STEAM TRAIN DIARY - earlier months
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January 29 - Cumberland MD: winter photographers' 'mini' freight special with Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 #734. Now sold out.
For details - email Carl Franz
January 30 and 31 - Cumberland MD: winter photographers' freight special with Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 #734.
February 5-7 and 12-14 - Ely NV: winter photo shoot on Nevada Northern - locomotives #40 and #93 plus the steam crane are scheduled.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway
February 8 and 9 - Vancouver BC: Royal Hudson #2860 one-way trip to White Rock BC on February 8, returning on February 9, with optional return by bus.
February 13 - Strasburg PA: Lerro Productions photo charter with N&W #475.
February 14 - Durango CO: winter photographers' special on Durango & Silverton.
March 14, 20 and 21 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway - Steamfest, with Quincy Railroad #2, Robert Dollar #3, Granite Rock #10 and Mason County Logging #7 expected during the three days.
For details - Niles Canyon Railway Steamfest
March 15 and 16 - Virginia City NV - Virginia and Truckee Railfan Spectacular.
March 27, 28 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway - SP 4-6-2 #2472 'Spring Steam in the Canyon'.
April 2 - 29 - Cheyenne WY: UP Steam special operation 'Valley Eagle Heritage Tour', #844.
For details - Union Pacific Railroad
April 2 - Cheyenne to North Platte.
April 3 - North Platte to Kearney and Marysville Kansas.
April 4 - Marysville, Topeka and Kansas City.
April 6 - Kansas City, Dunlay and Parsons Kansas.
April 8 - Parsons, Muskogee and McAlester Oklahoma.
April 9 - McAlester, Denison, Denton and Fort Worth Texas.
April 10 - Fort Worth, Ennis, Corsicana and Hearne Texas.
April 11 - Hearne, Navasota, Magnolia, and Old Town Spring to Houston Texas.
April 13 - Houston, Bay City and Bloomington Texas.
April 14 - Bloomington, Kingsville and Harlingen Texas.
April 15 - Harlingen to Olmito Texas.
April 16 - Olmito, Kingsville and Bloomington Texas.
April 17 - Bloomington, Bay City and Houston Texas.
April 19 - Houston, Old Town Spring, Hearne and Palestine Texas.
April 20 - Palestine to Longview Texas.
April 21 - Longview, Texarkana, Gurdon, and Little Rock to N. Little Rock Ark.
April 23 - N. Little Rock, Russellville and Van Buren Ark.
April 24 - Van Buren, Wagoner Okla and Coffeyville Kansas.
April 25 - Coffeyville to Yates Center/Durand, Paola, and Kansas City Mo.
April 27 - Kansas City Mo. to Topeka and Marysville Kansas.
April 28 - Marysville to Gibbon and North Platte Neb.
April 29 - North Platte to Sidney and Cheyenne.
April 10 - Chattanooga TN to Summerville and back with 2-8-0 #610
April 11 - Rusk Texas: photo special train with 2-8-0 #300 between Palestine and Rusk.
May 1 - Durango CO: 2nd 'Presidential Photographers Train' with all Tuscan Red consist.
For details - Durango & Silverton Railroad
May 1 - Los Angeles CA: AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 mid morning depart from LAUS to San Diego - return on Surfliner, or overnight stay options.
May 1 - Lexington KY, R.J.Corman QJ 2-10-2 to haul Derby special. Dep Lexington 9am to wye west of Bagdad arr 1045 where QJ will be detached and returned light to Lexington.
May 2 - San Diego CA: AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 mid morning depart from San Diego to L.A. - return on Surfliner options.
May 8 - National Train Day. SP #4449 is scheduled to be on display at Portland OR Union Station.
May 8 - Roanoke VA: 'Roanoke Rails' at the Link Museum with night photo shoot with N&W 'J' 4-8-4 #611.
May 8 and 9 - Los Angeles/San Bernardino CA: AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 L.A. to San Bernardino on May 8, returning to L.A. on May 9th.
May 8 and 9 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway 8 mile roundtrips with #4960. Hourly 10am to 4pm and 6pm (with a photo runby).
May 15 - Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe PA: Reading and Northern excursion with 4-6-2 #425..
May 17, 18 - Ely NV: HTP and Railfan & Railroad Magazine organised photo event with both 40 and 93 including the northern Hi-Line.
May 20, 21 - Heber City UT: HTP and Railfan & Railroad Magazine organised photo event with Heber Valley #618 in 'Overland Route' paint scheme.
May 21, 22, 23 - Cass WV: 2010 Cass Railfan Weekend including Bald Knob Summit.
May 25 - Antonito CO: Cumbres & Toltec photo special to Osier and return - #489 in 1950 dark green livery.
May 28 - 31 - Elbe WA: Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Steam Days.
May 29 and 30 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway 8 mile roundtrips with #4960. Hourly 10am to 4pm and 6pm (with a photo runby).
May 29 - 31 - Chehalis WA: Chehalis - Centralia Railroad, #15 in steam.
May 29, 30, 31 - Abilene Kansas: AT&SF 4-6-2 #3415 steam operating days.
May 29 - 31 - Ely NV: Members Weekend on Nevada Northern - locomotives 40 & 93 and steam crane demos.
May 29, 30, 31 - New Haven KY: #152 will not run owing to flood damage to track - will be on static display L&N 4-6-2 #152 steam operating day at Kentucky Railway Museum.
May 29, 31 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway - SP 4-6-2 #2472 'Memorial Weekend Steam'.
May 30, 31 - Freeport Illinois: Silver Creek & Stephenson Railway operate 36 ton Heisler built in 1912.
June 4 - 12 - Ely NV: Nevada Northern Railroad Reality Camp - adults.
For details - Nevada Northern Railroad Reality Camp
June 12 - Chattanooga TN to Summerville and back with 2-8-0 #610
June 12 - Elbe WA: 'Rainier Rambler' double-header with photo runbys - will run.
June 13 - Chehalis WA: Cancelled Photo special with #15 1918 Baldwin 2-8-2S on Chehalis-Centralia Railroad.
June 19,20 - Freeport Illinois: Silver Creek & Stephenson Railway operate 36 ton Heisler built in 1912.
June 19 - 20 - New Haven KY: L&N 4-6-2 #152 steam operating day at Kentucky Railway Museum.
June 21 - 26 - Scranton PA: NRHS Convention 2010 'Endless Mountain Rails' - Jim Thorpe to Port Clinton with Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425. Flagg Coal #75 also expected June 19-21.
June 23 - 24 and 28 - 29 - #734 now reported as not able to attend WM #734 on the 'Potomac Eagle' photo charters.
June 24 - Scranton PA: NRHS Convention 2010 'Endless Mountain Rails' - steam/diesel excursion from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap - details to follow.
June 24 - 27 - Santa Margarita Ranch CA - Pacific Coast Railroad Company sponsoring West Coast Narrow Gauge Invitational Meet with four narrow gauge locos in action.
June 25 - 26 - Milliken CO: UP 'City of Milliken' centennial special with #844. June 25 dep. Cheyenne 5pm, arr. Milliken 7.30pm. On public display at Milliken Broad Street crossing June 26 10am until 3pm. Dep Milliken 7pm, arr. Cheyenne 10.30pm.
June 25 - 27 - Petersburg WV: 'West Virginia Rails 2010' - rail event - #734 now reported as not able to attend Flagg Coal Company #75 and New Hope Valley #17. WM 2-8-0 #734 Romney WV to Petersburg on Friday, returning from Petersburg to Romney on Sunday.
June 26 - Scranton PA: NRHS Convention 2010 'Endless Mountain Rails' - Scranton (bus transfer to boarding point in Duryea) - Jim Thorpe - Port Clinton one way with bus return to Scranton, steam power with diesel helpers.
June 26 - Scranton PA: Steamtown special steam excursion to Delaware Water Gap. Depart Scranton 9am, return 5.30pm.
Updated June 29 2010
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