RIDE SCHEDULE 2017

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

APRIL 29, 2017 - BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD - BOONE, IOWA

We are starting out the 2017 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 27-28, 2017 - DAKOTA SOUTHERN RAILROAD - OACOMA, SOUTH DAKOTA

Details to follow.

AUG. 4-5, 2017 - VFW RIDE IOWA SOUTHERN RAILROAD - CENTERVILLE, IOWA

SEPT. 2-3, 2017 - DMV&W RAILROAD - BRITTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
Details to follow.

SEPT. 4, 2017 - Sisseton & Milbank Railroad - MILBANK, SOUTH DAKOTA
Details to follow.

SEPT. 22-24, 2017 - MINNESOTA PRAIRIE RAILROAD - REDWOOD FALLS, MINNESOTA
Details to follow.

OCT. 14, 2017 - COLUMBIA TERMINAL (COLT) RAILROAD - 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 after a 7:45am safety meeting for the first run. We will run this line two times during the day. Each run is approximately 37 miles round trip so our grand total for the day will be about 74 miles. There's a Lee's Chicken across the street for our lunch break between runs. 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. No hirails! Please make out checks payable to FID. Frosty Farrell 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 Econ Lodge (573-442-1191) just to name a few. Contact Carl Schneider at 515-967-5181 or e-mail motorcarlm9@gmail.com for further information.

OCT. 15, 2017 - FT. LEONARD WOOD ARMY BASE - FT. LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI

Due to increasing security restrictions accessing the base, we will no longer be able to offer this excursion.

NOV. 4, 2017 - BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD - BOONE, IOWA

We are closing the 2017 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.