To plan an excursion, start by visiting NARCOA’s upcomming excursion page. If you prefer to only see excursions for your area of the country, consider visiting an affiliate’s page. Since I live in Northern California, I also visit Motorcar Operators West, Pacific Railcar Operators, Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society and Southwest Railcar Ltd.

Take the time to prepare for an excursion in advance. You will be less rushed as the trip approaches and you will be much more relaxed during the excursion since you have confidence in the performance of your motorcar.

Consider what advanced preparations you may need to make in the months, weeks and days before attending a motorcar excursion.

The NARCOA form below is a great pre-inspection checklist to double check your hard work. In addition to using it to inspect your motorcar before the official inspection by the Event Coordinator at an excursion, I suggest using it before leaving home for an excursion. You can even create your own checklist of things to bring on your trip (snacks, extra water, etc.) since many areas are remote and inaccessible.

  • Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific – Felton, CA (2011)
  • Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad – Folsom, CA (2011)
  • El Dorado Western Railway – Shingle Springs, CA (2011)
  • Niles Canyon Railway – Sunol, CA (2011)
  • Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad – Folsom, CA (2012)

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