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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:

Newly restored Norfolk & Western 'J' class 4-8-4 #611 near Reidsville NC en route to Roanoke on May 30 2015.
Copyright © John Biehn 2015

'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 June 24, 2015


June 20 - 21 - Spencer NC, N&W 611 on display
September 11 - 13 - Cumberland MD, festival weekend
October 10 - 11 - Minneapolis MN, MILW #261 tentative excursion dates
Fall dates - Tennessee Valley fall steam trips


Diary for 2015

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July 2015


July 3, 4, 5 - Roanoke VA. N&W 4-8-4 #611 to operate a round trips. Morning trip to Lynchburg, and afternoon to Radford (Walton Junction) on each day.
For details - Fire Up 611

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

July 18 and 19 - Fort Wayne Indiana. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Lafayette Indiana on each day.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

July 25 and 26 - Youngstown Ohio. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Ashtabula Ohio on each day.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad


August 2015


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

August 1 and 2 - Buffalo NY. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Corning NY on each day.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

August 8 and 9 - Allentown PA. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Pittston PA on each day.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

August 10 - 11 - Chama NM: Chama 'Railfan Days'. Photo freight event.
For details - Chama Steam

August 15 and 16 - Scranton PA. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Binghamton NY one on Saturday, two trips on Sunday.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad


September 2015


September 3 - 10 - Cancelled White Horse, Yukon Territory: charter trains on White Pass & Yukon.
For details -

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

September 11 - 13 - Cumberland MD. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Heritage Weekend and Steel Wheels Festival.
For details - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

September 12 - Scranton PA. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Nicholson PA.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

September 12 and 13 - Chattanooga TN. Southern 2-8-2 #4501 to operate two round trips to Cleveland TN each day. No diesel assistance expected.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

September 19 - Williams AZ. Grand Canyon 2-8-2 4960 due to operate the round trip to the Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Steam Schedule

September 19 and 20 - Los Angeles CA. To be confirmed AT&SF #3751 heads an excursion to San Diego on Saturday, returning on Sunday.
For details - to follow

September 26 - 27 - Durango CO: Durango & Silverton fall photographers special on Sunday. Night photo shoot on Saturday evening.
For details - D&S Fall Photographers' Special

September 26 and 27 - Macon GA. Southern 2-8-2 #4501 trip to Tennille GA. Details to follow.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum


October 2015


October 3 and 4 - Atlanta GA. Southern 2-8-2 #4501 trip to Toccoa GA. Details to follow.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 25, 31 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with ex-Southern 2-8-2 #4501 with 2-8-0 630 in reserve.
For details - TVRM

October 10 - 11 - Minneapolis MN: tentative dates of MILW 4-8-4 #261 excursion.
Details to follow

October 23 - 24 - Chama NM: Chama Steam Fall Classic X 2015. Photo freight event. Night photo shoot on Friday. Triple-header to Cumbres, then two engines to Osier and return to Chama on Saturday.
For details - Chama Steam


November 2015


November 1, 7, 14 - Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with ex-Southern 2-8-2 #4501 with 2-8-0 630 in reserve. The November 14 trip is planned to be double-headed with both 630 and 4501.
For details - TVRM


December 2015



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