Following the convention, starting September 22 and ending September 24th, convention organizers are offering what will be a once in a lifetime optional three day circle tour of the Republic Branch, Molson Hill, Oroville, and the Wenatchee-Oroville branch with John Langlot and Mac McCulloch, authors of “The Rusty Dusty: Great Northern’s Wenatchee-Oroville Branch” which they plan to introduce at the convention.
The tour will start Thursday morning. From the hotel we will travel through Hillyard to Kettle Falls stopping at all stations. We will discuss Marcus and view Orient, Curlew, Republic and the Eureka Gulch. Day two will take us over Molson Hill into Oroville up to Nighthawk, a tour of the Oroville Museum, which is in the relocated depot, and down to Omak for the night. Day three will cover from Omak to Wenatchee stopping at all stations. Following lunch at Wenatchee we will view Appleyard and follow the railroad from Wenatchee to Spokane. We will not enter Canada, so passports are not required.