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WCRG MOTORCAR EXCURSION ON THE VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD

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WCRG Excursion Information & Excursion Schedule


WCRG is the only organization providing trained, professional railroaders on every excursion we host, because there is nothing better than a qualified railroader on the job.

WCRG'S SAFETY VISION FOR EXCURSION OPERATIONS:

WCRG believes every accident or injury is preventable. Our vision is that WCRG will operate free of accidents and injuries. WCRG will achieve this vision through:

A culture that makes safety our highest priority, through continuous self examination to the effectiveness of our operating practices and performance.

 

An operating environment that provides the resources, tools, and knowledge for every excursion participant, while eliminating known hazards and implementing proper safeguards for continued safe operations.

 

Training and continual knowledge available to every excursion participant to make safety essential to every excursion.

 

Empowered excursion participants, where excursion participants are always encouraged and supported to take the safe course, including stopping operations when necessary for clarification on operating practices, rules compliance, or when the safety of the excursion, host railroad, or general public is in doubt.

 

WCRG'S SAFETY COMMITMENT TO 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 safely 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.

 

 Information For Track Car (Motorcar) Excursions:

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. 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:

  WCRGEXCURSIONS@GMAIL.COM

 

WCRG track car excursions operate with a one million dollar insurance policy (two million when railroad requested) that covers damages to the host railroad/third parties in the unlikely event property damage and/or personal 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. Like other organizations that provide track car excursions, each participant signs a WCRG General Release Of Liability And Hold Harmless Agreement, holding 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 property damage and/or personal injury to track car operators or their passengers.

WCRG Track Car Excursion Documents. Click On Document To Download

NOTICE: All documents listed below are for the exclusive use of WCRG excursion participants only. All documents are subject to copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without express written consent of WCRG.

 

WCRG Excursions Public Informational Flyer

WCRG Excursion Participant Safety Advisory Packet 

 

WCRG Track Car Excursion Operating Rules & Standards Rulebook**

 

WCRG Track Car Excursion Operating Rules & Standards Transition Guide**

WCRG Track Car Excursion Operating Rules & Standards Worksheet**

WCRG Excursion Participant Registration Form**

     

WCRG Excursion Participant General Release Of Liability And Hold Harmless Agreement Form**

     

WCRG Track Car Inspection Form** 

WCRG New Track Car Operator Orientation & Check Ride Form**

WCRG Examples Of Flags, Lights, Derails, and Track Structures

WCRG Track Car Check List

WCRG Set-On Check List

WCRG Passenger Information

WCRG Required Radio Channels for WCRG Excursions

WCRG Turntable Ignition Interlock Wiring Diagram

WCRG Turntable Ignition Interlock Demonstration Video

WCRG Les King Turntable Single Bolt Base Plate Modification (Willits Modification)

WCRG Shunting Requirements/Instructions for Excursion Participant's Track Cars
 

**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 6th, 2024)

Goose Lake Railway Lake County Christmas For Kids/Toys For Tots Excursion Fundraiser June 21st-22nd 2024

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 Lake County Christmas For Kids/Toys For Tots. The excursion fee will be $275.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.

 

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Honor Flight Nevada/Stephanie Parker Memorial Excursion Fundraiser July 19th-21st 2024

 

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad excursion will be a 100 mile excursion with two round trips from Virginia City to Carson City each day. Optional Friday afternoon trip from Virginia City to Scales. A Saturday evening dinner 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 $355.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.  

Nevada Southern Railway Rebecca Wellet Memorial Excursion October 25th-27th, 2024

The Nevada Southern Railway excursion will be a three day excursion, operating over the rail line from Boulder City, to Railroad Pass and return. Three trips each day with evening runs included. The excursion fee will be $145.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.

Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific (Roaring Camp Railroads) November 2nd, 2024

The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific excursion will be a one day excursion, with two round trips from Felton to Santa Cruz and return. The excursion fee will be $150.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer. 

Niles Canyon Railway Hybrid Rides For The Public/Excursion November 3rd, 2024

The Niles Canyon Railway excursion will be a one day excursion. Excursion participants will provide seats for Niles Canyon Railway guests in the morning, followed by one round trip from Niles to Verona and return for excursion participants and passengers. The excursion fee will be $75.00. If you are not able to provide seats, the fee will be $100.00. Scroll down page for excursion flyer.

Notice: Registered excursion participants that cancel with less than 30 days notice will be required to place a non refundable deposit of $100.00 when signing up for any future excursions. 

 Important Safety Advisories For Excursion Participants  

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Upcoming Motorcar Excursion Flyers

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