• 2017 Total Eclipse
  • 2017 Total Eclipse - Smith Ferry
  • 2017 Sacremento Southern
  • 2017 Folsom Valley
  • 2017 Sugar Pine
  • 2016 Roaring Camp
  • 2016 Roaring Camp - Santa Cruz
  • 2016 Rails Trails Tales
  • 2015 Sedona
  • 2015 Indio
  • 2015 29 Palms
  • 2014 Portola-2
  • 2014 Portola
  • 2014 Fullerton
  • 2013 Rio Grand
  • 2013 Oregon Coast
  • 2013 Grass Valley
  • 2013 Cumbres
  • 2013 Cumbres Toletec
  • 2013 Amtrak NM
  • 2012 Montana
  • 2012 Montana 2
  • 2012 Indio
  • 2011 Carson City
  • 2011 Bolder City
  • 2010 Mt Hood
  • 2010 Long Beach - LA
  • 2009 Sugar Pine
  • 2009 Sacramento
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  • 2008 Utah (Golden Spike)
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Welcome to the Golden Spike Chapter Web Site. A chapter of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international motor home organization located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

What We Do

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We are an FMCA Chapter that enjoys riding the rails! Our rallies are in historic places throughout the west that have a railroad history. Our activities involve rid-ing historic trains where they exist or enjoying the railroad history if there are no existing trains to ride. We have ridden trains that serve dinner, trains that get robbed, trains in big modern cities and trains near ghost towns. We enjoy BBQ potlucks and happy hours.
We are beginning the celebration of our 20th year as an FMCA Chapter. In a typi-cal year, we will have 2-3 rallies and join the FMCA in Indio. We often attend the FMCA International Rallies in the west and the Northwest Area Rallies. Our members are from many areas: Northern CA, Southern CA, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and even Montana!
In the past few years we have rallied in:
Santa Cruz CA, Tehachapi CA, La Grande OR, 29 Palms, Orange CA, Sedona AZ, Portola CA, Tillamook OR, Alamosa CO, Grass Valley CA, Lewiston MT and Carson City NV. We have joined FMCA and the Western Area in Redmond OR, Pomona CA, Sacramento CA, ‘Yosemite’ CA, Boise ID (Eclipse) and Albany OR..

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View from the Caboose

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Boise ID - Solar Eclipse
Aug. 2017

15 Golden Spike rigs journeyed to Boise, ID from all directions! Rich and Sue Dixon came south from the Northwest Territories; Betsy and I came west from a visit with family in Colorado; many came north through Nevada by several different routes; Westerfields and Pooles came southeast from Oregon and Washington. Schaffer’s and Pearson’s came through Reno and waved to the ‘girls’ as they passed by Mustang, NV. We were joined by Carnes’ son and family for the eclipse, Don and Karen’s son and Westerfields had a couple of visitors who spent time with us as well. Lots of us came a day or two early to avoid the crowds and to secure our spot in the RV resort. The Hi-Valley Resort was perfect for us. We were treated like ‘honored’ guests. The facilities were won-derful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the use of the community room with kitchen and at least one of us was on the treadmill/bicycle in the exercise room.

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View from Engine

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EXTRA BOARD
TIMETABLE SCHEDULE

May 3-7, 2018 “Trains, Museums, Parks and Stations”, Santee Lakes, CA

Rally Info / Sign up  

May 22-28 2018 Willits & Ferndale CA

Rally Info / Sign up  

5/5-5/12, 2019 150th Anniversary of Original Golden Spike, Promontory Summit, UT