WCRG MOTORCAR EXCURSION ON THE VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD
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WCRG Track Car (Motorcar) Excursion Information
WCRG'S SAFETY COMMITMENT TO OUR EXCURSION PARTICIPANTS:
Excursion participants are reminded that they, as individuals, have the authority to stop any excursion, at any time, when the safety of the excursion is in doubt, a mechanical problem distracts the operator from safety operating, or anytime clarification is needed regarding rules for safe operating practices. No excursion schedule is so urgent, no train meet so important, that we cannot take the time to operate safely over our host railroads. EVERY excursion. EVERY time.
WCRG offers track car excursion services, including excursion planning, track car excursion operating rules & standards, as well as providing trained and qualified railroad personnel to safely operate track car excursions over host railroads throughout the West. WCRG excursions operate with our Track Car Excursion Operating Rules and Standards Rulebook in effect 1-1-19. Rules and regulations of other organizations do not apply to WCRG excursions. Rulebooks, forms and excursion schedules are below. To register or for general questions on WCRG excursions email WCRG at:
Insurance Information For Track Car (Motorcar) Excursions:
WCRG track car excursions operate with a one million dollar insurance policy that covers damages to the host railroad/third parties in the unlikely event damage/injury occurs during a WCRG excursion. WCRG does not charge a yearly membership fee, nor do we require track car excursion participants to purchase a yearly insurance policy. Insurance premiums are paid from the excursion registration fees. The employee in charge of each excursion, as well as the host railroad retain the certificate of insurance/proof of coverage during each excursion. Like other organizations that provide track car excursions, each participant signs a release of liability and agreement, holding the excursion organizer (WCRG) as well as the host railroad harmless for any claims for property damage or personal injury. Track car excursion participants further agree that track car excursion insurance only covers the host railroad/third parties and provides no coverage to excursion participants for damage or personal injury to track car operators or their passengers, guests, etc. WCRG, as a private organization, does not release internal documents, including but not limited to: insurance premiums, insurance agents, insuring underwriters, legal documents, agreements, or other insurance instruments to individual track car participants.
WCRG Track Car Excursion Documents. Click On Document To Download
**Required Document to Participate in WCRG Excursions
WCRG offers motorcar shunt kits for sale in our company store. The kit comes with everything needed to install shunt's on a motorcar for WCRG excursions. Click on WCRG company store for more info.
Excursion Schedule: (Updated May 1st, 2021)
Indian Hills Spur Test & Tune Day June 5th, 2021
WCRG, together with Railroad Education and Preservation Society (REPS) host "Test & Tune Day" on the Indian Hills spur track in Ione, CA. Indian Hills spur is located three miles outside the city of Ione, CA. The spur is just over 1/2 of mile long, and will give operators a chance to work on their motorcar while on the tracks, and test it out in a non excursion environment with no time constraints often encountered during excursion service. This will also give new operators a chance to learn how to operate their car if new to excursions, or a new car they want to run. All in a low key environment with no rush. Help with minor repairs and maintenance will also be available. The event will start at 10:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM. We are also planning a dinner get together in Ione after the event. The cost will be $20.00 per car. Scroll down page for flyer.
Goose Lake Railway Mighty Oaks Foundation Fundraiser Excursion June 18th, and 19th, 2021
The Goose Lake Railway excursion will be a 130 mile excursion with a 25 mile trip from Lakeview to State line Recreation Area and return Friday. Saturdays excursion will operate from Lakeview to Alturas, and return. The excursion will benefit the Mighty Oaks Foundation. The excursion fee will be $255.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Honor Flight Nevada Fundraiser Excursion July 9th-11th, 2021
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad excursion will be a 100 mile excursion with two round trips from Virginia City to Carson City each day. A Saturday evening BBQ will also be included for all excursion participants, as well as local Veterans. The excursion will benefit Honor Flight Nevada. Local Veterans will be invited to ride along during the excursion. The Excursion fee will be $210.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.
Nevada State Railroad Museum October 16th and 17th, 2021
The Nevada State Railroad Museum excursion will be in conjunction with the museums harvest trains. Motorcars will operate on the museums track both days between the steam powered harvest train. Excursion fee will be $55.00. Scroll down for excursion flyer.
Nevada Southern Railway October 30th and 31st, 2021
The Nevada Southern Railway excursion will be a two day event, operating over the rail line from Boulder City, to Railroad Pass and return. Three trips each day with a Saturday evening run included. The excursion fee will be $55.00, that includes a donation to the Museum. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.
Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific (Roaring Camp Railroads) November 6th, 2021
The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific excursion will be a one day event, with two round trips from Felton to Santa Cruz and return. The excursion fee will be $115.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.
For past excursions click on past events tab at top of page.
Notice: Registered excursion participants that cancel with less than 30 days notice will be required to place a non refundable deposit of $50.00 when signing up for any future excursions.
Important Safety Advisories For Excursion Participants
Upcoming Motorcar Excursion Flyers