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Motorcar/Speeder trips

Postby concordgirl » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:20 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I'm not sure-- but has anyone ever been on a railcar excursion like mentioned in this article? ... LCARS.html

About 25 years ago, railroads phased out railcars in favor of pickup trucks fitted with carriages that can adapt to railroad tracks. Railcars became collectors’ items, like antique automobiles. Now, collectors use these vehicles on excursions that offer views of remote scenery on rented tracks meandering miles away from the nearest roads. “You can see countryside that you don’t see from a car,” said Bob Knight, a railcar owner from Sandwich, Ill., who takes excursions as often as twice a month in warm weather.

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Re: Railcar trips

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:27 pm

I think my most enjoyable Motor Car ride was when I with the MILW (1970-81) and had occasion to travel through the Sixteenmile Canyon near Three Forks MT. This was always a scenic highlight of a journey on the Olympian Hiawatha.
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Re: Railcar trips

Postby Railcar » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:20 pm

Yes. There are many of us out there. Try this link if you are intrested. Open house will be the second sunday in July. Join us for a trip.

Re: Motorcar/Speeder trips

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:14 am

North American Railcar Operators Association

NARCOA - The organization was started in 1980 as a list of motorcar owners, known as: The NARCOA Roster. In 1986 NARCOA organized the first private-owner motorcar meet ever held. In 1987 we began publication of our official newsletter, THE SETOFF. In 1988 we were incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Delaware and started our insurance program. In 1989 we held the first handcar-only meet. In 1990 we started admitting local chapters.
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