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Central Railcars, Ltd. (NCR) was founded in 1996 as a Wisconsin,
not-for-profit, corporation that is dedicated exclusively to promoting
and coordinating safe, legal, and insured motorcar railroad excursions.
NCR excursions require NARCOA-approved
insurance, and are governed by the NARCOA Book of Rules. Hyrails
are permitted if they meet NARCOA's insurance requirements for
operated on NCR-sponsored excursions must have brakelights that
operate automatically when the brake lever is moved away from
its rest position, and must have locked wheels when the brake
lever is positioned in the first notch away from the rest position.
was the very first NARCOA local motorcar organization to be named
as a NARCOA affiliate, and it is the first local to be covered
under NARCOA's general liability insurance and errors and omissions
insurance. This allows NCR to demonstrate a professional business
image to the railroads as NCR seeks new railroad candidates for
its excursions. This image has served NCR well in Wisconsin and
Michigan's Upper Peninsula where NCR has sponsored motorcar excursions
over Wisconsin Central Ltd., Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, Lake
Superior & Ishpeming Railroad, and Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad.
NCR has an "open charter", meaning that it is not restricted to
setting up excursions in a specific geographic area, and it will
explore excursion opportunities wherever they may exist with cooperation
of all local organizations.
person becomes a member of NCR by having been registered for and
having operated at any NCR excursion. As a result, NCR has members
from New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All members
are expected to follow established NCR general
policies that are currently in effect.
members receive free the NCR newsletter, Milepost 212 (when available.)
There are no annual member dues. Subscriptions to NCR's newsletter
from non-members can be purchased for a calendar year for a $5.00
per year fee.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of North Central Railcars, Ltd
2014 annual meeting for North Central Railcars was held
at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Dino's Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI. There was a meal directly before the meeting at noon. All
members were invited to enjoy dinner off the menu and attend
the meeting! Check
out the details here.
of railway equipment, including motorcars, is governed by Federal,
State and Railroad authorities. ALL rail property is owned by
of ANY equipment on or around railroad property is only permitted with permission of the property owner or leaser. NCR will assist
local, State, and Federal authorities in prosecuting illegal operators
of railway equipment.
motorcar organizations now exist in most parts of the world. Please
contact one of these organizations. They have access to rail property
and equipment information as well as SAFETY information. They
are always looking to further the hobby/sport and would be more
than willing to help you.
on NCR can be obtained by e-mailing NCR Excursion Director, Michael