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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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MILW 261 leaving Red Wing, October 2006.
Copyright © John McIvor 2006


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates July 22, 2017


September dates - NKP 765 on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
September 30 - October 1 - MILW 261 'Fall Colors' excursions


Diary for 2017


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July 2017


July 1 - North Platte NE: 'Home Plate Special'. UP 4-8-4 #844 returns to Cheyenne. Departure from Council Bluffs delayed - now on July 1
For details - UP Steam

July 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

July 1 and 13 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

July 4 - Prineville OR: Mount Emily Shay #1 will operate a series of excursion trips beginning at 8am, with runs every hour on the hour until 3pm. Boarding will be at the COP Team Track located at 1521 NW Lamonta Road. Rides are FREE and open to the public and each run can accommodate 90-100 people. Directions to the COP Team Track - Enter Prineville from HWY 126 Eastbound, and then turn left at the first light onto Harwood Street. Go North from Harwood to Lamonta Road, then turn left and continue mile. The Team Track will be on your left.
For details of Mt Emily Shay - Mount Emily Shay

July 15 - Los Angeles CA: AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 will be in steam on display at Los Angeles Union Station from 12noon until 6pm.
For details - Santa Fe 3751 Facebook Page

July 20 - Cheyenne WY: Date to be confirmed Positioning move from Cheyenne to Denver. Power UP 4-8-4 #844.
For details - to follow.

July 22 - Denver CO: 'Frontier Days' train to Cheyenne and return. Power UP 4-8-4 #844.
For details - Frontier Days Train

July 23 - Denver CO: Date to be confirmed Positioning move from Denver to Cheyenne. Power UP 4-8-4 #844.
For details - to follow.


August 2017


August 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

August 5 and 19 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

August 19 and 20 - Howell MI. Pere Marquette #1225 2-8-4 heading 1 hour exursions.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute

August 30 - September 2 - Denver CO: Narrow Gauge Convention.
For details - NG Convention


September 2017


September 2 - 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 2 and 16 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

September 4, 5, 6 - Chama NM: Special events including the Rio Grande Southern lives again with the re-creation of RGS 455.
For details - Friends of the C&TSR

September 16 - 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 16, 17 and 23, 24 - Akron and Independence OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will operate 'Steam in the Valley' excursions along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, from Rockside Station, Independence Ohio twice on Saturdays and from Akron twice on Sundays.
For details - CVSR

September 22 - 24 - Bishop CA. "The Slim Princess Reunion" - SP narrow gauge #18 to head numerous trips at the Laws Railroad Museum.
For details - Southern Pacific NG Society

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

September 26 - 28 - Cumberland MD. To be confirmed Newly restored C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 to head photo freight event on Western Maryland Scenic RR.
For details - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

September 30 - 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 30 - Minneapolis MI: MILW 4-8-4 #261 heading 'Fall Colors' excursion to Gibbon or Winthrop.
For details - Friends of 261 Excursions


October 2017


October 1 - Minneapolis MI: MILW 4-8-4 #261 heading 'Fall Colors' excursion to Glencoe.
For details - Friends of 261 Excursions

October 7 - 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 7, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

October 28 - Alma MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 heads excursion to Owosso.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute


November 2017


November 4, 11, 12 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

November 7, 8, 9 - Cumberland MD. To be confirmed Newly restored C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 to head photo freight event on Western Maryland Scenic RR.
For details - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

November 17/18/19, 24/25/26 - Owosso MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 heads 'The North Pole Express'.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute tickets


December 2017


December 1/2/3, 8/9/10, 15/16/17 - Owosso MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 heads 'The North Pole Express'.
For details - Steam Railroading Institute tickets


Diary for 2018



Diary for 2019


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


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