First Iowa Division
Aug. 1-3, 2014 - VFW Ride APPANOOSE COUNTY RAILROAD - Centerville, Iowa
The First Iowa Division has again been asked to provide rides to the
public for a fund raiser that the VFW hosts for restoring the Centerville
Depot. This will be conducted the same as last year we will operate under their
insurance policy Saturday August 2, 2014. Set on will begin at 6:30am just
south of the water tower in the southeast part of town.
I would like to thank everyone who came out & volunteered their cars & time last year & hope you can attend this year as we had many riders. As an added bonus for doing so the First Iowa Division will have an evening ride Friday August 1st with set on at 6:30pm & safety meeting & departure at 7:00pm riding up to the diamond & back. Sunday August 3rd we will have a safety meeting at 8:00am & ride out 20 miles & back. This will be a free ride for any one who wishes to donate their time & car for the VFW ride.
Please note the VFW August 2nd ride is not a NARCOA ride nor is it sanctioned by the First Iowa Division. The Friday night and Sunday morning rides will be covered by NARCOA insurance but the VFW is covering the insurance on Saturday. Additional information: Motels are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and Motel 60 (800-437-7271).
Event Coordinator: Frosty Farrell Contact: Carl Schneider, 1302 6th Ave SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002, Phone: 515-967-5181, E-mail: email@example.com
Aug. 16, 2014 - IOWA NORTHERN RAILROAD - Oelwein, Iowa
We have a new ride scheduled for the Oelwein line of the Iowa Northern Railroad. This is in conjunction with Oelwein Railroad/Heritage Days. The CGW tower and the museum will be open along with the FP-7 and two cabooses. There will also be a slide show at 1pm on the CGW for those interested. We will set on at the yards near the museum at the west end of 2nd St. SW. Turn west off Hwy 150 in downtown Oelwein on 2nd St. SW, drive about two blocks straight into the yard. Set on will be at 7:00am with a 9:00am departure. Cost is $35 per car.
Motels are the Super 8
(800-800-8000) and Parkview Motel (866-966-3048). Reserve early due to the city celebration that could affect the room availability.
Event Coordinator: Carl Schneider. Contact: Carl Schneider, 1302 6th Ave SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009-2002, Phone: 515-967-5181, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2014 - BLACK HILLS CENTRAL RAILROAD - Hill City, South Dakota
Sept. 27, 2014 - COLUMBIA TERMINAL ( COLT ) - Columbia, Missouri
Come join us on this ride which runs northeast from Columbia to Centralia on an ex-Wabash track. We will set on beginning at 6:30am and have a scheduled 8:00am departure for the first run. See below for a set on location change! We will run this line two times during the day. Each run is approximately 37 miles round trip so we will have a total for the day of about 74 miles. There is a Lee's Chicken across the street from the tracks for our lunch break. Cost of this ride is $45 per car. There are several motels in Columbia with many at the junction of I-70 and Hwy 63. There is a Super 8 (800-800-8000 or 573-474-8488), Ramada Inn (537-449-0051), and Econo Lodge (573-442-1191) just to name a few. The set on location for the ride will be at the COLT facilities at 6501 Brown Station Road . Take Hwy 63 north to Rt. B and turn right (NE). After crossing the railroad tracks on Rt. B, turn right on Brown Station Road and continue until you see the dinner train parked to your left. Turn into the lot where we'll be unloading our trailers. Frosty Farrell is the EC for this trip. Contact Carl Schneider at 515-967-5181 or e-mail email@example.com for further information.
Sept. 28, 2014 - FT. LEONARD WOOD ARMY BASE - Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri
Set on will be at 8:30am with a 10:00am departure. As you enter the fort from I-44, be in the left lane and pull into the inspection area by the security check point. Please bring lunch or snacks along as there won't be a stop for lunch between runs. We will make two trips on this 20-mile scenic line through the Ozarks to the connection with the BNSF at Bundy Junction. Due to security issues, everyone will need a picture ID, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and be prepared for a vehicle inspection. Cost of this ride is $35. Motels are the Red Roof Inn (573-336-2510) and the Budget Inn (573-336-5212), all in the St. Robert - Waynesville area. Frosty Farrell is the EC for this ride. Contact Carl Schneider at 515-967-5181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Oct. 11-12, 2014 -
MINNESOTA PRAIRIE LINE - Redwood Falls, Minnesota
First Iowa Division will host a two day Fall Colors excursion over the MPLI. Set on begins at 6:30 am on Saturday at the main crossing at North Redwood with a 9:00 am departure. We will travel to Norwood and back with stops both ways at the historical depot at Fairfax and an included lunch at Green Isle. Sunday, set on begins at 7:00 am with a 9:00 am departure. We will travel to Hanley Falls and back with a stop at the historical Belview Depot on the way over and included lunch at Hanley Falls. There will be time to visit Minnesotas Machinery Museum while in Hanley Falls. We should return for setoff by midafternoon. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 188 miles. Hyrails permitted.
Cost is $100 for the weekend and includes lunch both Saturday and Sunday for 2 participants. Additional meals can be purchased for $7.50 each.
PRE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.
America's Best Value Inn
http://americasbestvalueinn.com 507-697-6205 or 800-245-9800
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel http://jackpotjunction.com 1-800-WIN-CASH Casino Hotel, Restaurants and Bars. East of Redwood Falls
Redwood Valley Lodge http://redwoodvalleylodge.com
507-644-5700 Enjoy the warmth of our marble fire-place and the comfort of our whirlpool area. Affordable rooms, relaxing Jacuzzi suites and a deluxe continental breakfast.
Smart Choice Inn http://smartchoiceinn.com 507-637-3456 Located on Highway 19&71 East. AARP discount, morning coffee and rolls.
Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast 507-637-3456 103 E. 2nd St. on the corner of Hwy 71 South and 2nd Street, downtown Redwood Falls
Alexander Ramsey Park -The campground, operated by the Redwood Falls City Recreation Department, has 31 sites with 50 amp connections in addition to water and sewer hookups for RVs. There are restrooms and showers available. A limited supply of firewood is available without cost.
Nov. 1, 2014 - BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD - Boone, Iowa
We are closing out the 2013 ride season on the B&SV. We hope to have four trips during the day and possibly a night run. Enjoy the 156' high bridge and the Des Moines River bridge by the Y-Camp. The entire line is now open over the entire length and we'll be able to run all the way to Wolf. Mileage is about 20 miles round trip. Set on at the depot will start at 7:00am with a 9:00am departure for the first trip. Cost of the ride is $20. Current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ( $25) is a railroad requirement also. Please make out checks for the ride payable to FID and membership checks to Iowa Railroad Historical Society. Carl Schneider is the EC for this excursion. Motels in Boone are the Super 8 (800-800-8000) and the Amerihost (515-432-8168). Contact Carl Schneider at 515-967-5181 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Notice: All First Iowa Division rides require NARCOA insurance and all NARCOA rules apply.
The First Iowa Division and its officers assume no responsibility for any property damage or personal injury which may occur on a First Iowa Division sponsored excursion.