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Steam train events in US and Canada


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Photo of the week:

Restored Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 #611 blasts out of Montgomery Tunnel westbound from Roanoke on the Christiansburg grade, May 8 2016.
Copyright © John McIvor 2016


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Latest Steam Train Diary updates June 17, 2016


June 25 and 26 - NKP #765 excursions to Galesburg CANCELLED.
July 2 and 3 - Texas State RR photo event.
July 23 - Denver, Frontier Days train to Cheyenne.
August 26 - 28 - Cumbres & Toltec 'Narrow Gauge Rendezvous'.


Diary for 2016


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June 2016


June 3 - Cass WV. Trains Magazine photo special with Pacific Coast Shay #2.
For details - Trains Magazine photo special

June 3 - Minersville PA. CNJ #113 will operate from Minersville to Schuylkill Haven for the Schuylkill River Sojourn.
For details - RR Project 113

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

June 4 - Mount Pleasant Michigan. Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 will operate an excursion to Cadillac.
For details - Michigan Steam Train

June 4 and 5 - Minneapolis MN. MILW 4-8-4 #261 two day round trip to Duluth WI.
For details - Friends of 261

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 11 and 12 - Chicago area. Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will be in steam at Franklin Park on Saturday, and on Sunday June 12 will head an excursion from The Glen of North Glenview to Janesville Wisconsin.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

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

June 25 and 26 - CANCELLED - both days Chicago: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head a round trip excursion from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg IL and back on each day.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

June 30 - Manitou Springs CO: Manitou & Pikes Peak #4 in steam and will make short quater mile trips as part of 125th year celebrations.
For details - Manitou & Pikes Peak


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

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

July 2 and 3 - Rusk TX: Texas State Railroad, night photo shoot on Friday, and photo excursion on Saturday, including Southern Pine Lumber 2-8-0 #28.
For details - Texas State Railroad photo event

July 22 and various dates - Bryson City NC: Steam powered excursions resume on the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad with locomotive 1702.
For details - GSMR

July 23 - Denver CO: 'Frontier Days' train to Cheyenne and return. Provisonal power UP 4-8-4 #844 - To be confirmed .
For details - Frontier Days Train


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 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

August 26 - 28 - Chama NM: 'Narrow Gauge Rendezvous', featuring D&RGW 2-8-0 #315, 2-8-2 #463 and RGS 'Geese' #5 and 7 in various photo freights and static photo sessions.
For details - Narrow Gauge Rendezvous


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

September 10 - Los Angeles CA. CANCELLED AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 to head a round trip one day excursion to Barstow via Cajon Pass.
For details - Pacific Railroad Society

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

October 1 - Los Angeles CA. CANCELLED AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 to head a round trip one day excursion to San Diego.
For details - 3751 excursion and Central Coast NRHS

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM


November 2016


November 5 and 12 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with steam.
For details - TVRM


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