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WCRG Track Car (Motorcar) Excursion Information


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 (two million when railroad requested) 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

Track Car Excursion Operating Rules & Standards Rulebook**      

Track Car Excursion Operating Rules & Standards Worksheet**

Excursion Participant Registration Form**


Excursion Participant Agreement Form**

Excursion Participant Release Form** 

Track Car Inspection Form** 

Track Car Check List

Required Radio Channels for WCRG Excursions

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 July 22th, 2021)


Virginia & Truckee Railroad Honor Flight Nevada Fundraiser Excursion September 10th-12th, 2021


The Virginia & Truckee Railroad excursion will be a 100 mile excursion with two round trips from Virginia City to Carson City each day, including an optional Friday afternoon round trip to Scales. The excursion will benefit Honor Flight Nevada. Local Veterans will be invited to ride along during the excursion. The Excursion fee will be $215.00. 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  

WCRG Excursion Participant Safety Adviso
WCRG Excursion Particiant Safety Advisor
WCRG Excursion Particpant Safety Advisor

Upcoming Motorcar Excursion Flyers

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