2018 Excursions

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Midwest Railway Preservation Society
2800 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH

The New Jersey TrackCar Excursions (NJTE) invites you to participate in Track Car Day event on Saturday, May 12 th, 2018 at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society located in Cleveland, OH.

There is a maximum of 10 motorcar participants. There is no cost for this event. We will give rides and share our hobby with rail fans. If you cannot bring a motor car, please come and support our hobby at this event, and enjoy a day to learn about the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

This is a NARCOA insured event. All applicable NARCOA and NJTE rules apply, as well as other rules required by the host railroad.

Come join NJTE and have a wonderful day promoting our railroading hobby.

Contact: Ken Ciparis
      Knascipa@verizon.net
      732-618-4286


Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad (Pennsylvania)

New Jersey Trackcar Excursions is pleased to announce a 1-day, approximately 130 mile run over the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

This excursion is being done in conjunction with the NEREX excursion on Saturday, June 2, 2018, on the former Erie RR 48 mile RT ride from Honesdale to Lackawaxen and back on the Stourbridge line. More information and signup is available on the NEREX website

On Sunday we will have an early set-on in Scranton, (starting at 5:30AM), and the safety meeting will be at 07:00 am, as we must leave by 7:15 AM. We will head east on the D&L through beautiful countryside, along the river, through at least one tunnel, past many restored stations through places with names like Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Moscow as we head for the Delaware Water Gap. We will make a lunch stop at Stroudsburg, and have been told that the Stroudsburg Tower will be opened for us there as well. We will make our turn at Point of Gap, and return again through the breathtaking Pennsylvania countryside traveling the route of the 'Phoebe Snow'. Truly a great day on the rails that awaits us!

The price of the excursion is $250. There is a 35 car limit and a non-mentoring run. As usual, this is a NARCOA insured excursion. All applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad. Cars and paperwork will be checked/inspected, and those not up to standard may be refused permission to set-on. Safety meeting must be attended as well.

Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: safety vests, hard soled over ankle shoes; hi-rails and heavy cars are with permission only. Radios are strongly encouraged. Cars must be able to be easily turned, and must be reliable. You must be able to maintain 25 MPH on this run. We will be interfacing with train traffic, so breakdowns cannot be afforded. Well behaved children over 10 years old are welcome.

Click here to sign up by mail Click here to sign up online

Contact: Ken Ciparis
      Knascipa@verizon.net
      732-618-4286

Contact: David Sigafoose
      excursions@njtrackcars.org
      908-625-6282



Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 2018
Steamtown National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)

Please join New Jersey Trackcar Excursions (NJTE) to visit the Steamtown National Historic Site as invited guests. We will show off our unusual hobby, and share with the railroading public what our sppeders did and their history, who NARCOA is, what we do and more. Can you help be a "Grandy Dancer", swing a spike hammer?

There is a 12 car limit and no cost for this event. We will be on a section of tracks behind the shops as well as through the shops to demonstrate our cars, and we will be looking for different cars from over the years, so you must contact either EC for approval to attend with your car. Good public skills are also required. Set up and set on will be Saturday at Scranton, PA around 7 a.m., and departure Sunday afternoon. If you can't bring a car, come out and support our hobby at this great event. This park is great to spend the day just walking around and seeing the huge railroad history and locomotives, shops, etc., so be part of it! As an aside, last year the park loved us, and wants us back again!

The event is sponsored by New Jersey Trackcar Excursions (NJTE). It is a NARCOA insured excursion, and all applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad.
Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: safety vests and hard soled over ankle shoes; radio is required. Hi-rails are permitted with the following restrictions: FRA and NARCOA Compliant. NARCOA professionalism is expected and required on this run.

Contact: Ken Ciparis
      Knascipa@verizon.net
      732-618-4286

Contact: David Sigafoose
      excursions@njtrackcars.org
      908-625-6282


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