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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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Photo of the week:

Tennessee Valley Railroad and Museum ran its final Summerville Steam Specials of the season. Both days the train used Southern 630 and Southern 4501. The train shown here is just south of Rock Springs, Georgia on November 13, 2016.
Copyright © John Biehn 2016


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates November 21, 2016


November - December - festive season steam dates


Diary for 2016


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November 2016


November 18/19/20, 25/26/27 - Owosso MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 heads 'The North Pole Express'.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute tickets

November 25/26/27 - Hollidaysburg PA: Everett Railroad 2-6-0 #11 due to head 'Santa's Express' from Hollidaysburg to Brookes Mills.
For details - Everett Railroad

November 26/27 - Portland OR: SP 4-8-4 #4449 due to head 'Holiday Express' from the Oaks Station at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way.
For details - Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation


December 2016


December 3 - Scranton PA: Baldwin 0-6-0 No. 26 is expected to power a special train carrying Santa with stops at Carbondale, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant, Dickson City and Steamtown.
For details - Lackawanna Heritage Valley Steam

December 1/2/3/4, 8/9/10/11 - St Paul, Minnesota: MILW 4-8-4 261 heads 'The North Pole Express' from Union Depot, St Paul.
For details - Friends of 261

December 2/3/4, 9/10/11, 16/17/18 - Owosso MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 heads 'The North Pole Express'.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute tickets

December 3/4, 10/11, 17/18 - Carson City NV: Nevada State Railroad Museum 'Santa Train' with V&T locomotive #25.
For details - Nevada State Railroad Museum

December 3/4, 10/11, 17/18 - Hollidaysburg PA: Everett Railroad 2-6-0 #11 due to head 'Santa's Express' from Hollidaysburg to Brookes Mills.
For details - Everett Railroad

December 3/4, 10/11, 17/18 - Portland OR: SP 4-8-4 #4449 due to head 'Holiday Express' from the Oaks Station at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way.
For details - Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation

December 4 and 18 - Minersville PA: Central Railroad of New Jersey 0-6-0 No. 113 due to head Santa trains from the Minersville Station to south of Schuylkill Haven, a fifteen-mile round-trip.
For details - Project 113

December 10, 11 - Antonito CO: Cumbres & Toltec Christmas trains.
For details - C&TSR

December 17, 18 - Chama NM: Cumbres & Toltec Christmas trains.
For details - C&TSR


Diary for 2017



August 2017


August 27 - 28 - Chama NM: Narrow Gauge Convention.


September 2017


September 3 - 4 - Chama NM: Narrow Gauge Convention.

September 25 - 27 - Chama NM: Chama Steam 'Fall Madness'. To be confirmed Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam


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