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Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:35:14 PM »
Sunday March 30th, 2014,  on the Whitewater Valley, Connersville, IN
NO freight this time and back to the last Sunday, weather was poor last time being on the 3rd Sunday. Which is normal.
Cost $30 adults only.
Departure 9:00 from the downtown station in Connersville.
Details later. May be some changes.
Very sorry for the last trip, things did not go as planned. 
Was short on cabooses and so had too many passengers, sorry.  Will get a confirmed number of cabooses.

Received an verbal maybe on another excursion on a freight line. This will NOT BE ADVERTISED, notification only by email or mail only.  It will NOT be posted here.    Cost will be $70 adults only.  My email is BantaRail@aol.com.
Another trip I have cancelled before it got started, unless things change on my end.
Take care, Brian Banta   


   

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 04:02:20 PM »
My email is Captpanaka90@AOL.com (random Star Wars character that nobody knows). you can email me about the other trip.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 01:34:57 PM »
Changing schedule.
Will stop in Metamora for long period of time, exact time will be decided.
May change restaurant to one in Metamora????
This from request over the years.
Now working at Warrick River Terminal (Squaw Creek Southern Railroad) and Liberty Mine and mine in Illinois.
Back in Indiana.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 08:07:17 PM »
Will Handicapped arrangements be Available. Was asked about this and told the Person I would ask about it.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 01:21:08 PM »
Would ride if it was a Saturday.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 11:18:56 AM »
Will Handicapped arrangements be Available. Was asked about this and told the Person I would ask about it.
It is very difficult to make historical railroad equipment ADA accessible.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 05:22:40 PM »
I think you should request that Armco 709 be put on this excursion if it's ready in time!
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 09:27:25 PM »
Better yet, put it AND 25 on there. ;D
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 02:48:42 AM »
I think you should request that Armco 709 be put on this excursion if it's ready in time!
There's still a lot of work that needs to be done. Realistically, It'll probably be ready around Polar Express 2014 if things work out. Maybe.

Better yet, put it AND 25 on there. ;D
Problem is they don't have MU capabilities. Not saying it can't be done, but would be interesting to see.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 02:17:56 PM »
There's still a lot of work that needs to be done. Realistically, It'll probably be ready around Polar Express 2014 if things work out. Maybe.
Problem is they don't have MU capabilities. Not saying it can't be done, but would be interesting to see.

I knew they couldn't MU. That's why you get two engineers like the old days (steam). Of course that would probably drive up the cost for Brian.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 02:22:51 PM »
I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, but here are my videos of the excursion from the past two years for those wanting to ride.


2013 - Narrated by John Rose


2012
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 09:40:41 AM »
Confirmation:  Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Whitewater Valley Railroad
Departure 9 am from Connersville. Please be there by 8:30 so I can get folks checked in.
You need to get a ticket so that the RR can keep count. Get them at the station.
Cost is $25 per person, minimum age 14.
Restaurant maybe different, owners husband pass away, not sure until near trip date.
Cabooses and one coach, NO freight cars.
Coach will not have reservations, BUT cabooses will be assigned as pervious.
8 per caboose, last time had to put more in one, was short one caboose. If a caboose is pulled off close to date, excess
Will be placed in coach or money refunded, which ever the passenger prefers.
Parties of 9 to 20 can be in one caboose, so your group can be together.
Payment needs to be in by March 3rd, refunds up to march 3rd. If trip cancelled, full refund.
Make checks to Brian Banta. Mail to P.O. Box 56, Edinburgh, Indiana 46124.
Please request caboose or coach. Cabooses are limited, so first to request will be granted. Excess will be placed in coach. End cabooses already taken.
Not handicap access. No pets.
Meal is NOT included in price, you may bring your own cooler.
Questions email BantaRail@aol.com. cell 812.526.6677, or this site.
Other proposed excursion on freight line cancelled.
I think I covered everything?
Last trip was cut short, will make it to Metamora this time.
Power not selected at this time, but will NOT be the Milw.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 04:57:57 PM »
Restaurant is open as of now, so will be contacting them about the trip, this will be the same one as previous.
Thank you John Hillman of WVRR for the info.
   

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2014, 12:14:20 AM »
End cabooses taken.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2014, 01:45:11 PM »
Any updates? Do you know what locomotive will be used?
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2014, 09:26:33 AM »
Any updates? Do you know what locomotive will be used?

Also, will all the photo Runny locations be the same?
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2014, 12:21:51 PM »
Locomotive not sure at this time, BUT will not be the MILW.
Restaurant will be open, so stopping going south and dinning on return.
Will be going to CSX overpass for photos.
May by pass on the tower?  May do photo runby coming back north.
Stop at twin arch bridge instead? If river is low, to walkout on the sand bar to photography.
Will be shoving into Metamora.  Photo runbys in a different directions.
Will decide later, need to do something different.


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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 01:00:44 PM »
Loco will 25 again .
For the first time walk ins will be accepted for coach, have plenty of room.
$25
No kids
No smoking.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2014, 09:05:43 AM »
The freshly painted Erie caboose.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 30, 2014
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2014, 11:20:56 AM »
Hope everybody has fun. I would be there if not on a Sunday.