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, October 14, 2017 A-OK Railroad, McAlester, OK

Excursion Coordinators (EC):  Drake Rice  405-478-3225

This trip will be on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad (A-OK).  We will travel eastward on the ex-Rock Island Railroad trackage that A-OK operates. Total mileage for Saturday will be 92 miles.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – McAlester, OK to Red Oak, OK – 92 miles Round Trip.

Set On Location:  5th Street Crossing, between E. Choctaw Ave and E. Chickasaw Ave. McAlester, OK. Directions:  5th street runs north/south 1 block south of US 270 (Carl Albert Pkwy) that is the main east/west street in downtown McAlester.  The crossing is four lanes but only two are used and this is not a major north south street in McAlester.  Flagers will be needed for safety issues while off loading and on loading our equipment.  We will be able to park our trucks and trailers on the railroad right of way or the Parking lot, which can be seen from the set on location which is south and west of this point and behind the building at 10 S 3rd Street in McAlester.  Permission has been given by the lot owner to use their lot.

Meet Information

Start Set On:               8:00 AM

Safety Meeting:          8:50 AM

Departure:                   9:00 AM

Approximate Return:  5:00 PM

From the set on location in McAlester (mile post 366) we will go east towards Wilburton (mp 335.6), where we will have a rest stop. Wilburton where the A-OK offices and shops are located, we will continue on east to Red Oak (mp 322.8) for lunch.  In Red Oak across the highway from the small rail yard is a service station that has lunch items.  The lunch break will be 1 hour.  Then we will proceed back to Wilburton for a short stop and then return to McAlester.  We should return around 4:00 PM and be clear of the tracks by 5:00 PM.

Cost:             $40.00 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

AmericInn Lodge, Breakfast is included in this cost), 918-426-1300, 609 S. George Nigh Expy;  Motels-Hiway Inn & Suites, 918-423-7170, 419 S. George Nigh Expy; 69 Hwy Holiday Inn Express, 918-302-0001, 650 S. George Nigh Expry.  Four miles further south Days Inn, 918-426-5050, 1217 S. George Nigh Expy.  There are a number of other motels like Hampton, Comfort, etc.

For ORM membership information, click here. You may pay online or mail ORM memberships to Charles Price, Treasurer care of the museum.


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