RIDE SCHEDULE 2018

NOTICE: UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL FIRST IOWA DIVISION RIDES REQUIRE NARCOA INSURANCE AND ALL NARCOA RULES WILL APPLY.

APRIL 28, 2018 - BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD - BOONE, IOWA

Fenner Stevenson Memorial Run!

We are starting out the 2018 ride season on the B&SVRR. We hope to have three trips during the day and possibly a night run. Enjoy the 156' high bridge and the Des Moines River bridge by the Y-Camp. Round trip mileage is about 20 miles round trip for each run. Set on at the depot will start at 7:00am with a 9:15am departure following a safety meeting in the depot at 9:00am for the first run. Cost of the ride is $30. Current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ( $25) is a railroad requirement. 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 motorcarlm9@gmail.com .

May 12, 2018 - MIDWEST ELECTRIC RAILWAY - MT. PLEASANT, IOWA

We will ride the trolley track of the Midwest Electric Railway located on the Midwest Old Threshers grounds. This ride consists of a mile plus loop under the wire that should prove a nice location to test & tune up your cars at the start of the year. There are sidings if you wish to make a few laps then stop for tuning or refreshments then run again. Cost of the ride $20 per car. Set on at 8:30 with a safety meeting at 9:00. No hirails allowed & A cars are discouraged. Directions are take Business Hwy 34 to S. Grand Ave, go south to Bell Dr and turn west to Threshers grounds. Go left (south) of the carousel to the tracks. Motels in Mt. Pleasant are Super 8 (319-385-8888), Best Western (319-385-2102) Comfort Inn (319-385-0571), and the AmericInn (319-385-2004). Carl Schneider is the EC for this excursion. Contact Carl at 515-967-5181 or e-mail motorcarlm9@gmail.com for details.

May 26, 2018 - RED RIVER VALLEY & WESTERN RAILROAD - LAMOURE, NORTH DAKOTA

First Iowa Division will host an excursion from LaMoure, ND to Milner, ND. Set on is scheduled to start at 6:30am. We will depart LaMoure at 8:30 am with a morning break at Oaks, ND and a noon pay for your own buffet at Milner, ND. We will then turn our cars and return to LaMoure with an afternoon break at Oaks at the way back. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 110 miles.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: Set on at the front immediately behind the RR escort.
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: The only motel in LaMoure is the Travel Inn Lodge 701-883-5373.
The price of the trip is $50. Price does not include Meals and motels. Contact event coordinator Dave Voeltz to register since a head count is needed for lunch attendees.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz
EC Dave Voeltz. The only motel in LaMoure is the Travel Inn Lodge 701-883-5373. We will then travel to Britton, SD for a two day excursion on the DMVWRR.

May 27-28, 2018 - DMV&W RAILROAD - BRITTON, SOUTH DAKOTA

The First Iowa Division will host a 2-day ride on the DMV&W Railroad at Britton, SD. We hope to be able to set on Saturday evening from 7 pm to dark. Check trackside or call me at 605-280-5551 for details. Sunday set on will start at 6:30 am north of the elevator in downtown Britton and will cease at 8:15 am when our safety meeting starts. We will depart at 8:30 am. We will travel to the joint track limits east of Aberdeen with a stop both ways at Claremont. We should be back in Britton mid-afternoon where we will take a break before the evening run. Late afternoon we will have a round trip run to Geneseo ND where we will stop for an on your own supper at the local eatery. Departure at 5:15 pm with an anticipated return to Britton at approximately 10 pm. Make sure your head light works properly as we will be traveling in the dark on our return to Britton. Cars will be left on the track at Britton Sunday evening. This is an optional run and those wishing to rest can pull their cars on the siding. Monday, the safety meeting will start at 8:45 with a 9:00 am departure. We will travel the same route as previous evening with a stop at Rutland for on your own rolls and coffee. We will travel to Geneseo, turn our cars, and return to Britton for set off. We should be back in Britton by 1 pm for set off and travel home. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles. Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions: At the front of the group.The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.Additional information: Northern Lights Inn - 605-448-2438 Sunset Motel 800-201-2205 or 605-448-2205. Tyler's Motel 605-448-5723.The price of the trip is $80. Price does not include Meals and motels. Contact event coordinator Dave Voeltz to register since a head count is needed for lunch attendees.


Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz

Contact:

Dave Voeltz

801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone:

605-224-2964 H 605-280-5551 C

E-Mail:

dvoeltz@pie.midco.net





JUNE 23, 2018 - ELLIS & EASTERN RAILROAD - LUVERNE, MN

The First Iowa Division will host a 1-day ride on the Minnesota Southern Railroad. Set on will be at the depot in Luverne, MN from 7:00 to 8:30am with an 8:45am departure. Anyone arriving after 8:30am will not be allowed to participate. There will be two round trips between Luverne and Agate Jct. near Worthington for a total mileage of 120 miles. We will stop in Luverne for a lunch break at the grocery store near the depot. Hyrails are permitted. Motels in Luverne are the Super 8 (507-283-9541) , Grand Stay (507-449-4949), Quality Inn (507-283-9488), or Mom & Pop Place (507-283-2347). The price of this trip is $ 35 . Dave Voeltz is the EC for this event.

Dave Voeltz is the EC for this event.

Contact: Dave Voeltz

801 N. Harrison Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501-2303

Phone 605-224-2964(H) or 605-280-5551(C)

e-mail dvoeltz@pie.midco.net



This is a two day excursion on the rebuilt Dakota Southern Line in central South Dakota. We will cross the mile long Missouri River Bridge at least twice on the excursion. We will set on at the City Shop located on Seaman Ave in Oacoma. Turn off I-90 (Exit 260), drive south one block and turn left on 3rd St, then turn right on Seaman Ave. Friday evening set on from 6:30 to 9:00 pm for early arrivals. Saturday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:15 with a scheduled departure at 8:30am for west Mitchell city limits with stops along the way at White Lake for break and Mt Vernon for lunch on your own. We should return to Oacoma late afternoon and will leave the cars on the track overnight. Sunday safety meeting begins at 8:30 with an 8:45 departure for Presho with a break at Kennebec westbound and bring your own lunch eastbound. We may continue westerly to Vivian depending upon car storage. We should return to Oacoma midafternoon. Itineraries may be flipped dependent upon depending upon shuttle train schedule.
Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 210 miles.
Hyrails permitted with the following restrictions:
The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply.
Additional information: Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Oacoma - (605) 234-4222; Quality Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-5593; Days Inn Oacoma - (605) 734-4100; Cedar Shore Resort Oacoma - (605) 734-6376; Others in Chamberlain, SD (Across the Missouri River)

The price of the trip is $80 prepaid (Refundable until May 17, 2018). . Price includes Ride fees only. Prepayment is required but last minute attendees are welcomed. Send payment to Dave Voeltz, and does not include Meals and motels.
Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz

Contact: Dave Voeltz

801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone: 605-224-2964 H / 605-280-5551 C

E-Mail: dvoeltz@pie.midco.net



AUG. 4, 2018 - VFW RIDE IOWA SOUTHERN RAILROAD - CENTERVILLE, IOWA

The First Iowa Division has again been asked to provided rides to the public for a fund raiser that the VFW hosts for various projects. Set on will begin at 6:30am Saturday morning just south of the water tower in the southeast part of town. Safety meeting will be at 8:30am.

I would like to thank everyone who came out and volunteered their cars and time last year and I hope you can attend this year as we had many riders.

Please note that the VFW Aug.4th ride is not a NARCOA ride nor is it sanctioned by the First Iowa Division.

Motels in Centerville are Super 8 (800-800-8000) and Motel 60 (800-437-7271).




SEPT. 15, 2018 - MINNESOTA PRAIRIE RAILROAD - REDWOOD FALLS, MINNESOTA

This is a one day excursion over the Minnesota Prairie Line in central Minnesota. Saturday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:30 am with a scheduled departure at 8:45am for Belview where we will display our cars during the “Old Sod Days” celebration”. After returning to North Redwood for on your own lunch, we will depart for Winthrop and back before setting off. We will set on at Main St Crossing at North Redwood at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 100 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars. Hyrails permitted. The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply. Additional information: Motels: Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700; Asteria Inn & Suites (formerly Select Inn), Redwood Falls – 507 644-4444; Smart Choice Inn (poor reviews), Redwood Falls – 507-637-3456; Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN (8 miles from set on) – 507-200-3355; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875 The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.

Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz

Contact:

Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone:

605-224-2964 H / 605-280-5551 C

E-Mail: dvoeltz@pie.midco.net


SEPT. 16, 2018 - TWIN CITIES & WESTERN RAILROAD - OLIVIA, MINNESOTA

This is a one day excursion over the Twin Cities & Western’s Line in central Minnesota. Sunday set on begins at 6:30am. Safety meeting starts at 8:30 with a scheduled departure at 8:45am for Montevideo with a break along the way at Sacred Heart. The Milwaukee Road Historical Society will open their facilities for us in Montevideo and we will display our cars to the general public. Lunch will be on your own in Montevideo at the nearby convenience store. We will set on at the N 7th St crossing at Olivia at 6:30am. Departure is scheduled for 8:45am. Approximate round trip mileage for this excursion is 80 miles. This ride is limited to 40 cars. Hyrails permitted. The event is sponsored by First Iowa Division. NARCOA insurance and rules apply. Additional information: Motels: . (16 miles from set on) - Americas Best Value Inn, Morton MN– 507-200-3355. (22 miles from set on) - Redwood Lodge. Redwood Falls - 507-644-5700; Asteria Inn & Suites (formerly Select Inn), Redwood Falls – 507 644-4444; Smart Choice Inn (poor reviews), Redwood Falls – 507-637-3456; The Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Redwood Falls – 507-627-1875. (28 miles from set on) = Granite Falls Super Motel, Granite Falls – 320-564-4075; Viking Sundance Inn, Granite Falls - (320) 564-2411 The price of the trip is $60. Price includes Ride fee, and does not include Meals and motels.

Event Coordinator: Dave Voeltz

Contact:

Dave Voeltz
801 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone:

605-224-2964 H / 605-280-5551 C

E-Mail: dvoeltz@pie.midco.net


OCT. 5-7, 2018 - BLACK HILLS CENTRAL RAILROAD - HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

Friday: Set on begins immediately after departure of the afternoon train. We will depart immediately after the return of the train around 3:30 for a round trip to Keystone. We may have a second set on and round trip that evening depending on schedule and weather.

Saturday: We will have four round trips and will be following the steam train during the third and fourth trips so we will have a tight schedule. We will have a 'bring your own lunch' Saturday noon at the Oblivion siding. Also hoping to have extended time at Keystone on our last trip of the day on Saturday. Some have expressed an interest in riding a couple times and then sitting out the rest of the day. The railroad said they'll have a track you can store your car out of the way while you're gone so we should be able to accommodate those requests.

Sunday: We will have one round trip in the morning and will set off after departure of the morning train. We should be cleared by around 11 am.

I am also requesting that you send the trip payment of $80 to me so I can take care of paying the railroad fee. Please make payments out to First Iowa Division and mail to Dave Voeltz at the address listed below.

Motels in Hill City, SD are:

Holiday Inn Express - 605-574-4040

Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites - 605-547-2577

Super 8 - 605-574-4141

Quality Inn - 605-574-2100

Dave Voeltz is EC for this event.

Contact Dave Voeltz

801 N. Harrison Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone 605-224-2964 (H) or 605-280-5551 (C)

e-mail


OCT. 13, 2018 - FT. LEONARD WOOD ARMY BASE - ST. ROBERT, MISSOURI

Full!!!

The First Iowa Division will host a one day ride on the Fort Leonard Wood Army Base Railroad located in St. Robert, Missouri. We will begin seton at 7:30am with a 9:00am departure after an 8:45am safety meeting. We will ride the 20 mile railroad twice between the base and Bundy Junction for a total of 80 miles. We hope to be back at the seton location by 4:00pm for the setoff. There are no food options along the railroad, so if you wish to eat during the ride please bring your own food and beverages. The cost of the ride is $50. This ride will have a 25 car limit with a wait list. Hi-rails will be allowed only after E.C. approval and will be placed in the front of the group behind the railroad escort hi-rail. All NARCOA rules apply. The cutoff date for registration is July 31. No more registrations will be accepted after this date.

Front gate clearance procedures, FLW base pre-registration, seton location, and other details will be mailed after the cutoff date of July 31st. NOTE: This ride requires all attendees to pre-register online and visit the base welcome center the day before to gain clearance for the ride the following day. If you cannot visit the welcome center the day before, please DO NOT sign up for the ride.

Please note the following circumstances regarding payment and ride fees:

1.) Your payment is your registration. Please send a check payable to FID of $50 to: Stuart Remmers, 1348 Fairlane Ave., Seward, NE 68434.

2.) A full refund will be granted if cancelled on or before July 31.

3.) After July 31, refunds will be handled on a case-to-case basis.

There are several hotels in the St. Robert area. There is a Red Roof Inn (573) 336-2510, Econo Lodge (573) 336-7272, and Liberty Lodge (573) 336-3121 to just name a few.

Excursion Coordinator: Stuart Remmers

Address: 1348 Fairlane Ave, Seward, NE 68434
Phone: (402)-362-7891
Email: traingeek087@hotmail.com

OCT. 14, 2018 - COLUMBIA TERMINAL (COLT) RAILROAD - COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

The First Iowa Division will host a one day ride on the Columbia Terminal Railroad between Columbia, MO and Centralia, MO. We will set on beginning at 7:30am and have a scheduled 9:00am departure after a 8:45am safety meeting for the first run. We will make two runs before lunch between the set on and Centralia. Those wishing to leave before lunch will be allowed to do so after the second run. Those wishing to stay will continue towards Columbia for lunch. We will then make a third run back to Centralia before returning to the set on by late afternoon. There is a Lee's Chicken, Sonic, and gas station at our lunch stop. Total mileage is between 70 and 120 miles, depending on how many runs you participate in. Cost of the ride is $50 . 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 railroad offices on your left. Turn into the lot where we'll be unloading our trailers. The Railroad has requested no hi-rails. Please make out checks payable to FID. Stuart Remmers is the EC for this excursion. There are several motels in Columbia with many at the junction of I-70 and Hwy. 63. There's a Super 8 (1-800-800-8000 or 573-474-8488), Ramada Inn (537-449-0051), and Econo Lodge (573-442-1191) just to name a few.

If you plan on attending, please inform Stuart of your contact information so he can reach you in the case of any unexpected, last minute changes.

Excursion Coordinator: Stuart Remmers

Address: 1348 Fairlane Ave, Seward, NE 68434

Phone: (402)-362-7891

Email: traingeek087@hotmail.com

NOV. 3, 2018 - BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD - BOONE, IOWA

We are closing the 2018 ride season on the B&SVRR. We hope to have three trips during the day and possibly a night run. Enjoy the 156' high bridge and the Des Moines River bridge by the Y-Camp. Round trip mileage is about 20 miles round trip for each run. Set on at the depot will start at 7:00am with a 9:15am departure following a safety meeting in the depot at 9:00am for the first run. Cost of the ride is $30. Current membership in the Iowa Railroad Historical Society ( $25) is a railroad requirement. 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 motorcarlm9@gmail.com .

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.