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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:

UP #4014 4-8-8-4 heading #844 at Perkins, Wyoming (Sherman Hill) on May 4th 2019. Thanks to Johan Debesche for permission to access AX Ranch.
Copyright © Thomas Schultz 2019


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates November 20, 2019


October/November - UP #4014 earlier to Cheyenne


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Diary for 2019



October 2019


October - UP #4014 ran from Chyenne to West Colton in October.
For details - Union Pacific Heritage

October 4 - 6 - Strasburg PA: N&W #611 visits the Strasburg Railroad. Special events.
For details - Strasburg - 611

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

October 12 and 13 - Los Angeles CA: UP #4014 ran from Cheyenne to Southern California and then operated an excursion train in Southern California from West Colton to Barstow on October 12, returning on October 13.
For details - Rail Giants

October 12 - 14, 19 - 20 and 26 - 27 - Strasburg PA: N&W #611 visits the Strasburg Railroad. Special events.
For details - Strasburg - 611


November 2019


November - UP #4014 is running from Southern California to Cheyenne. November 1 El Paso to Alpine TX, November 2 Alpine to Sanderson TX, November 3 Sanderson to Del Rio Texas, November 4 Del Rio to San Antonio, November 6 San Antonio to Houston Texas, November 7 on display in Houston, November 8 Houston to College Station Texas, November 9 College Station to Palestine Texas, November 10 Palestine to Marshall Texas, November 12 Marshall to Prescott Ark, November 13 Prescott to North Little Rock Ark, November 15 North Little Rock to Van Buren Ark, November 16 Van Buren to Coffeyville Kan, November 17 Coffeyville to Kansas City Mo, November 19 Kansas City to Topeka Kan, November 20 Topeka to Salina Kan, November 21 Salina to Hays Kan, November 22 Hays to Sharon Springs Kan, November 23 Sharon Springs to Limon Colo, November 25 Limon to Denver Colo, November 26 Denver to Cheyenne Wyo.
For details - Union Pacific Heritage

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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