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

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

ORM is an affiliate of NARCOA and this trip will be on the Farmrail Railroad.  Person must be a member of ORM (museum membership is $36.00 and seniors 65+ $30.00, forms available on website). The Saturday trip will be southward out of Clinton on the ex-Frisco trackage to Snyder, Ok and return, while the Sunday trip will be from Clinton to Erick on the ex-Rock Island Line.  The total mileage for the two runs will be approximately 245 miles.  Please note, set on will be at the Farmrail Shops on the East side of Clinton.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Clinton to Snyder– Round trip 126 miles

Set on Location:  Set On Location:  100 block E. Hayes.  Directions, Hayes runs east west 3 blocks south of Business Loop I-40.  From Bus. I-40, go south on 2nd street, 3 blocks, then turn left on Hayes.  We will be able to park on railroad property.  On Saturday return, we may be able to leave our units on the track overnight, but will not know till set on.

Meet Information:   Start Set On:        7:30 AM

Safety Meeting:  8:20AM

Departure:           8:30AM

Approx. Return   6:00 PM

Trip will proceed south from the Farmrail Shops in Clinton on the old Frisco Main to Snyder.  There will be a short rest stop in Rocky, then on to Snyder for a lunch stop.  We will return and plan a short stop in Rocky or Cordell then continue north back to Clinton arriving before 5:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Clinton to Erick, OK – Round trip 120 miles

Sunday Set On Location:  At the Farmrail Shops, 100 block E. Hayes.

Start Set On:               7:30 AM

Safety Meeting           8:15 AM

Departure                    8:30 AM

Approximate return     5:30 PM

Sunday’s trip will be west on the former Rock Island Line to Erick.  We will have a break at Elk City near the Wal-Mart Super Center and use a Hy-rail to the Super Center and then back to our units.   Then continue on to Erick where we will turn the units.  There is a Subway location in Erick.   After we have lunch we will return back to Elk City stopping by the Hutch Station for a break.  We will use a Hy-rail to go to the Hutch Station.

Cost:    $20.00 donation to the Oklahoma Railway Museum, $50.00 to Farmrail.  Total $70.00 covers both days.  Please have correct change if possible. Checks are acceptable, one for Farmrail and one for ORM.

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. Please make sure your car is in good running order.  All units will be checked prior to the run.    Also remember that flashing amber lights are required on all equipment, this is a Farmrail Safety Directive, no exceptions.

Motels:  Days Inn 866-601-9330, 1220 S. 10th Street.  Located exit 65A; Ramada Inn, 580-323-2010, 2140 W. Gary Blvd., located exit 65 off I-40.  Hampton Inn, 2000 Lexington, 580-323-4267 is south of the Ramada Inn by Montana Mikes Restaurant.  There are other motels in Clinton.  Super 8, Holiday Inn Express and several others.

 

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