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2022 NCRA Excursions -- Current information as updated 3/21/2022.   

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Northern Central Railcar Association

April 30th, May 1st -- Reading Blue Mountain Northern  (Full, Waiting list only)


Basic tentative itinerary (more later, to successful applicants) On Saturday we will set-on in Pittston Yard, and travel south to White Haven Library, a former engine house, for our toilet break and lunch. There are several restaurants within a short walking distance of the library. After lunch we will travel down the Lehigh Gorge, across the new bridge, across the Hometown trestle, through the Tamaqua Tunnel to our break at Tamaqua. After our toilet break, we will go to North Reading where we will turn our cars and be transported to the Hampton Inn. Sunday we will be transported back to North Reading, have our safety meeting, go to Tamaqua for our break, through the Tamaqua Tunnel, across the Hometown Trestle and stop for lunch in Nesquehoning. We will retrace our route to White Haven for our break and return to Pittston Yard. Total weekend miles should be about 200. This will be a NARCOA excursion. All NARCOA rules will be enforced. For information contact Gary Shrey:


E-mail: Gshrey@aol.com    Home: 717-227-9628    Cell: 717-586-3101


The price for the excursion will be $365.00 per car. This price will include:

All expenses for the excursion

All fees to the railroad

One or more porta-johns where needed

One room for each car at the Hampton Inn

Transportation to and from the Hampton Inn


Currently FULL-- Waiting List Only!

May 14-15 -- Nittany Bald Eagle and Lycoming Valley Railroad

SATURDAY, May 14, 2022 LYCOMING VALLEY RAILROAD

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

SUNDAY, May 15, 2022 NITTANY & BALD EAGLE RAILROAD 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.


Hard sole shoes required-no sneakers or sandals-both rides.

A reflective lime yellow or orange safety shirt/vest is now required for all participants.

$50 per car. Jamie Haislip coordinator 703-906-2502 Jamieh@haislipcorp.com


March 26-27  Test and Tune #1-2022

Colebrookdale RR-Saturday March 26, 2022                              

  We have permission to do a test & tune excursion. Travel from Boyertown to Pottstown, RT of about 17 miles. Multiple trips will be made. This is a very scenic country railroad. This excursion will go nicely with the Allentown & Auburn RR on Sunday, March 27, 2022. This is a NARCOA event.  25 car limit.  $35 per car.

Coordinator:Jamie Haislip  E-mail: jamieh@haislipcorp.com  phone 703-906-2502


Allentown & Auburn RR-Sunday March 27, 2022

  

   A day of motorcar running between Kutztown and Topton (approx. 10 miles R/T).  Number of repetitions to be determined on that day (3 planned). This trip is planned for the day after the Colebrookdale excursion.  NARCOA rules will be observed.  25 car limit .$35.00 per car

Coordinator:  Jamie Haislip jamieh@haislipcorp.com Phone703-906-2502

April 2-3  Test and Tune #2-2022

Wilmington & Western RR-Saturday April 2, 2022

   Join us for a Saturday ride on the beautiful Wilmington and Western RR. We hope to run this line twice. We will go East of our NVF set-on location to the W&W main yard and then West to Hockessin, turn and return to the station. You may set off any time we pass the NVF seton location. After lunch additional trips can be made west of Mt. Cuba. Set on will begin at 8 AM (At Hockessin NVF Plant). This is a NARCOA event.  25 car limit.  $35 per car.  Jamie Haislip E-mail: jamieh@haislipcorp.com  phone 703-906-2502

West Chester RR-Sunday April 3, 2022

  Join us Sunday April 3, 2022, our route is part of the old West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad.  We will make Two trips from West Chester to Glen Mills, a distance of 7.7 miles each way.  Our route will follow Chester Creek and pass several historic railroad stations.  This excursion will go nicely with the Wilmington & Western RR on Saturday, April 2, 2021.NARCevent.  25 car limit.  $35 per car.

Coordinator:  Jamie Haislip E-mail: jamieh@haislipcorp.com  phone 703-906-2502

Apr 24 --  Everett Railroad

Join us in our 22nd year of excursions on this railroad. In the previous twenty one trips, the runs totaled 55- 60 miles. We expect the same in 2022. 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


June 11-12 -- Central PA Weekend on the North Shore and Shamokin Valley

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  Berwick, with a lunch stop at Sheetz/Arbys on the Bloomsburg-Berwick highway.

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 help cover expenses.


On Sunday, we will travel from Sunbury through Shamokin, to the top of the mountain, near MT Carmel. We will stop near several restaurants in Shamokin or at the Weis Market to get our lunch.  Proof of NARCOA insurance required / All NARCOA rules will be enforced.   Price for the weekend: $95.



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 reflective lime yellow or orange safety shirt/vest is now required for all participants.


Al Tyson coordinator:  570-815-6375  POCONO_RAILFAN@YAHOO.COM