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Steam train events in US and Canada


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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 June 14, 2019


July 19 - Cumberland, Western Maryland 2-6-6-2 first trips (postponed)
July - UP #4014 midwest trip
October 12 and 13 - UP #4014 excursion in S. California


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Diary for 2019



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 22 and 23 - Minneapolis MI: MILW 4-8-4 #261 heads round trip excursions to Glencoe on Saturday and towards Winthrop on Sunday.
For details - MILW 261

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 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

July 8 - August 8 - Cheyenne WY: UP #4014 midwest tour. July 8 Cheyenne to Sidney. July 9 Sidney to North Platte. July 11 North Platte to Grand Island. July 12 Grand Island to Omaha. July 13/14 on display Omaha.
For details - Union Pacific Heritage

July 15 - Omaha NE: One way excursion from Omaha to Boone Iowa headed by UP #4014, with return to Omaha by road motor coach.(Sold out)
For details - UPRR Museum

July 8 - August 8 - Boone IA: UP #4014 midwest tour. July 16 Boone to Mason City. July 17 Mason City to St Paul MN. July 18 St Paul on display. July 19 St Paul to Duluth. July 20 Duluth on display. July 21 Duluth to Superior. July 22 Superior to St Paul. July 23 St Paul to Altoona. July 24 Altoona to Adams. July 25 Adams to Butler. July 26 Butler to west Chicago. July 27 - 29 West Chicago on display. July 30 West Chicago to Cedar Rapids. July 31 Cedar Rapids to Des Moines.
For details - Union Pacific Heritage

July - Cumberland MD. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 first public trips postponed until further notice - diesel powered excursions continue.
For details - to follow


August 2019


July 8 - August 8 - Des Moines IA: UP #4014 midwest tour. August 1 Des Moines on display. August 2 Des Moines to Omaha. August 3 Omaha on display. August 4 Omaha to Grand Island. August 5 Grand Island to North Platte. August 6 North Platte on display. August 7 North Platte to Sidney. August 8 Sidney to Cheyenne.
For details - Union Pacific Heritage

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

September 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29 - Akron and Independence OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will operate 'Steam in the Valley' excursions along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Details to follow.
For details - CVSR

September 28, 29 - Strasburg PA: N&W #611 visits the Strasburg Railroad. Special events.
For details - Strasburg - 611


October 2019


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 is now expected to operate an excursion train in Southern California.
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 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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