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Steam train events in US and Canada


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NKP 2-8-4 #765 in action on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, September 2017.
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Latest Steam Train Diary updates April 24, 2019


May - UP steam schedule revised
May 12 - UP excursion from Ogden to Evanston
June 22 - 23 - MILW #261 excursions
July 19 - Cumberland, Western Maryland 2-6-6-2 first trips (revised)


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Diary for 2019



April 2019


April 6 and 20 - 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 6 and 20 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

April 27 - May 9 - Cheyenne WY. REVISED UP 4-8-4 #844 will now double head 4014 from Cheyenne to Ogden, scheduled for May 4.
For details - UP Steam


May 2019


May 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

May 4 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam (4501 and/or 630).
For details - TVRM

May 4 - 9 - Cheyenne WY. UP 4-8-8-4 #4014 will double head with #844 from Cheyenne to Rawlins May 4. Rawlins to Rock Springs May 5. Rock Springs to Evanston May 6. Evanston to Ogden May 8. Celebratory event Ogden Union Station May 9.
For details - UP Steam

May 12 - 19 - Ogden UT. UP 4-8-8-4 #4014 double-head with UP 4-8-4 #844. Ogden Union Station on display May 10 and 11. Ogden to Evanston May 12. Evanston to Rock Springs May 13. Rock Springs on display May 14 - 15. Rock Springs to Rawlins May 16. Rawlins to Laramie May 17. Laramie to Cheyenne May 19.
For details - UP Steam

May 12 - Ogden UT. One way excursion from Ogden to Evanston double-headed with 844 and 4014. Full details to be announced.
For details - Spike 150


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 19 - Cumberland MD. Revised date Western Maryland Scenic Railroad possible excursions with newly restored C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309.
For details - WMSR


August 2019


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 - 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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