Northern Central Railcar Association

April 7th - Everett Railroad:  

Join us in our 19th year of excursions on this railroad.  In the previous eighteen trips, the runs totaled 55- 60 miles.  We expect the same in 2019.  This will be a great way to complete the weekend for those riding the WMD Scenic on Friday & Saturday.  The set-on is at Hollidaysburg, PA.  We will travel south to Claysburg and turn the cars.  Restrooms will be available.  Then we will return to Hollidaysburg, turn the cars, and travel south to Roaring Spring's RR station, where we will take our lunch and restroom stop.  Lunch and ice cream will be available at the station.  Details will be sent to those who register.  After lunch we will continue south to Martinsburg, turn our cars on the wye, and retrace our route back to Hollidaysburg with an ice cream stop at Roaring Spring Station on the way.  This will be a Northern Central Railcar Assoc. excursion. NARCOA rules will be enforced.  

There is a 45 car limit.  Cost is $45 per car.  

Gary Shrey coordinator    gshrey@aol.com        717-227-9628 H     717-586-3101  C


Events

April 27-28 - Lycoming Valley RR & Nittany & Bald Eagle RR:  

Saturday 27th -- Ride the 50 miles of the Lycoming Valley Railroad from Williamsport, PA to

Jersey Shore, PA and return, and then to Montgomery, PA and return.

$50 per car.

Sunday 28th -- MILESBURG, PA TO EITHER MILL HALL or TYRONE, PA – DEPENDS ON TRAIN TRAFFIC, MILESBURG, PA TO LEMONT, PA, if tracks are open APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES TOTAL.

1st NOTE – WE HAVE PERMISSION TO RIDE THE MAIN IF IT IS AVAILABLE. THE COORDINATOR HAS NO CONTROL OVER TRAIN MOVEMENTS. NS DISPATCHES THIS LINE. 2nd NOTE - NO REFUND IF MAIN IS NOT AVAILABLE. WE WILL RIDE THE SECONDARY TRACK.

$50 per car.

Gary Shrey coordinator   717-227-9628-H   717-586-3101-C   GShrey@aol.com

Mar 15 - PA

Colebrookdale RR (former Eastern Berks RR)  Cancelled   Now Wilmington & Western

Wilmington & Western RR 

Test & Tune your car  on this scenic line. (approx. 10 mile R/T). Multiple trips will be made of various lengths between Hockessin and Landenberg. $30 per car.  EC Jamie Haislip  


Mar 16 - PA

Allentown & Auburn RR

Test & Tune your car between Kutztown and Topton (approx. 10 miles per R/T). Multiple trips will be made.  Northern Central Rail Car Assn (NCRA);  25 car limit;  cost estimate - $30 per car,  EC Jamie Haislip  703-906-2502    Jamieh@haislipcorp.com


Mar 17 - PA

West Chester Railroad

Test & Tune your car between West Chester to Glen Mills (approx. 16 miles per R/T). Multiple trips will be made.  Northern Central Rail Car Assn (NCRA);  25 car limit;  cost estimate - $30 per car,  EC Jamie Haislip  703-906-2502    Jamieh@haislipcorp.com

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Apr 5,6,7 - Western Maryland Scenic:

Night run, April 5,  from the Ridgeley Engine house to Frostburg for a spin on the Frostburg Turntable and return--34 total miles. April 6  Saturday  depending on train schedule and set on for Saturday, we will run the line once or twice. 34 or 68 miles for Saturday.  Set-off by 3PM for the trip to Hollidaysburg for the Everett RR excursion.  Cost is $50 for one or both days.               

EC Jamie Haislip.   703-906-2502    Jamieh@haislipcorp.com

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May 11 -12 - PA Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad:  Join us on May 11 & 12 for an excursion on the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern RR. On Saturday we will set-on in Pittston, PA, and travel the Scranton Branch to Taylor Yard, turn the cars and return to Pittston. After a quick toilet break, we will travel to Tunkhannock, go through the Vosburg tunnel, turn and return to Tunkhannock where a bag lunch will be waiting for us. We will then travel south to Penobscot, turn and return to Pittston. Sunday we will travel south to White Haven where we will visit the library, which is housed in a former Lehigh Valley engine repair shop. We will then travel to the south side of town and have lunch. After lunch, we will travel south to Independence, turn and return to Pittston. Total weekend miles should be 200+. This will be a NARCOA excursion. All NARCOA rules will be enforced. All cars will be inspected. There is a 45 car limit. Price is $250 per car. No full refunds guaranteed after April 3, 2019. For information contact Gary Shrey:

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July 20-21 - Central PA Weekend --  North Shore RR & Shamokin Valley RR:  

We will have a 2 day ride over the 86 mile North Shore Railroad on Saturday and the 50 mile Shamokin Valley Railroad on Sunday.  Saturday, we expect to ride from Northumberland to the Talen Energy plant, with a lunch stop at Sheetz/Arbys on the Bloomsburg-Berwick highway.  If the Talen Energy track has not been recently used by trains, we will instead go to Berwick.  The Central PA Chapter of the NRHS will again be our hosts Saturday night at their former Reading Railroad station in White Deer.  They will be serving a meal for our group.  Everyone is asked to give a donation for his or her meal. Serving will begin at 6:00 PM.  They will be showing videos / slides. $10 of your fee is donated to the Chapter to cover expenses.  On Sunday, we will travel from Sunbury through Shamokin, to the top of the mountain, near MT Carmel.  We will stop at the Shamokin Weis Market to get our lunch.   Proof of NARCOA insurance required / All NARCOA rules will be enforced. Price for the weekend: $95.


Questions: Contact Gary Shrey: 717-227-9628-H, 717-586-3101-C, gshrey@aol.com

Note: All rides are rain or shine. No cancellations due to weather. Hard soled shoes required -no sneakers or sandals. Children must be closely supervised at all times.


A lime yellow or orange safety vest is now required by the railroad for all participants.

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