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Nov-Dec 2020  -  ARTICLES: Annual Meeting Plan, Company Store, President's Message, From the Editor, NARCOA Officials, The NARCOA Advantage, Directors’ Messages, Safety Update, Special Delivery MT-14G, Through the Woods to Coos Bay, Electric Starter for an RKB, Weed Sprayer Construction, MT-14 Ride and Mechanical stress Considerations, Teddy Bear Express to Coos Bay, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, How did you join the hobby?- Cheryl Wojcik, Shortlines- Midwestern adventures

Sep-Oct 2020  -  ARTICLES:   West Virginia Central, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Company Store, Election Results, How did you join the hobby?- Bill Schertle, Running within COVID-19 rules at Napa Valley Wine Train, Two stroke Maintenance and Operation, Revised wheel tools, Keeping NARCOA Rolling, Upcoming Excursions, Street tires on a Motorcar, Suppliers, West Tocoi & Bostwick RR, Shortlines- First Iowa Division charitable contributions

Jul-Aug 2020 - ARTICLES:  Website Updated, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Safety Begins at Home by Inspecting your Motorcar, Insurance Coverage, A New Member's Experience Tips and Tricks, What's in your Toolbox?, Northeast Oregon Excursion to Joseph, How did you join the hobby? -Mike Mullins and Dave Klein, Fairmont Transmission Venting, Quarantine Project Update M19D, Upcoming Excursions, Company Store, Suppliers, NARCOA is back on the rails with NCRA

Mar-Apr 2020 -  ARTICLES: NCTM Spring Open House, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Safety at Seton, Getting to Know NARCOA- Mentoring, Company Store, Radio Etiquette, Short Lines- A-OK RR, Ogeechee RR, Getting Mentored, Hank Brown Award, How did you join the hobby?- John Sorrells, Upcoming Excursions, Run Full: Waiting List Started?, Suppliers, Cowboy Sub in Oklahoma, Short Lines- Napa Valley RR

Jan-Feb 2020 - ARTICLES: Toys for Tots in PA, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Public Relations Update, Safe Following Distances, Columbia Basin RR, Getting to Know NARCOA- Affiliates, Company Store, How did you join the hobby?- Linus Mastis first 16 Days, Setting Gauge and Alignment, Nominations for Directors, Sealing Transmission Shift Rod Leaks, Mt. Hood Railroad, Upcoming Excursions, Membership promotion, Suppliers, Short Lines- NEREX in VT

Nov-Dec 2019  -  ARTICLES: Annual Meeting News from Chicago, New President's Message- Ross Baxter, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Safety Update- Winter motorcar maintenance, NARCOA says thanks to Everett RR, Getting to Know NARCOA- Membership Committee, Company Store, La Veta Pass, How did you join the hobby?- Harry Fischer, Minutes of Annual Meeting, Turntable Safety – Questions, DuPont type analysis, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Hobby or Obsession?- Motorcar parts Phil Hopper Browns inventory , Short Lines- SERO on Autauga Northern

Sept-Oct 2019  - ARTICLES: Camp Fire- Paradise California wildfire escape, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Annual Meeting Notice, Directors’ Messages, Election Results, Adding oil filtration to an Onan CCKB, Short Lines-Central Montana, Canadian Summer- Saskatchewan Great Sandhills, Northern Nevada Railway & Eastern Idaho RR, Ontario Northland- Ontario, How did you join the hobby?- Vic Thies, Jim Wilson, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Ladies Trio Vermont, Toledo Train Day- Rides for the public

July-Aug 2019 -  ARTICLES: Train Day at the Santa Fe Depot Texas RPI, President's Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages- Turntable safety by Ross Baxter & Stay Alert by Brian Davis, Safety Rear End Collisions, Annual Meeting Notice, Company Store, ASLRRA Convention, HRA Convention, Short Lines, How did you join the hobby?, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Reading, Blue Mt. & Northern RR

May-Jun 2019  - ARTICLES: President’s Message- ASLRRA & HRA shows, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Trailer Wiring Damage, Transcontinental Motorcar Transport, Motorcar Damage Insurance, Company Store, Speeders on the Rails- South Branch Valley WV, How did you join the hobby?- John Stephens & Bill Andrews, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Amador Central 

Mar-Apr 2019 - ARTICLES: Insurance Deadline, Nominations for Directors, President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages- Avoid Rear End Collisions by Ross Baxter, Turntable Hydraulic Cylinder rebuild, Napa Valley Excursion CA, Promoting NARCOA at a Train Show, Weed Mower Rebuild, Hank Brown Award, Upcoming Excursions, Free Membership, Suppliers, How did you join the hobby?- Rob Baur, Company Store, St. Marys Railroad GA

Jan-Feb 2019 - ARTICLES: Company Store, New Member Campaign, President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Nominations for Directors, Grand Canyon Excursion AZ, Heritage Rail Alliance Conference, North to Alaska, Old Sod Excursion on Twin Cities & Western in SD, Scale Model Auction Entry by John Brown, Toys for Tots in PA, Fire Safety Training, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers

Nov - Dec 2018  -  ARTICLES: Leaders & Attendees photos, President’s Message, From the Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, ASLRRA Meeting, Operator Testing, Northwest Fall Excursion Eastern WA, NARCOA Company Store, Annual Meeting Minutes, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Indiana Eastern Excursion, Member's View of the Annual Meeting, Hank Brown Award to John Gonder

Sep - Oct 2018 -  ARTICLES:  Quebec Central Railway, President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages- Trailer Brake adjusters by Tom Stallings, Election Results, Directors at Large Selection, NEREX on the Vermont Rail System, Track Warrants, NARCOA Company Store, Upcoming Excursions, Tamper Speeder Restoration- Patience Pays Off, Suppliers, Nevada Northern Railway

Jul - Aug 2018 -  ARTICLES:  Great Smoky Mtn. RR NC, President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, Election Notice, ORM on the A-OK, ASLRRA Convention, Florida Short Lines, Boone and Central RR Iowa, Coopersville & Maine in Michigan, Towing Safety on the Highway- a trailer failure, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Prairie ND, Seeking New Members at Railfests, Upcoming Excursions, Western Railway Excursion CA, NARCOA Company Store, Suppliers, Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad

May - Jun 2018  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Hank Brown Award to Bobby Moreman, Insurance Cards Online, Brown RR Equip. Auction, Recruiting New Members at Model Railroad Shows, Must I Buy Insurance?, Think Safety, Turntable Deployment Warning Light, Thanks and Farewell from Jim Eble, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Mar - Apr 2018  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message- Volunteerism, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages Inspections are Critical by Tom Stallings, New Safety Director, NARCOA Insurance History, Fillmore and Western CA, Thread Problems on Brake Rods, Police Themed Speeder is a Blast from the Past, Let's not meet by Accident, First trip to Farmrail in OK, Diesel vs Gas Motorcar engines, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jan - Feb 2018  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, New Safety Director Bryan Adams, Operations Manual 8.1, Brake Rigging Safety Wire Joe Speeder, Chain Gang Rail Expansion Woe, Toys for Tots National Summary, History of NARCOA Pt 11, Clutch Linkage Solution, Upcoming Excursions, Editor Job Description, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Nov - Dec 2017  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Annual Meeting Minutes, CM&Q Railway Joe Speeder, Joe Speeder, History of NARCOA Pt 11 Up,coming Excursions, Editor Job Description, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Sep - Oct 2017  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Announcements, Joe Speeder, Railfanning Namibia, Coos Bay, White Pass and Yukon, History of NARCOA Pt 1, Cooking on the Rails, The New Member, Amador Central, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

July - Aug 2017 -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Announcments!, Joe Speeder, First Run in Michigan, Safety Message - Flagging, Dakota Southern Excursion, History of The SETOFF Pt 3, ASLRR Convention, HRA Convention, Gauging: Shim It!, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

May - Jun 2017   -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Ballots are Coming!, Joe Speeder, Policy Book Changes, History of The SETOFF 2, Hank Brown Nominations, Piston Power, Dream Fulfilled, Safety Message part II, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store 

Mar - Apr 2017  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Spouses need Insurace?, Copies of The SETOFF?, Safety, Joe Speeder, Travesia Ferroviaria, Fairmont Derrick, History of The SETOFF, The SETOFF, Chapter 1, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jan - Feb 2017   -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, The Shiny Wheel & Dan Berg, Nominations are Open, Operator Testing, Membership Expansion, Do you have Email Issues?, Operation Lifesaver, Joe Speeder, A Wife's View, Toys for Tots, Down Under Rails, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Nov - Dec 2016 -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Safety Message, Shiny Wheel & Hank Brown, Joe Speeder, Black Hills Central, Kokomo, Annual Meeting Minutes, Amadore Central, Upcoming Excursions, Winterize your Belt car, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store 

Sep - Oct 2016  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Safety Message, Toys For Tots, NARCOA Spouse Question, Joe Speeder, Fillmore and Western, Roadrunners Come North, South Branch at 30, Providence and Worcester, A First Trip Report, Blue Rock Curve, Fijian Motorcars, Upcoming Excursions, Delorme InReach, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

July - Aug 2016  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Safety Message, Shiny Wheel Award, How do you Thank Your EC?, Membership Expansion, Fillmore and Western, Dakota Northern, American Shortlines Conf, Annual Meeting Announcement ,Photo Contest Winner, Joe Speeder, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

May - Jun 2016  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Safety Message, New Operator Testing Method, Did you Lose your Card?, Hank Brown Award Process, Odd Area Ballots, Mentoring Update, American Shortlines, MRL Letters, Port Alberni Subdivision, Border Pacific, Joe Speeder, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, Editor's Photo Contest, NARCOA Company Store

Mar - Apr 2016  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Shiny Wheel Award, Safety Message, Joe Speeder, Odd Area Nominations Open, Recertification Info, Toys for Tots Program, Turkey Trot, Gandy Dancers at Work, Radios, Part 2, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jan - Feb 2016  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Spouse definition, Joe Speeder, Mentoring Report, Shiny Wheel Awards, Amador Central Report, Membership Committee, WNYP National Train Day, Tri State Tour, Trains For Tots #1, Trains For Tots #2, History of the Railroad Radio, Optimizing Railcar Radios, Moutain Pulley Differences, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Nov - Dec 2015  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Shiny Wheel Award, 2015 Hank Brown Award, Membership Campaign, Tentative Rule Changes, Release Form Update, Other Meeting Topics, Idaho Northern & Pacific, Warren Froese Remembered, A New Member Story, 2015 Annual Mtg Minutes, 2105 Email Meeting Minutes, Adirondack Scenic Railroad, A-OK Railroad, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Sept - Oct 2015  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Newest Affiliate, Joe Speeder, Autauga Northern Railroad, Marriage on the Rails, Pines to the Prairies, Jersey Folks goin’ Tar Heel, Motorcar Fuel Systems, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jul - Aug 2015  -  ARTICLES: NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Joe Speeder, Directors’ Messages, Many Waters in Washington, Great Smoky Mountains Digs, Colorado Narrow Gauge, Steamtown 2014, NARCOA in New Mexico, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

May - Jun 2015  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, What are these Stickers??, Election Announcement, Joe Speeder, Texas Trifecta, Colorado Trip, Ignition Coil, Woodings Bearing Service, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Mar - Apr 2015  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Letter to the editor, Joe Speeder, Saratoga & North Creek, RPI Awakens a Sleeping Line, Great Sandhills, NARCOA at A Train Show, Great Start to the New Year, Vancouver Island, Australian Bearing Setup, Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jan - Feb 2015  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Nominations are Open, Requirements Down Under, The Notebook, Go By Train Event, NY, Susquehanna & Western, Minnesota Prairie Lines, Answering the Call, Conway Scenic Trip, My First Putt Putt, Looking for New Members , Upcoming Excursions, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Nov - Dec 2014  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, Letter to the Editor, Warren Froese Obituary, The Last Ride, Proposed Rule Book Changes, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes, Help NARCOA, Job #1, SAFETY, Motorcar Cruisin’, Outsiders View of NARCOA, WNY&PA Meadville, Napa Valley and Shunting, NARCOA Excursion Listings, How To Add Underseat Storage, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Sep - Oct 2014  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, EC Tech & Operator Awareness, The Judicial Committee, An Outreach for New Members, Big Sky & Great Western Rwy, Great Sandhills Rwy, Great Smokey Mountain RR, Eastern Washington Gateway, Great Lake Central RR, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Jul - Aug 2014  -  ARTICLES:  President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, EC Tech, SETOFF Support Discussion, Onan Instrumentation How To, Two For One, Palouse Rive & Coulee City, IONE Railfair, WNY&P RR with NEREX, Care of Canvas Curtains, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

May Jun 2014  -  ARTICLES:  President’s Message, From The Editor, NARCOA Officials, Directors’ Messages, NARCOA Demographics, Motorcar Meet Etiquete, Western Railway Museum, Mendocino Railway Skunk Run, A Tale of Two Cities, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Suppliers, NARCOA Company Store

Mar - Apr 2014  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials President’s Message, From The Editor, Safety Message, Directors’ Messages, BOD Nominations Announcmnt, NED Membership Campaign, Black Hills Central, Little Known Hazards, Build an Engine Storage Frame, Amador Central from the Air, Setting your Two Cycle Timing, EC Tech & Operator Awareness, NARCOA Excursions, Suppliers, Company Store

Jan - Feb 2014  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, From The Editor, Directors’ Messages, NARCOA Bulletin Announced, Tentative Rules Revisions, Who or What is NED??, Bountiful Grain and Craig Mtn, EC Tech & Operator Awareness, Jumping In With Both Feet, Forgotten World Railway, Survey of Fairmont Wheels, Camas Prairie Photo Essay, Fillmore and Western Railway, Belt Idler Overhaul, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Suppliers, Company Store

Nov - Dec 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, NARCOA Annual Meeting, Hank Brown Award, EC Tech Operator Awareness, Smoke, Cinders and Two Rings, NEREX Inaugural Excursion, Ohi-Rail Returns, Indiana Northeastern RR, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

Sep - Oct 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, NARCOA Annual Meeting, Hank Brown Award, EC Tech Operator Awareness, Smoke, Cinders and Two Rings, NEREX Inaugural Excursion, Ohi-Rail Returns, Indiana Northeastern RR, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

Jul - Aug 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, 7th Annual Ione Railfair, EC Tech, Operator Awareness, Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific, Austin Mini returns to the Rails, Motorcars on the Comstock, Program the Scan on your radio, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

May - Jun 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, NARCOAAnnual Report, Rulebook 7: Handholds, Bluebonnet Excursion, EC Tech, Operator Awarness, Hartley & Teetor, EC Tech, Operator Awarness, Eastern Illinois Railway, Cleveland Motorcyle Company, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

Mar - Apr 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, NARCOA and Football, EC Tech, Operator Awarness, New Awaard for EC’s, Rulebook Vote, Why Didn’t We Go?, Motorcars as Only Power, Toys for Tots, Amador Central, Birth Records have a Home, Railroad Partners, Steamboat Rock, Border Pacific, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

Jan - Feb 2013  -  ARTICLES:  NARCOA Officials, President’s Message, Area Director Messages, Letter to the Editor, Texas State Railroad, Llano Branch Excursion, Nomination Announcement, EC Tech, Delaware Lackawana RR, Interurban Moving Day, First Casey Jones Motorcar, Railcrusing New Zealand, Amador Central Christmas Run, Kehrman Motorcars, Two cycle Safety Tip, NARCOA Excursion Listings, Supplier Listings, Company Store

Nov - Dec 2012 - Articles: Narrowband Radio Update, Virginia & Truckee Railroad, NARCOA Annual Meeting Minutes

Sep - Oct 2012 - Articles: Central PA Weekend, Motorcar Shed History, Hy Rail Purchase and Use

Jul - Aug 2012 - Articles: Narcoa Annual Report, Central Michigan Railroad, Show And Tell, Mannassas Virginia

May - Jun 2012 - Articles: The First Hy-Rail, Troubleshooting Poppers, New NARCOA Rule: Electronic Devices

Mar - Apr 2012  - Articles: Use Of The NARCOA Name, Eagle Mountain Railroad Repairs, One Excursion From Two Perspectives

Jan - Feb 2012 - Articles: Alaska Railroad, 2012 Insurance Agreement, Donner pass in New Jersey

 Nov - Dec 2011 - Articles: Fairmont Birth Papers, Ten Days in the Rockies, NARCOA Annual Meeting Minutes

Sep-Oct 2011 - Articles: Creede Branch, Mass Central Railroad, Gaspe Excursion Times Two

Jul-Aug 2011 - Articles: EcoOdyssey Event, Firefighting Speeders, Failed Speeder Inventions, California Shortline Excursions

May-Jun 2011 - Articles: Eagle Mountain Run, VRA Southern Division Run, Steam Powered Inspection Cars

Mar-Apr 2011Articles: Plywood Wheels, A Prairie Excursion, Early Safety Equipment, The Future Of Railroad Radio

Jan-Feb 2011 - Articles: Check Those Welds, Stover Motor Car Company, Vancouver Island By Speeder, California Rail Corridor Is Sold.

Nov-Dec 2010 - Articles: Remote Power Cars, Why Am I Getting Points?, NARCOA Annual Meeting Minutes

Sep-Oct 2010 - Articles: Turntable On An S2, Olds Gas Engine Works, Slick Rails and Motorcar Traction

Jul-Aug 2010 - Articles: New Motorcars, Preventing Trailer Troubles, PRO MOW Southwest Tour  

May-Jun 2010 - Articles: NARCOA Rulebook Changes, New NARCOA Secretary, History of the Hy-Rail, Associated Manufacturing Company

Mar-Apr 2010 - Articles: Nominations Are Open, The Economic Impact of Narcoa, The Cleveland Motor Cycle Company

Jan-Feb 2010 - Articles: Buda Foundry & Manufacturing, NARCOA Annual Meeting Minutes

Nov-Dec 2009 - Articles: NARCOA Annual Meeting Report, Brookville Locomotive Works, SETOFF Changes Ahead

Sep-Oct 2009 - Articles: The Judicial Committee, What it is, What it does., Motorcars in Poland; Worlds of Opportunity/ Motorcar Milestones: "Beavercar" Barrie Welding & Machine Ltd.

Jul-Aug 2009 - Articles: Motorcar Milestones: Fairmont Motors, Fairmont Motors Centennial, Want to be an EC? Part 2, Axle & Wheel Insulation, Cool tools.

May-Jun 2009 - Articles: Setting up an event, Want to be an EC?, New series: Motorcar Milestones.

Mar-Apr 2009 - Articles: Les King Turntable Solutions, Growing Trend: Hy-Rails, History of The Motorcar, Flange-Bearing Frog.

Jan-Feb 2009 - Articles: Mentoring: Working For You? Annual Meeting Minutes, Railroad Partners, Inc., EC TECH- New Series

Nov-Dec 2008 - Articles: Rule Changes, Excursion Coordinator Changes, Inspecting the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic, MT-14 Spring Suspension

Sep-Oct 2008 - Articles: Brown Railroad Equipment, Katy’s Cars, Plant Manager Ken Ley, Riding With Joe, Hank Brown Remembered

Jul-Aug 2008 - Articles: Riding With Joe, Better A Car Turntables, Recreational RR Coalition. Hungarian Speeders

May-Jun 2008 - Articles: Railcar Widow, New Rules, A Car Turntables, EC Test Results

Mar-Apr 2008 - Articles: Hints and Tips: Cooling Two-Cycle Engines, Spotlight On An Affiliate - PRO, Finger Lakes Railway, Leadville, Colorado and Southern, Pictures from Canada

Jan-Feb 2008 - Articles: Hints and Tips: Onan Idling Problem Revisited, North Central Railcars, Minutes From 2007 Annual Meeting

Nov-Dec 2007 - Articles: IN MEMORIUM Les King, Proposed Rule Changes, Indiana Transportation Museum December 10, 2006

Sep-Oct 2007 - Articles: The Safety Comment: It’s A Matter Of Seconds, Hints and Tips: Heater Meals, Rocky Mountain Motorcar Extravaganza, Rocky Mountain Motorcar Extravaganza, Rail Camp - An Idea, A Railroad, and Just A Little Bit of “Almost Heaven, West Virginia”, Railroad Show – South Branch Valley Railroad and the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Jul-Aug 2007 - Articles: Some guys will do anything to accumulate miles!, The Safety Comment: Wow Are You In High Gear, Hints and Tips: Enhancing Stoplight Visibility, Twice Lucky on the HOG, Maine and New Hampshire Excursion

May-Jun 2007 - Articles: Bless Les, Hints and Tips: MT14 Insulating Cone Removal, Three Rivers, Four Diamonds, and a President, Great Smokey Mountains Railroad December 31, 2006 - January 1, 2007, NARCOA Visits Koppers Susquehanna Plant, Northern Division Run at Syracuse October 14-15, 2006

Mar-Apr 2007 - Articles: Rebuttal to Bruce Carpenter’s Buckle up NARCOA Article, Who Says Dreams Don’t Come True?, Upscale Speeder Shed, The Safety Comment: Seat Belt Thoughts, New Rules Added to Rule Book, Motorcar Operators West Tenth Annual Pacific Northwest Tour – 2006, Something That Every Hy-Rail Owner Needs, Restoring Flexibility to My Milwaukee MT14-L-2 Tomah, Hints and Tips: How to Convert to a Pointless Ignition on a CCKB Engine

Jan-Feb 2007 - Articles: NARCOA 2006 Annual Meeting Report, Rulebook Changes,

Nov-Dec 2006 - Articles: Happy Father’s Day (or Warren’s World of Welding), Replacing the Fairmont Hydraulic Pump and Scavenging for a Fairmont Turntable, Getting The Best Performance From Your Two-Way Radio, Goderich – Exeter Railway, Paws On The Tracks: Dog Talk

Sep-Oct 2006 - Articles: Policy Book - Item 19, Hints and Tips: Easy Grip for Ammo Boxes, Our First-Aid Kit...Plus, WV Central Motorcar Run, Blowouts Don’t Just Happen Or How To Really Kick The Tires, Photo Highlights of the OC&T Oil Festival

Jul-Aug 2006 - Articles: Personal Observations from a Former Railroader, Hints and Tips: Easy Grip for Ammo Boxes, A Trip on the Heart of Georgia

May-Jun 2006 - Articles: Ode to an S3E

Mar-Apr 2006 - Articles: Safety Comments: Cause and Effect, Canadian Rail - Kinghorn Adventure, Great Smoky Mountain Run, Indiana Transportation Museum, Paws On The Rails, Speed Table for Speeders

Jan-Feb 2006 - Articles: Gang Cars, Wheel Wear - A Safety Issue, Proposed Additions to Current NARCOA Rulebook, How Much Does It Cost to Operate Your Speeder?, How To Prepare Your Motorcar For A Long Trip, NARCOA Custom-Built & Highly-Modified Motorcar Guidelines

Nov-Dec 2005 - Articles: Mentoring Form, NARCOA 2005 Annual Meeting and Report, Concerns About Excursion Coordinators, Electronic Ignition Needs Maintenance

Sept-Oct 2005 - Articles: How To Set Off Signals (Accidentally), Two-Stage Wiper Switch, Gap Those Plugs, Appalachian Rail Excursions Rolls Into Pocahontas Riding the Rails Again, Jake Awards Update,

July - Aug 2005 - Articles: About Your NARCOA Membership, Riccitelli's Deli, Mentoring - "The Rest Of The Story", Get a Grip, I'm Roger Hoffman, and I'm a New Motorcar Nut, Obituary - Leonard Van Ert, Help Save the Railroad,

May - Jun 2005 - Articles: NARCOA 2004 Annual Meeting and Report, Icing on the HOG, Trains and Planes, NARCOA Roster Update, Can NARCOA Members Help Save a Sugar Cane Railroad in the West Indies? Excursion Safety - Part Two, Blinded By The Light, Motorcar Trailer Passengers, NARCOA Insurance In Place

Mar - Apr 2005 - Articles: Narcoa 2004 Annual Report, Thailand, Excursion Safety, Speeders On The Small Screen, Casey Jones Railcar, West Virginia Central Motorcar Run Oct 23-24, 2004, How To Make A Friend - Finger Lakes Railway, News From Australia, The WoodMont Rental Co., NARCOA goes Underground, The Blizzard of '05

Jan - Feb 2005 - Articles: Winter Shop TIme, Rulebook Change Proposed, Days Gone By, October Run to Cheese Country, Short Line Railroad Operators Recognize Value of Organized Motorcar Clubs & Activities, An Unscientific look At How Many Miles A Typical Operator Ran In 2003, Wilderness Tours Acadian Adventure - Oct 3-9, 2004

Nov - Dec 2004 - Articles: Canadian National Excursion, Georgia Northeastern, Change to Speed Rule, NARCOA Insurance Coverage 2005, NARCOA Lanterns

Sep - Oct 2004 - Articles: The Safety Committee Update - Trackin’, C&O and B&O Motor Car Rules (1968), Ohio Central Railroad Steam Fest, South Branch Valley and Western Maryland Runs, Custom-Built Motorcar Committee Update, West VA Central Run, Radio Frequencies and Channel Numbers

Jul - Aug 2004 - Articles: The Trucker In All of Us, Short Line Railroad Operators

May - Jun 2004 - Articles: The Safety Committee Update - Trackin’, C&O - B&O Railroad Motorcar Rules, Ohio Central Railroad Steam Fest, South Branch Valley Railroad and Western Maryland Scenic, Custom-Built Motorcar Committee Update, The West Virginia Central Motorcar Run, Association of American Railroads Radio Frequencies and Channel Numbers

Mar - Apr 2004 - Articles: NARCOA Video, NARCOA Mentoring Procedure, The Judicial Committee- What it is- What it Does, Board of Directors Meeting, The Safety Meeting, By-Laws Change, RCMP Gazette Vol. 47, No. 9, 1985, Host Railroads, 2003 Season, More from Bulletin 326C, M19 Car Series D, 10 Years on the Georgia Northeastern Railroad.

Jan - Feb 2004 - Articles: Election Results, Measuring Turntable Height, Austin Mini Railcar Returns to the Rails.

Nov - Dec 2003 - Articles: Meshing Gears, NARCOA Insurance Coverage for 2004, Safety Equals Vigilance, MOW–Sponsored Placerville, California “Ice Cream Run”, An Excursion to Remember, Central Oregon & Pacific, Coos Bay Subdivision, Pacific Northwest Tour - 2003: Part Two

Sep - Oct 2003 - Articles: Three Hundred and Four Days, Salvaging Bosch Wipers, Trip Reviews, Election Results.

Jul - Aug 2003 - Articles: The Big Picture, Roster Update Info — FAQs, MT19 Clutch Pedal Bracket, What It Costs to Maintain a Railroad, Motor Section Car Signal System, Touring at Home and Abroad, An Historical Perspective

May - Jun 2003 - Articles: Storage Batteries, Hoosier Southern Excursion, Jake Awards, First NARCOA trip on the Ogeechee Railway, Rail Motorcar Library, Speeding Down Under

Mar - Apr 2003 - Articles: Automatic Back–up Lights for Fairmont MT Motorcars, Proposed Rule Book Addition, Can you hear me now? or, Power For Your Intercom System, W.H. Worden Company Catalog No. 10, 1920.

Jan - Feb 2003 - Articles: Damaged Big Foot, or can a Fairmont Turntable, Properly Secured, Come Down? New Wheel Profiles Available, East Broad Top Narrow Gauge, Fall Fun on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Nov - Dec 2002 - Articles: Insurance Program Status, Web Site Statistics, Growing Concern, Narcoa News, Avoiding Electrical Problems with WL Jenkins Bells, Board of Directors Meeting, Illinois Railnet Run, Alaska or Bust, East Broad Top, "Susie-Q" Spectacular, 2002.

Sep - Oct 2002 - Articles: Election Results, Instrumentaion for Onan CCKB Engine Installed in Fairmont MT-14L, 2002 Jake Award Pins, Narrow Gauge Gang Tours Again, Whitewater Valley & Indiana Transportation Museum First Ever Weekend, The Far, Far West!, The West Virginia Central Railroad.

Jul - Aug 2002 - Articles: Adding Seat Belts to an Open M19, PRO Spring Trips, Memorial Day Weekend, A Different Approach to Organizing Motor Car Trips, PRO Runs Montana Rail Link.

May - Jun 2002 - Articles: Onan Plug Fouling, New Motorcar Carrier, A Sausage Sizzle, Motorcar-style, Lessons Learned on the Gulf Colorado & San Saba, Prince George to Prince Rupert Trip.

Mar - Apr 2002 - Articles: Two Rules Clarified, Insurance Coverage Explanations, Rail Safety Management: The Australian Case, Rear Axle Dual Idler Installation - Revisited, Instruction Book and Catalogue of Parts for the Mudge.

Jan - Feb 2002 - Articles: Major Changes in Narcoa Insurance Coverage, The “Jake” Awards Pins, Attn: GM&O - IC Motor Car Owners, Listen to Your Motor Car, MT19 Rear Axle and Sprocket Modifications, Re: Seat belts, Safety Ideas for Motor Car Enthusiast’s, Returned to Service, Copper Canyon of Mexico - 2001, Quebec, North Shore & Labrador Railway by Wilderness Tours.

Nov - Dec 2001 - Articles: Seat Belts and Motorcars, 1-Car Motor Car House for Signal Maintainer, MOW’s Pacific Northwest Tour 2001, PRO on the Idaho Northern & Pacific, Patriotism reigns in the Illinois Rail Net, YP Rail October 2001.

Sep - Oct 2001 - Articles: More on Worn Wheels, Rule Book Test Renewals For Narcoa Insurance, Cops, Crooks and Cheese, Big Sky Adventure 2001.

Jul - Aug 2001 - Articles: NARCOA Roster – On Line, NARCOA Insurance Update, Judicial Committee Policy, Where the Wheel Meets the Rail, The Irish Mail, Does your Motorcar have a name?, Speeding Across the Outback.

May - Jun 2001 - Articles: Some Thoughts from Wendell, Wheels, Axles & Bearings, Do you know your Fairmont motorcar from the bottom up?, Springtime on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, NRG Flinders Run Easter 2001.

Mar - Apr 2001 - Articles: What Can Be Learned?, Unwinterizing a Fairmont 2–cycle Speeder, More on MT19 Axles, Puget Sound & Baker River Railroad, Lorenbahn in Germany, Dagbull–Oland–Langeness and Nordstrandishmoor Lines, September 2000.

Jan - Feb 2001 - Articles: We’re workin’ on it., NARCOA Safety Rule Testing, Timetables, Rule Books and Other Paperwork Carried by Motor Car Operators, Motor Car Set–Offs from the 1948 Railway Engineering & Maintenance Cyclopedia, Narrow Gauge Touring on the White Pass & Yukon - 2000, Autumn Leaf Special on the Buckingham Branch Railroad, Railroads Ridden by NARCOA Since 1990, Great Northern Goat September 1967.

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The following Setoff issues were scanned by member Mike Siers from the donated collection of Richard Ray. Thank you to both members for preserving a significant part of NARCOA history.

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Spring 1993  Summer 1993  Fall 1993  Winter 1993

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Spring 1990  Summer 1990  Fall 1990  Winter 1990

Spring 1989  Summer 1989  Fall 1989  Winter 1989

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