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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:

Denver & Rio Grande 4-6-0 T-12 #168 arrived on September 24 from display in Colorado Springs at the Cumbres & Toltec workshops at Antonito, Colorado. Built by Baldwin in 1883, future restoration to active service is planned.
Copyright © Thomas R. Schultz 2015


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates January 24, 2016


March 12 - 13 - Antonito CO, snow clearing charter special train.
Various dates - Williams AZ, Grand Canyon Railway steam trips.
Various dates - N&W #611 operating and exhibition dates announced.
May 14 - 15 - Bureau IL, possible QJ hauled special to Rock Island etc.


Diary for 2016


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February 2016


February 12 - 14 - Ely NV: Winter Steam Photo Spectacular on Nevada Northern.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway

February 13 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

February 14 - Durango CO: Durango & Silverton winter photographers special.
For details - D&S Winter Photographers' Special

February 19 - 21 - Ely NV: Winter Steam Photo Spectacular on Nevada Northern.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway


March 2016


March 5 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

March 12 - 13 - Antonito CO: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, 'Flanger Extra' special steam train with #487 snow clearing as far west as conditions permit.
For details - Friends of C&TSR


April 2016


April 2 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

April 9 - Spencer NC. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate a round trip to Lynchburg VA.
For details - Fire Up 611

April 10 - Spencer NC. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate a round trip to Asheville NC.
For details - Fire Up 611

April 23 and 24 - Greensboro NC. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate a round trip each day to Roanoke VA.
For details - Fire Up 611


May 2016


May 7 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

May 7 and 8 - Roanoke VA. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate round trips to Lynchburg VA and Walton (Radford) VA each day.
For details - Fire Up 611

May 14 and 15 - Roanoke VA. N&W 4-8-4 #611 will be in steam on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
For details - Fire Up 611

May 14 and 15 - Bureau Junction IL. To be confirmed Central States Steam Preservation Association may operate one of their QJ 2-10-2's on an AAPRRCO private car special. Sectors between Bureau Junction to Rock Island on Saturday and Rock island to South Amana on Sunday may be steam hauled.
Details may appear here - Central States Steam Preservation Association


June 2016


June 4 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

June 4 and 5 then rest of June - Manassas VA. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate round trips to Front Royal VA each day. Once on Saturday, twice on Sunday. On Saturday, 611 will be on display at the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival after the morning excursion.
611 will then return (non excursion move) to Roanoke for display at the VMT for the remainder of June.
For details - Fire Up 611

June 18 - Williams AZ. Williams Train Day. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate 'The Cataract Creek Rambler'.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule


July 2016


July - Spencer NC. N&W 4-8-4 #611 will move from Roanoke to Spencer NC (non excursion move) for display in July at the NCTM.
For details - Fire Up 611

July 2 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule


August 2016


August - Spencer NC. N&W 4-8-4 #611 will move from Spencer to Roanoke (non excursion move) for display in August at the VMT.
For details - Fire Up 611

August 6 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

August 8 - 9 - Chama NM: Chama 'Railfan Days'. Cancelled Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam

August 24 - 27 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule


September 2016


September - Roanoke VA. N&W 4-8-4 #611 will move from Roanoke to Spencer NC (non excursion move) for special events and maintenance at the NCTM.
For details - Fire Up 611

September 3 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

September 17 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

September 24 - 25 - Spencer NC. N&W 611 will travel to Danville VA for the Danville Rail Heritage Days. These will not be excursion moves.
For details - Fire Up 611

September 26 - 28 - Chama NM: Chama Steam 'Fall Madness'. Cancelled Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam


October 2016


October 1 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule


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