Upcoming excursion schedule:
Western Railroad Museum, Rio Vista Junction, CA
April 23, 2017
Motorcar Operators West will conduct an excursion at the Western Railroad Museum on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This will be the day after PRO's run at nearby Niles Canyon on Saturday, April 22, 2017. We are expecting a spectacular wild flower presentation on our trip through the Jepson Prairie Wildflower Preserve if our wet weather continues through early spring. The schedule for the day will begin with a 7:30am set-on and then a 9:00am Safety meeting and 9:15am departure. We will go rxr west to Molina in the morning and return to the depot in time to take a 15 mile rt ride in a vintage trolley at 11 a m. Bring your own lunch. At 1:15 we will go rxr east to Canon which is about a 24 mile rt. Set off will be on the newly constructed wooden crossing built by M O W volunteers. The Western Railroad Museum is located on highway 12 between the cities of Rio Vista and Fairfield and is accessible via highway 12 from all the major state freeways and is about 1.25 hours from the Saturday Niles Canyon PRO run via 680 to 80. The address is: 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585. There are motels in nearby Fairfield which is about 11 miles from the Museum. There are no camping facilities at the Museum. The fee for this excursion will be $65. Send checks payable to M O W to 2320 "E" Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. EC is Dave Balestreri: firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-531-7536. This is a NARCOA event. Long pants and boots are required for operators and guests and we will run rain or shine.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2017
Posted the Western Railroad Museum excursion (April 23rd) on the Schedule page.
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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