Motor Car Excursions

Farmrail-Sayre-OK-RI-Depot-2015About Our Upcoming Motor Car Excursions

ORM is an affiliate of NARCOA and  person must be a member of ORM to participate


Saturday March 18, 2017

Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad – Harrah, Oklahoma

Excursion Coordinators (EC):  Drake Rice drake.rice@cox.net  405-478-3225

This will be a trip on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad (A-OK) from Harrah, OK traveling westward on the ex-Rock Island Railroad trackage that A-OK operates to Midwest City, Ok and then return through Harrah and on to Shawnee, OK and return to Harrah. Total mileage will be 68 miles round Trip.

Set On Location: Main Street crossing, at the Harrah Museum in the old Rock Island Depot, Harrah, OK. Directions: Main Street runs east/west, 1 block east of Business US 270 the major street through Harrah in the heart of the downtown area. This is a side street and parking is available at the Jorski Mill (however we cannot block customers from coming in) which is the tallest structure in town. The set on crossing is two lanes but this is a very low use street, but it is a Saturday so flaggers will be needed for safety issues while off loading and on loading our equipment. We hope to be able to park our trucks and trailers in the parking lot at the grain elevator which is at the crossing. Permission is being sought from the owner to use their area.

Meet Information

Start Set On: 8:30 AM

Safety Meeting: 9:15 AM

Departure: 9:30 AM

Approximate Return: 4:00 PM

From the set on location in Harrah (mile post 466.1) we will go west towards Oklahoma City to (mp 480.0), where we will have a turn-around point. We will then return east to Choctaw, OK for break. In Choctaw several places across the street from the tracks for break activities. After a short break we will proceed east back through Harrah to Shawnee, Oklahoma (mp 448.0). There we will turn around and break for lunch. There are a few restaurants close to the tracks, you can purchase your lunch in Choctaw or bring it with you with you. Lunch break will be 1 hour. Then we will proceed back to Harrah. Since this is a Saturday, many urban and rural crossings, traffic may be heavy so we will need to be alert.

Cost: $20.00 Payable to the Oklahoma Railway Museum

Other Requirements: Must be a member of ORM

Valid NARCOA insurance card and operator’s certificate required

NARCOA rulebook 8.0 in effect for this event

There are many places to stay in Midwest City, OK, along I-40, which is approximately 12 miles from the set on point. Hampton Inn of Midwest City, 1833 Center Dr., 405-732-5500; Comfort Inn, 5653 Tinker Diagonal, 405-733-1444; Super 8, 6821 SE 29th Street, 405-737-

8880 are a few.

If you need ORM membership information, go to the website; www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org and it is available. Mail ORM memberships to: Charles Price, Treasurer; Oklahoma Railway Museum, 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73111.

This memberships will be for 2017.

Please e-mail me and let me know if you are coming and also obtain forms from NARCOA website for motor car inspection. I will have the release forms.


Saturday, April 22 & Sunday April 23, 2017 Farmrail Railroad, Clinton, OK

DETAILS TO COME

Excursion Coordinators (EC):  Drake Rice drake.rice@cox.net  405-478-3225; EC Jay Hastings jay_hastin@yahoo.com 918-440-5579


Other Requirements:  Must be a member of ORM; valid NARCOA Insurance card and Operators certification; NARCOA rulebook 8.0 in effect for this event.  Please print out an inspection sheet and do your pre-run check.  All units will be checked prior to the run.  Please make sure your unit is in good operating order.  Also remember that flashing amber lights are required on all equipment, this is a Farmrail Safety Directive, no exceptions.

 

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