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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:

Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225, and NKP #765 in Owosso, June 21 2014.
Copyright © John Biehn 2014

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Latest Steam Train Diary updates July 27 2014


August 12 and 13 Photo freight extra with #463 on Cumbres & Toltec
August 31 and September 2 SP #2472 operating on Niles Canyon Railway
September 6,7 and 13,14 'Steam in the Valley' trips with #765
March 14, 2015 Owosso MI, PM 1225 excursion to Clare MI


Diary for 2014

[Jan] [Feb] [Mar] [Apr] [May] [Jun] [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]

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 5, 6, 19 and 20 - Ringoes NJ: Black River & Western steam operating date, ALCO #60 expected.
For details - Black River & Western Railroad

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

July 19 - Denver CO. Denver Post 'Frontier Days' train to Cheyenne and return. Now advertised to be E9 diesel hauled.
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


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 2, 3, 16, 17, 30 and 31 - Ringoes NJ: Black River & Western steam operating date, ALCO #60 expected.
For details - Black River & Western Railroad

August 12, 13 - Chama NM and Antonito CO: Mixed freight excursion headed by #463. Runs from Chama to Antonito on Tuesday 12, returning from Antonito to Chama on Wednesday 13. Photo runbys, chase bus etc.
For details - Cumbres & Toltec

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

August 31 - Sunol CA. Special trains hauled by SP 4-6-2 #2472.
For details - Niles Canyon Railway


September 2014


September 2 - Sunol CA. Special trains hauled by SP 4-6-2 #2472.
For details - Niles Canyon Railway

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 6, 7 and 13, 14 - Brecksville OH. 'Steam in the Valley' trips on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with NKP 2-8-4 #765.
For details - CVSR

September 10 and 12 - Train Cancelled Portland OR. SP&S 4-8-4 #700 excursion to Pasco WA for Pendleton Roundup.
For details - ticketswest.com

September 13 - Port Clinton PA: Excursion to Jim Thorpe with 4-6-2 #425 on Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
For details - Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

September 14 - Ringoes NJ: Black River & Western steam operating date, ALCO #60 expected.
For details - Black River & Western Railroad

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 26 - 28 - Cumberland MD: 'Steel Wheels' festival, including photo sessions with C&O #1309 and trip with #734 to Frostburg.
For details - Steel Wheels

September 27, 28 - Minneapolis: MILW 4-8-4 #261 to head a two day round trip to Duluth.
For details - Friends of 261

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


October 2014


October 2 - 5 - Chama NM: I know it's not steam! Galloping Goose trips on Cumbres & Toltec.
For details - Cumbres & Toltec - Galloping Goose

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 11, 12 - Port Clinton PA: Excursion to Jim Thorpe with 4-6-2 #425 on Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
For details - Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

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

November 22, 23, 29 and 30 - Ringoes NJ: Black River & Western steam operating date, ALCO #60 expected.
For details - Black River & Western Railroad


December 2014


December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 - Ringoes NJ: Black River & Western steam operating date, ALCO #60 expected.
For details - Black River & Western Railroad


2015



March 2015


March 14 - Owosso MI: Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 "Return to Clare" excursion from Owosso to Clare MI and return.
For details - Railyard Productions


September 2015


September 3 - 10 - White Horse, Yukon Territory: charter trains on White Pass & Yukon including 2-8-0 #69 and 2-8-2 #73.
For details - White Pass and Yukon Charters


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