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These motorcar excursions are not open to the public.

The cars are privately owned and operated by members of NARCOA.



Aug 19 - IA - Iowa Northern Railroad

First Iowa Division is hosting a 1-day excursion on the former Rock Island mainline from Vinton, IA. We will run the line between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA for a total mileage of about 104 miles. Carl Schneider is EC. Details HERE.


Sep 2 - 4  - SD - DMV&W Railroad

First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the DMV&W Railroad at Britton, SD.  We will ride the line Friday night,  Saturday, and Sunday morning. Prepayment of $80 is requested.  EC Dave Voeltz.  Details HERE.


Sep 4 - SD - Sisseton & Milbank Railroad

First Iowa Division is hosting an excursion on the Sisseton & Milbank Railroad at Milbank, SD.  Round trip mileage 70 miles. Prepayment of $40 is requested.  EC Dave Voeltz.  Details HERE.


Sep 9 - 14 - CO - Colorado Fall Color Excursion

Motorcar Operators West and the Rocky Mountain Division will co-host an excursion including 4 railroads: Leadville, Colorado & Southern, San Luis & Rio Grande, San Luis Central, and the Creede Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande. Total mileage - 320. Excursion fee - $475. EC's - Bill Schertle, Jerry Geiger, Rich Reiff.  Details HERE.


Oct 6 - 8 - SD - Black Hills Central

First Iowa Division is hosting a 3-day excursion on the Black Hills Central at Hill City, SD. We will ride the line several times over the weekend to Keystone and return. Round trip mileage is 18 miles. Prepayment of $80 is requested. EC Dave Voeltz. Details HERE.


Oct 14 - MO - Columbia Terminal Railroad - COLT

The First Iowa Division ride in Columbia. 37 miles. We'll ride this twice for a daily total of at least 74 miles. Cost is $50 per car. EC for this ride is Frosty Farrell. Contact Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C). Details HERE.


Nov 4 - IA - Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

First Iowa Division ride in Boone. 22 miles round trip and we'll ride this three times during the day and once at night. Cost is $30 per car plus current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ($25). EC for this ride is Carl Schneider (515-967-5181 (H) or 515-494-4401 (C). Details HERE.

Other Area Motorcar Excursions

Click HERE for the full NARCOA Schedule of Upcoming Excursions

Click HERE for the North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) website