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Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« on: September 24, 2011, 01:08:57 PM »
                              I did not run one for 2011, because I moved to WV.
Sunday March 25, 2012 on the Whitewater Valley RR, Connersville, IN.
This IS PRIVATE, so do not contact the railroad, they ARE NOT handling the trip.
Cost is $30. Check or Money Order only. MINIMUM age is 15. NO pets.
Checks not cashed until March 11. Refunds up to 3/11. These are relaxing trips.
Send to: Banta, P.O. Box 216, Glen Jean, WV 25846
Dep: 9 am from Connersville, return around 5 - 5:30.
8 passengers per caboose.   Three restrooms stops.
Schedule (May change based on time)
1. Run north to CSX overpass.  Photo runby (under).
2. Tower and Station. Tower will be open.   Photo runby.
3. Laurel Inn for restrooms and drinks. Please NO food order, time will not allow.
4. White River Bridge.  Photo runby.        5. Canal Dam (Maybe ?)
6. Metamora Restrooms. Please NO shopping. WILL NOT pick you up this time.
7. End of track (that is in service) Photos.
8. Running north: round a round at siding. Photos.
9. Laurel Inn for meal NOT included in price, 90 minutes. then back to Connersville.
 

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 01:10:45 PM »
I'm sure you won't mind, but can I record this with my video camera for YouTube. I have an account specifically for posting railfan videos and I would really like to get this event.
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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 11:23:20 AM »
Railfan-Ro22;
Do what ever you want.  I have no say as to what anyone wants to do off the train.
Have fun.     
I think all Railroads are for FREE public photos.
Join us at Laurel Inn to eat, should be around 2 pm.
Have one caboose sold, working on the second.       

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 03:55:06 PM »
COOL! Thanks! I love the idea of the train going north first. Keep me updated!
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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 02:52:05 PM »
Rail-fanJ- Ro22
The photo runbys later in the day may change.  NOT the north under CSX, unless track is out of service on that end.
So be sure to have a scanner with you or  email your cell phone number: BantaRail@aol.com
On that day I can call you if need, on what we are doing.  IF cell is available along the valley.

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 07:59:47 AM »
Is there an age limit?  Also, what is the maximum number of cabeese that you'll run?  Thanks!
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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 06:42:04 PM »
8 per caboose.
Age 15 is minimum.
Checks or Bank or Postal money order.
NO credit cards.

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 04:43:58 AM »
Two cabooses sold, three to go.

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 04:35:26 PM »
Three cabs sold.
A group from St. Louis (members coast to coast) has reserved the other "end" caboose and maybe an additional.
Both ends are now reserved.

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 05:35:42 PM »
Group from St. Louis canceled,  so end caboose is available.
This why only payment reserves your seat..................   

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 11:20:39 AM »
As for now I plan on subsidizing this trip, I will run even if sold seats do not cover cost.
May cost me a few $100 or more than a few (hope not)
Got money put back for it.
It is a GO as for now. No matter how many seats are sold.
This is a relaxing trip so I will just make it my vacation for 2012 !!!!!
Unless major car or health problem comes up.

Take care and hope 2012 is good for we everyone.
Brian Banta

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 11:50:12 PM »
Brian;

How many more Tickets do you have for the Caboose Trip in March, i may be able to get an group from the Cincinnati Railroad Club too go, but i need an update from you.

Thanks

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 07:21:43 PM »
Three cabooses, available with one end still available.
Sorry for late response, working the coal trains 12 hours, I do not feel like being at the RR office after work. (using RR computer).

Thanks Jim, for any passengers that may go.     

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »
Are there still tickets available for that trip..

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 10:00:00 AM »
If you have the chance to ride one of these caboose trains you should do so, lots of fun, nice relaxing day with good company, Brian captains a good ship. Here is some shots of the one I rode in 2009.
Have a good and safe day!

Go Reds!

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 01:46:44 PM »
Can you pick what Locomotive they will use. If so and If I were organizing this, I wouldn't be able to choose between the Lima (#25), or SD10 (#532). I love both! Then again That ALCO S1 (#9339) has a nice RS3L horn on it though.
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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 07:35:19 PM »
Have plenty of seats available.
Four from Wisconsin sent a check in.
The power will not be the MILW SD10, because the horn is EXTREMMELY LOUD, far more than any horn I have ever heard.
Since the 25 was painted, it maybe the one.
Thanks HoosierVirg for the good statement, I enjoy seeing people having a good time.
Brian

Please remember minimum age 15 (14 could pass as 15). ABSOLLUTELY NO young kids. Too long of a day for them and I and other passengers ARE not doing FREE child care.      This is STRICTLY enforced and No refunds and NO boarding for under age.   
     

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 09:41:41 PM »
Sometime during the week before this event, could you post up the entire schedule for the train that day in case there are any changes? My Dad and I are going to try to get out and film this but I think I want to plan out all my shots sometime before. Also, will the regular train to Metamora be running as well?
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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 10:28:09 AM »
This will be the only train running.  I will have the whole RR.
Should be no changes. 

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Re: Annual Caboose Excursion on WVRR
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012, 08:01:04 PM »
Are the cabooses as rough on the inside as they look on the outside?
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