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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:

MILW 4-8-4 #261 leaving Red Wing MN in October 2006.
Copyright © John McIvor 2006


Ride the Milwaukee Road with 261 DVD from SVS Film features the 4-8-4 in action during the 2006 excursions. See details at 261 DVD



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Latest Steam Train Diary updates September 3, 2015


September and October dates - Nickel Plate #765 various excursions
September 12 and 13 - #765 trips cancelled
October 10 - 11 - Minneapolis MN, MILW #261 excursions confirmed
November/December dates - Owosso MI, North Pole Express with 1225


Diary for 2015

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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 5 - Scranton PA. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to Delaware Water Gap.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

September 7 - Scranton PA. NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a round trip to East Stroudsburg.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad

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

September 12 and 13 - Scranton PA. Both trips cancelled NKP 2-8-4 #765 to operate a roundtrip between Steamtown and the Tunkhannock Viaduct, Nicholson PA.

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, 20 - Brecksville OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head two hour round trips leaving at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 4.15pm on Cuyahoga Valley Railroad.
For details - Steam in the Valley

September 19 and 20 - Los Angeles CA. Reports suggest postponed until 2016 AT&SF #3751 heads an excursion to San Diego on Saturday, returning on Sunday.
For details - to follow

September 26 - Akron Northside OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head two hour round trips leaving at 11.30am and 3pm on Cuyahoga Valley Railroad.
For details - Steam in the Valley

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

September 27 - Boston Mill Station OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head 90 minute round trips leaving at 10.15am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Cuyahoga Valley Railroad.
For details - Steam in the Valley


October 2015


October 3 - Garibaldi OR: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad special steam train from Garibaldi to Salmonberry with Rails NW.
For details - Rails NW

October 3 - Antonito CO: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Maintenance of Way Photo Charter special steam train with #463 departing 1015am to Osier and returning about 730pm.
For details - Friends of C&TSR

October 3 - Akron Northside OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head two hour round trips leaving at 11.30am and 3pm on Cuyahoga Valley Railroad.
For details - Steam in the Valley

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 4 - Brecksville OH: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 will head two hour round trips leaving at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 4.15pm on Cuyahoga Valley Railroad.
For details - Steam in the Valley

October 10 - 11 - Minneapolis MN: MILW 4-8-4 #261 will head a 250 mile round trip to Boylston, just south of Superior, Wisconsin on Saturday October 10. On Sunday October 11, the train will run to Willmar Minnesota and return, a 186 mile round trip.
For details - Friends of 261

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

November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 - Owosso MI. PM 2-8-4 #1225 heads the 2015 North Pole Express.
For details - SRI Owosso


December 2015


December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 - Owosso MI. PM 2-8-4 #1225 heads the 2015 North Pole Express.
For details - SRI Owosso


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