bussed to our hotels. We will have Friday evening through Saturday evening off the rails and so we will be free to visit the Alpenfest , a Swiss/Bavarian, Oktoberfest like event. It features a Saturday morning pancake breakfast on the lawn and Saturday night Polka dance in the vintage hall .There are other interesting opportunities to enjoy in Joseph like the tram up Mount Harrold with its views of four states. There is a good selection of motels in Joseph or you can choose to stay at the vintage Wallowa Lake Lodge at the lake. We will leave our hotels by bus at 7:30 Sunday morning and return to our cars for the run back to Island city . I have more information regarding rooms in Island City and other activities in Joseph and will send it to you if you would like. So, get your accordion out and your lederhosen and dirndls and maybe even your alpenhorn and lets have a little fun in Joseph.( I am still trying to line up other excursions around this one especially the run from Fruitvale to Cascade but, no luck yet). The run fee is $245 and all Narcoa and MOW rules apply. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or, cell:916 531 7536.
Eastern Idaho Railroad Excursion, Idaho Falls/Ashton/Newdale/Menan, ID
May 27-29, 2017
Motorcar Operators West is planning an excursion on the Eastern Idaho Yellowstone sub on May 27th from Idaho Falls to Ashton and return 102 miles. May 28th from Idaho Falls to Newdale and return 78 miles. May 29th from Idaho Falls to Menan and return 46 miles. Total 226 miles, 25 motorcar limit. $310. EC: Joe Schnyder, email@example.com, 623-332-0238. Call or email to get on the list, we are limited to 25 cars. To the best of my knowledge motorcars have not run on this track. Please enclose an Excursion Participant Form with your 2017 insurance info and up-to-date rule book number and check for $310 payable to MOW to: Joe Schnyder, 20401 North 33rd Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027-3069. Look forward to seeing you in Idaho. FULL, waiting list started.
2017 Membership renewals and new membership applications are now being accepted. Please download the membership application (Forms page), fill-out all requested information, and return it along with your $24.00 check. Please make the Motorcar Operators West membership payment to "Motorcar Operators West" and send it off to Harry Fischer for processing.
February 23, 2017
Updated the MOW ByLaws on the Forms page.
Updated the For Sale page.
February 21, 2017
Posted the Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad and the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority excursion on the Schedule page.
February 5, 2017
Posted the Summer and Fall 2016 Newsletter.
February 3, 2017
Updated the For Sale page.
January 31, 2017
Updated Officers and Contact.
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