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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:

MILW 4-8-4 #261, Minneapolis, September 30 2017.
Copyright © John McIvor 2017


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates April 13, 2018


May 18 - 20 - Cass WV, photo events
June 3 - 4 - Antonito CO photo specials
June 9 - 10 - MILW #261 excursion to Duluth
August 25 - 26 - Chama NM, two day charter freight
September 15 - 16 - Joliet IL, NKP #765 special trains
September 29 - October 1 - Antonito CO photo specials


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Diary for 2018



April 2018


April 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

April 7 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

April 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

April 28 and 29 - Fillmore CA. Fillmore & Western 'Railfest 2018' event.
For details - Fillmore and Western


May 2018


May 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

May 18, 19, 20 - Cass WV. Photo special events. Whittaker on Friday, Spruce on Saturday and in the Cass area on Sunday.
For details - Cass Photo Event

May 19 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 or 630).
For details - TVRM


June 2018


June 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

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

June 2 and 3 - Antonito CO: Photo special organised by the Friends of the C&TSR with locomotive 315. Antonito to Cumbres on Saturday, returning to Antonito on Sunday
For details - Loco 315 Photo Special

June 9 and 10 - Minneapolis MI: MILW 4-8-4 #261 heading a two day roud trip excursion to Duluth. Intended to be a PTC fundraiser.
For details - Friends of 261 Excursions


July 2018


July 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

July 7 and 21 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM

July 19 - Cheyenne WY: Date to be confirmed Positioning move from Cheyenne to Denver. Power to be confirmed.
For details - to follow.

July 21 - Denver CO: Date to be confirmed 'Frontier Days' train to Cheyenne and return. Power to be confirmed.
For details - Frontier Days Train

July 22 - Denver CO: Date to be confirmed Positioning move from Denver to Cheyenne. Power to be confirmed.
For details - to follow.


August 2018


August 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

August 11 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.(4501and/or 630)
For details - TVRM

August 25 - 26 - Chama NM: Charter freight train including double-headed K-36's. Chama to Antonito first day, returning Antonito to Chama on second day.
For details - C&TSR Special Events


September 2018


September 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

September 1 and 15 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam. (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

September 15 - 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 15 - 16 - Joliet IL. NKP 2-8-4 #765 will head a round trip excursion 'The Joliet Rocket' from Joliet to La Salle Street, Chicago on each day. Special private events will be held at La Salle Street Station.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

September 29 - 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 29 - October 1 - Antonito CO: Photo specials organised by the Friends of the C&TSR with locomotive #315 and K27 #463. Antonito to Osier on Saturday, Antonito to Cumbres on Sunday and Monday.
For details - Photo Specials


October 2018


September 30 - October 1 - Antonito CO: Photo specials organised by the Friends of the C&TSR with locomotive #315 and K27 #463. Antonito to Cumbres on Sunday and Monday.
For details - Photo Specials

October 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

October 6, 13, 20, 21, 27, 28 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


November 2018


November 3, 10, 11 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM


December 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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