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Steam train events in US and Canada


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Photo of the week:

Rio Grande K-27 2-8-2 #463 on freight extra westbound near Sublette, June 18, 1997. (Photo from video frame)
Copyright © John McIvor 1997

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Latest Steam Train Diary updates August 28 2014


September 1 Port Clinton - photo freight on Lehigh Gorge Scenic
September 6, 7 Chattanooga - SR #4501 expected to be in steam
September 6, 7 and 13, 14 'Steam in the Valley' trips with #765
September 27 - 30 - Chama 'Fall Madness' photo freight schedule update


Diary for 2014

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

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.
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 1 - Port Clinton PA. 'Anthracite Express' to Mahanoy City with locomotives 425 & CNJ113 and 4 coal hopper cars, 2 passenger coaches, 1 caboose. Many photo run-bys planned.
For details - Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

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. Southern #4501 expected to be in steam.
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 27 - 30 - Chama NM: Chama Steam Fall Madness X 2014. Photo freight event with #463. Night photo shoot on Saturday. Chama to Antonito on Sunday. Antonito to Osier and return on Monday, and Antonito to Chama on Tuesday.
For details - Chama Steam brochure pdf


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 24 - 25 - Chama NM: Chama Steam Fall Classic X 2014. 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 brochure pdf


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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