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Steam train events in US and Canada


This listing is maintained for personal use and is not intended to be a complete diary of steam train events in the USA and Canada. SVS Film will not be responsible for any errors or omissions, nor will be responsible for any expenses or other costs incurred as a result of the information printed here. All schedules are subject to change without notice. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SCHEDULE TO MAKE TRAVEL PLANS WITHOUT CHECKING WITH THE RAILROAD/OPERATOR FIRST.

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NKP 2-8-4 #765 in action on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, September 2017.
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Latest Steam Train Diary updates February 9, 2019


March - November dates - Chattanooga, Tennessee Valley dates
July 4 - Cumberland, Western Maryland 2-6-6-2 first trips (provisional)
September 6 - 8 - Durbin/Cass event


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Diary for 2019



February 2019


February 8 - 10 - Ely NV: Winter Steam Photo Spectacular on Nevada Northern.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway

February 16 and 26 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

February 15 - 17 - Ely NV: Winter Steam Photo Spectacular on Nevada Northern.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway


March 2019


March 2 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

March 6 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

March 16 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


April 2019


April 6 and 20 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

April 6 and 20 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


May 2019


May 4 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

May 4 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

Spring 2019 dates - '150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion' In the spring of 2019, Union Pacific's historic steam equipment will embark on a special excursion along the transcontinental route. - schedule to be confirmed.
For details - Union Pacific


June 2019


June 1 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

June 1 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

June 29 - Menlo Iowa: QJ 2-10-2 heading four trips east and west from town (west of Des Moines).
For details - to follow


July 2019


July 4 - Cumberland MD. To be confirmed Western Maryland Scenic Railroad possible excursions with newly restored C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309.
For details - WMSR

July 4 and 20 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

July 6 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule


August 2019


August 3 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

August 3 and 17 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


September 2019


September 6 - 8 - Durbin WV. Rail Heritage Weekend on Durbin & Greenbrier Valley/Cass three day steam event including newly restored Middle Fork Climax Number 9, Heisler and Shays.
For details - Durbin & Greenbrier/Cass

September 7 and 21 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

September 14 and 28 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


October 2019


October 5 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

October 5, 12, 19, 20, 26 and 27 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


November 2019


November 2, 9 and 10 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


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2005 - January - June ... July - December
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2007 - January - June ... July - December
2008 - January - June ... July - December
2009 - January - June ... July - December
2010 - January - June ... July - December
2011 - January - June ... July - December
2012 - January - June ... July - December
2013 - January - June ... July - December
2014 - January - June ... July - December
2015 - January - June ... July - December
2016 - January - June ... July - December
2017 - January - June ... July - December
2018 - January - June ... July - December
2019 - January - June

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