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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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November 2013 Newsletter



Photo of the week:

Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 in action at Smith Crossing, 5 miles north of its Owosso Michigan base on March 15, 2014.
Copyright © Gary Melford 2014

'Photo of the Week' picture contributions always considered for possible inclusion - copyright credit given - submit .jpg file by email to SVS Film.


Latest Steam Train Diary updates April 14 2014


April 28 - May 8 'Big Boy' being towed from California to Cheyenne WY
May - August dates New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 operating dates
July 19 Mineral WA, rescheduled event on Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad
August 14 - 17 Durango CO, '2014 True West Railfest' event


Diary for 2014

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April 2014


April 5 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

April 5 Tavares FL: 'Orange Blossom Cannonball' with loco #2 1907 2-6-0 from Tavares to Winter Garden Florida on Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad.
For details - Orange Blossom Cannonball

April 5/6 - Bristol Virginia. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Radford Virginia on Saturday 5 and to Bulls Gap TN on Sunday 6 with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

April 12/13 - Grundy West Virginia. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trips to Devon West Virginia with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

April 12 - 13 Los Angeles CA: AT&SF 3751 excursion from LA to San Bernardino on Saturday, returning to LA on Sunday, in conjunction with San Bernardino Railroad Days event.
For details - San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum

April 18 - 20 - Wellington OH: 'Leviathan' replica operating on Lorain and West Virginia Railway with Lake Shore Railway Association.
For details - Lake Shore Railway Association

April 19 - Grundy West Virginia. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trips to Devon West Virginia with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

April 19 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

April 26 Portland OR: Special train powered by McCloud 2-8-2 #25 to end of track near Salmonberry and return to Garibaldi on Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Road link from/to Portland.
For details - Steam to the Salmonberry

April 28 - 30 - UP 'Big Boy' #4014 being towed to Cheyenne. April 28 Bloomington to Yermo CA, April 29 Yermo to Las Vegas NV. April 30 on display in Las Vegas.
For details - Union Pacific


May 2014


May 1 - 8 - UP 'Big Boy' #4014 being towed to Cheyenne. May 1 Las Vegas NV to Milford UT, May 2 Milford to Salt Lake City, May 3 on display in Salt Lake City, May 4 Salt Lake City to Ogden UT. May 5 on display in Ogden, May 6 Ogden UT to Rock Springs WY, May 7 Rock Springs to Laramie, May 8 Laramie to Cheyenne WY .
For details - Union Pacific

May 3 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

May 3 and 4 - Norfolk Southern employee trip with NKP #765 Elkhart IN to Bryan OH.
For details - 21st Century Steam

May 10 and 11 - Norfolk Southern employee trip with NKP #765 Chicago (Calumet) to Argos IN.
For details - 21st Century Steam

May 10 and 11 - New Hope PA: New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 tentative steam operating date To be confirmed .
For details - New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

May 15 - Garibaldi OR: special charter to Salmonberry with McCloud #25 organised as part of the Espee in Oregon Convention.
For details - Espee in Oregon Convention

May 16 - 18 - Cass, West Virginia: Cass Railfan Weekend.
For details - Cass Railfan Weekend

May 17 - Rescheduled to July 19 Mineral WA: Special event on the Mount Rainier Scenic.
For details - Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

May 17/18 - Cincinnati Ohio. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trips to Danville Kentucky with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31 - Walkersville MD: Lehigh Valley Coal #126 0-6-0T will head excursions on WSRR, plus Railfan specials on May 17 and 31.
For details - Walkersville Southern Railroad

May 17 - 19 - Antonito CO: 'Work Extra' with D&RGW #315. Three day photo event.
For details - Chama Steam

May 24, 25 and 26 - New Hope PA: New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 tentative steam operating date To be confirmed .
For details - New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

May 29 - June 1 - Spencer NC: N&W #611 due to be display guest at 'Streamliners at Spencer' event.
For details - 'Streamliners at Spencer'

May 31 - Lexington Kentucky. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Oneida TN with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

May 31 - June 1 - Fish Camp CA. The Central Coast Railway Club (CCRC) will operate an excursion on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR at Fish Camp, CA.
For details - Central Coast Chapter NRHS also Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR

May 31 - June 1 - Nashville TN. Trips with Flagg Coal #75 over the Tennessee Central.
For details - Tennessee Central Railway Museum


June 2014


June 1 - Lexington Kentucky. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Oneida TN with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

June 1 - Fish Camp CA. The Central Coast Railway Club (CCRC) will operate an excursion on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR at Fish Camp, CA.
For details - Central Coast Chapter NRHS also Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR

June 1 - Nashville TN. Trips with Flagg Coal #75 over the Tennessee Central.
For details - Tennessee Central Railway Museum

June 1 - Walkersville MD: Lehigh Valley Coal #126 0-6-0T will head excursions on WSRR.
For details - Walkersville Southern Railroad

June 1 - Spencer NC: N&W #611 due to be display guest at 'Streamliners at Spencer' event.
For details - 'Streamliners at Spencer'

June 7 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

June 7 - Chattanooga TN. Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip now running to Oneida TN with Southern Railway 2-8-0 630 and diesel assistance.
For details - 21st Century Steam

June 7 - 15 - Sunol CA. Steamfest on Niles Canyon Railway - five locomotives expected in steam, plus photographers' specials.
For details (to follow) - Niles Canyon Railway

June 14 and 15 - New Hope PA: New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 tentative steam operating date To be confirmed .
For details - New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

June 20 - 22 - Owosso Michigan: Train Expo 2014, Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 and Nickel Plate #765 expected. Steam excursions to Alma.
For details - Train Expo 2014


July 2014


July 4, 5 and 6 - New Hope PA: New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 tentative steam operating date To be confirmed .
For details - New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

July 5 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

July 5 and 6 - Norfolk Southern employee trip with NKP #765 Detroit MI to Toledo OH.
For details - 21st Century Steam

July 12 and 13 - Public excursion with NKP #765 Detroit MI to Ft. Wayne IN.
For details - 21st Century Steam

July 17 - Cheyenne WY. To be confirmed Positioning move from Cheyenne to Denver. Power to be confirmed.
For details - to follow

July 19 - Denver CO. To be confirmed Denver Post 'Frontier Days' train to Cheyenne and return. Power to be confirmed.
For details - Denver Post Train

July 19 and other dates to follow - Public excursions with NKP #765 Logansport IN to Kokomo IN.
Details to follow

July 19 - Mineral WA: Special event on the Mount Rainier Scenic, with six locomotives hoped to be in steam. Rescheduled from May 17.
For details - Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

July 20 - Denver CO. To be confirmed Positioning move from Denver to Cheyenne. Power to be confirmed.
For details - to follow


August 2014


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

August 14 - 17 - Durango CO: '2014 True West Railfest' event.
For details - Durango & Silverton Railroad

August 30 and 31 - New Hope PA: New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 tentative steam operating date To be confirmed .
For details - New Hope & Ivyland Railroad


September 2014


September 6 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 scheduled to operate the round trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam

September 6 and 7 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railfest. Two day event, details to follow.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railfest

September 10 and 12 - Portland OR. SP&S 4-8-4 #700 excursion to Pasco WA for Pendleton Roundup on Wednesday 10th, returning to Portland on Friday 12th.
For details - ticketswest.com

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

September 28 - 29 - To be confirmed Chama NM: Chama Steam Fall Madness X 2014. Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam


October 2014


October 4, 11, 18, 19, 25, 26 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with ex-Southern 2-8-0 #630, or 2-8-2 #4501.
For details - TVRM

October 11 - Elbe WA: Lerro Productions photo charter on Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad, featuring Engines Willamette Rayonier #2 and Polson Logging Co 2-8-2 #70.
For details - Lerro Productions

October 13 - Yacolt WA: Lerro Productions photo charter on Chelatchie Prairie Railroad featuring the Crossett Western Co ALCO 2-8-2T #10.
For details - Lerro Productions

October 15 - 16 - Garibaldi OR: Lerro Productions photo charter on Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad featuring McCloud 2-8-2 #25.
For details - Lerro Productions

October 25 - To be confirmed Chama NM: Chama Steam Fall Classic X 2014. Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam


November 2014


November 1 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with ex-Southern 2-8-0 #630, or 2-8-2 #4501.
For details - TVRM


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