MOW/PRO Tri-State Tour 2015
September 11-30, 2015
MOW, in cooperation with PRO, is offering a twenty-day, 1131-mile tour of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Railroads. We begin on September 11, 2015 and continue to September 30,2015. Most of these railroads are very high in scenic Value and have not been visited by a motorcar group in some time. The price is 1660 dollars for the entire tour and includes two motel rooms and one dinner and one lunch for two. We will have an information packet with motels and set on and other information available and you can send an email for that. MOW and PRO runs will be charged separately and payments will made to the Excursion Coordinator of each PRO excursion. (Mow reserves the right to make minor price corrections.) I will provide all the correct amounts and EC information for each run. MOW will limit the car count to 30 cars on its runs. While most of the plans are final some details remain to be settled and this announcement is for your planning benefit and may be adjusted where needed. For more information please contact Dave Balestreri, EC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-531-7536.
*!*PRO says the Coos Bay run is selling briskly so be sure to get signed up with PRO ASAP so you can do the complete tour*!*
- PRO September 11-13 Coos Bay Railroad
- PRO September 14 Mt. Hood Railroad
- MOW September 15 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
- MOW September 17-19 Tacoma Rail
- Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad
- Western Washington Railroad
- Chehalis and Centralia Museum Railroad
- PRO September 22-23 Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad
- MOW September 25-27 Idaho Northern and Pacific/Joseph Branch
- MOW September28-29 Idaho Northern and Pacific/Cascade Branch
California Rail Adventure
April 18-26, 2015
Motorcar Operators West is teaming with Pacific Railcar Operators and Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society to provide 8 days of running on 7 unique railroads. The schedule and affiliate are as follows:
- Saturday, April 18 - Napa Valley RR - PRO
- Sunday, April 19 - Western Railway Museum - MOW
- Monday, April 20 - Open
- Tuesday, April 21 - Open
- Wednesday, April 22 - Amador Central RR - RRCHS
- Thursday, April 23 - Travel
- Friday, April 24 - Niles Canyon RR - MOW
- Saturday, April 25 - Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific RR - PRO
- Saturday, April 25 - Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay RR - MOW
- Sunday, April 26 - Repeat of Saturday
You may do the entire tour or choose individual railroads. The Santa Cruz line will be open and available all the way from Watsonville to Davenport. If you have any questions please contact me at email@example.com or call me at 714-743-0804.
Info Sheet | Sign-Up Sheet
Bill Schertle, EO - Excursion Organizer
Central California Traction
February 28, 2015
We will do two round trips form Lodi to Stockton for c. 40 round trip miles. The Fee is $25. Be sure your NARCOA Insurance is in place. Boots and long pants required. Set on will begin at 7:00 in Lodi and a map will be provided later. There will be a 25-car limit. Mail checks to Dave Balestreri at 2320 "E" street, Sacramento, CA 95816. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fillmore and Western, Fillmore, CA
January 3-4, 2015
Come join us as we return to the Fillmore and Western Railroad for a spectacular two day excursion. We will set on in Fillmore Saturday morning and spend the entire day exploring this historical remnant of the Southern Pacific Santa Paula Branch. In the morning we will travel east to end-of-track at Piru and then turn and travel west to Santa Paula for lunch. You may either bring your lunch or eat at one of the many eating establishments in town. After lunch we will continue to travel west as far as time allows before returning to Fillmore by late afternoon. There will be plenty of time to explore the towns and sights along the way. There will also be photo stops at historic trestles and buildings. We will travel a total of 45 or 50 miles each day through beautiful fields and orchards. The same itinerary will be followed on both Saturday and Sunday. This will be a rain or shine event!
To register please do the following:
1. Fill out the Excursion Participant Registration Form found under "Forms" on the MOW website - mowonline.org
2. Enclose a check for $85 per day made payable to Motorcar Operators West. You may run one or both days. Indicate which days you will be running.
3. Mail everything to Lonnie Hughes, EC at 6864 Chapman Place, Moorpark, CA 93021
All return communications will be via e-mail. If you do not have e-mail access please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.
If you have any questions, give one of us a call.
Lonnie Hughes EC - 805-222-5302, email@example.com
Bill Schertle EC - 714-743-0804, firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Railroad Museum, Rio Vista Junction, CA
November 9, 2014
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 MOW will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Western Railroad Museum. We will set on in the morning and have the Annual General Meeting at 8:30am and learn the results of the election. After the AGM there will be a short board meeting to install new members and select new officers for 2015. After the meetings we will take a trolley ride at 11:00am on one of the Museum's vintage cars approximately seven miles out to Bird's Landing. After lunch (BYOL) and a safety meeting we will head North to the Jepson Prairie Preserve and then to Meridian and return. The fee for the day is $60, make your check payable to MOW. Send checks to EC Dave Balestreri at 2320 "E" Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. NARCOA rules apply to this event. Boots and long pants are required and this will be a rain or shine excursion. Set on will begin at 7:30am and after lunch and our 1:15pm safety meeting we will blastoff. The museum's address is 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA. It is about halfway between Rio Vista and Fairfield and Hi-way 12 connects to Highways 5, 99 and 80. Questions: email@example.com or 916-531-7536.
2015 Membership renewals and new membership applications are now being accepted. Please download (Forms page) and fill-out all requested information 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 4, 2015
Posted the MOW/PRO Tri-State Tour 2015 on the Schedule.
February 27, 2015
Updated the California Rail Adventure, April 18-26, on the Schedule
February 24, 2015
Posted the Winter 2015 Newsletter.
January 22, 2015
Replaced the Santa Cruz trip with California Rail Adventure, April 18-26, on the Schedule
January 22, 2015
Added Central California Traction (Feb 28) to the Schedule
December 27, 2014
Posted a new Inspection form on the Forms page, and updated the Officers page
December 5, 2014
Confirmed Fillmore and Western on the Schedule
November 26, 2014
Confirmed dates for Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay RR in April on the Schedule
November 20, 2014
Added Fillmore and Western to the Schedule
October 7, 2014
Updated the For Sale page.
October 1, 2014
Updated the November 9th Western Railroad Museum info on the Schedule
September 16, 2014
Added Western Railroad Museum, Rio Vista Junction to the Schedule
June 18, 2014
Posted two Newsletters: Winter 2014 and Summer 2014.
June 10, 2014
Updated the Schedule page re. the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay RR run.
June 1, 2014
Updated the For Sale page.
May 26, 2014
Added Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Virginia City to the Schedule page.
May 23, 2014
Updated the May 25th Breakfast Run times on the Schedule page.
April 23, 2014
Added the May 25th Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Breakfast Run to the Schedule page.
For older update entries, click here.
Motorcar Operators West welcomes new members. We are eager to help you learn about our hobby and all that is involved in owning, maintaining, and operating a motorcar. By navigating this website you will learn a lot about who we are and how we operate. Feel free to contact any of our Board Members [Link] for good information and a personal invitation. We hope to see you on the rails soon! An "Application For Membership" can be found on the Forms page.