Motorcar Operators West


Motorcar Operators West is a club dedicated to the restoration and safe, legal operation of railroad motorcars.

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Northwest Rail Tour

May 12, 2024 - June 1, 2024

Save the Date

Happy New Year MOW Members and All NARCOA Operators and Friends, 

We, the ECs of MOW, along with the help and cooperation of some of our PRO EC friends, are in the process of organizing a multi-railroad tour in May of 2024. The planning dates are May 12 – June 1, 2024. This will include several railroads and possibly a museum during that time period. As always, you will have the choice of participating in as many, or as few, excursions as you wish. We are planning to run in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Stay tuned for further information. The excursions will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Please check the MOW and PRO websites regularly as excursions for this tour will appear on either site per the EC of the excursion. The time is coming sooner than we think so, when the skies are clear, start preparing your car for the next adventure. We hope you can join us.

Grand Canyon Excursion

October 13, 2024 - October 16, 2024


MOW and The Grand Canyon Railway will host the 2024 excursion from Williams AZ to the south rim of the Grand Canyon 67.4 miles one way. Set on Sunday, October 13th at the engine repair facility. Monday, October 14th after the passenger train leaves we will leave for the south rim. Stay is two nights at South Rim Thunderbird Lodge Cost will be $1,205 canyon view room and $1,065 street view room double occupancy with a maximum of four persons in the room; $32.00 per person for the third and fourth person per room. All rooms have two queen beds. Price includes baggage transfer, room attendant costs, and all taxes. There is a 25-car limit no Hy-Rails and a minimum of 12 horsepower because of grades. Wednesday, October 16th we will return to Williams upon arrival of the passenger train, about 12:15. We should arrive back at Williams by 3:30 to be clear of returning passenger train. Immediately begin to set off and should be gone by 5 pm. 

For more info Joe Schnyder at 623-332-0238 or