STEAM TRAIN DIARY - earlier months
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Diary for 2012
January 7 - Conway NH: annual photographers' special on the Conway Scenic Railroad, 0-6-0 steam engine #7470
For details - Massachusetts Bay ailroad Enthusiasts
January 7 and 8 - Cumberland MD: Photo special with Western Maryland 2-8-0 #734 to Frostburg MD.
February 3-5 and 10-12 - Ely NV: winter photo shoot on Nevada Northern.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway
February 8 - Virginia City NV: Lerro Productions photo charter on Virginia and Truckee with 2-8-0 #29.
February 14 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway #4960 scheduled trip to Grand Canyon.
February 18 - Golden CO - Colorado Railroad Museum 'steam up event'.
February 18 - 19 - Durango CO: Night photo shoot on February 18, winter photographers' special train on February 19 on Durango & Silverton.
March 22 - 28 - Cheyenne WY - UP #844 departs for Kansas City and St Louis. March 22 to North Platte. March 23 North Platte to Council Bluffs. March 25 Council Bluffs to Kansas City Kansas. March 27 Kansas City Kansas to St Louis MO. March 28 St Louis to Marion Ark.
For details - UP Steam
March 24, 25 - Fillmore CA: Fillmore & Western Railfest including #14 2-8-0.
March 30 - 31 - Marion AR AR - UP #844 scheduled move to North Little Rock, then on display March 31 and April 1
April 1 - North Little Rock AR - UP 150 event . UP #844 on display
For details - UP 150
April 1 - Fillmore CA: Fillmore & Western steam trips.
April 1, 8, 15 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway, steam excursion .
April 7 - Golden CO - Colorado Railroad Museum 'steam up event'.
April 14 - May 2 - UP E9 diesels replacing #844 on UP 150 events in Texas and Louisiana until at least May 2 pending #844 repairs. .
April 21, 22 - Los Angeles CA: AT&SF #3751 4-8-4 excursion LA to San Bernardino on April 21, returning to LA on April 22. Tickets on sale.
April 22 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway #4960 scheduled trip to Grand Canyon.
May 3 - 8 - UP #844 joins E9 diesels on UP 150 events. May 3: Ft Worth TX to El Reno Okla. May 6: El Reno to Wichita Kansas. May 7: Witchita to Topeka Kansas. May 8: Topeka Kansas to Council Bluffs IA.
For details - UP Steam
May 5, 6 - Rusk TX: Texas State Railroad, Railfest 2012.
May 6 - Fillmore CA: Fillmore & Western steam trips.
May 6, 20 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway, steam excursion.
May 11 and 13 - (diesel specials included here as they are fundraisers for MILW 4-8-4 #261 rebuild) Minneapolis MI: May 11 special trip to Chicago, returning to Minneapolis on May 13.
May 12 - United States - National Train Day.
May 12 - 13 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway 8 mile roundtrips with #4960. Hourly 10am to 4pm.
May 12 and 13 - Cumberland MD: Photo special with Western Maryland 2-8-0 #734.
May 14 - 19 Los Angeles CA - Grand Canyon Limited to the Arizona Centennial. Santa Fe 4-8-4 #3751 to power an excursion from Los Angeles to Williams, plus a doubleheaded trip on the Grand Canyon Railway with both 3751 and GCR 2-8-2 #4960. Planned itinerary: May 14: Los Angeles - Cajon Pass - Parker. May 15: Parker - Williams. May 16: Williams - Grand Canyon - Williams (with 4960). May 18: Williams - Parker. May 19: Parker to Los Angeles.
May 15 - trip 'postponed' - #463 restoration not completed Antonito CO: Pre-season special with restored locomotive #463 from Antonito to Chama.
May 18 - 20 - Cass WV: Three day Cass Railfan Weekend..
May 19 - Golden CO - Colorado Railroad Museum 'steam up event'.
May 21 - 22 - Essex CT: Lerro Productions photo charter on Valley Railroad with New Haven #3025 (Chinese built 2-8-2 ex Knox and Cane).
May 26, 27, 28 - Abilene Kansas: AT&SF 4-6-2 #3415 steam operating days.
May 27 and 28 - Freeport Illinois: Silver Creek & Stephenson Railway operate 36 ton Heisler built in 1912.
June 2 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway #4960 trip to Grand Canyon.
For details - Grand Canyon Railway steam events
June 2 - trip now 'postponed' Chattanooga TN: Tennessee Valley Railway Museum trip to Summerville GA with SR 2-8-0 #630.
June 2 - Chama NM: Moonlight special leaves Chama at 5.30pm to Osier and return.
June 2 - Newton IA. Excursions to Mitchellville headed by QJ 2-10-2 at 9am, 11.50am and 2.40pm.
June 2 - Ely NV: Wild West Dinner Train on Nevada Northern Railway, dep Ely 6.30pm with steam.
June 2 and 3 - Norfolk Southern Employee Appreciation Excursions with SR 2-8-0 #630 Atlanta Inman Yard - Austell, GA. Atlanta North District. MP140.8 - MP134.7
June 3 - Fillmore CA: Fillmore & Western steam trips.
June 3, 10, 17 - Sunol CA: Niles Canyon Railway, steam excursion.
June 9 - Williams AZ: Grand Canyon Railway trips with #4960. Hourly 10am to 4pm.
June 9 - Chama NM: RMR Convention special train from Chama to Big Horn.
June 9 - Chama NM: 'Cumbres Fiesta' leaves Chama at 5.30pm to Cumbres and return.
June 9 and 10 - Norfolk Southern Employee Appreciation Excursions with #630 Salisbury - Barber NC. NS Asheville District. MP50.6 - MP11.5
June 15 - 26 - Omaha NE - UP 150 event. UP 844 scheduled
June 16, 17 - Golden CO - Colorado Railroad Museum 'steam up' and 'Goose Fest' events.
June 16 and 17 - Freeport Illinois: Silver Creek & Stephenson Railway operate 36 ton Heisler.
June 16 and 17 - Spencer to Barber Junction NC: Three 2-1/2 hour round trip rail excursions depart at 9am, 12:15pm, and 3:30pm with SR 2-8-0 #630
June 16 - Newton IA. Deadhead move with QJ 6988 from Newton to West Liberty IA.
June 17 - West Liberty IA. Trips to Durant IA at 9am, 12 noon and 3pm, returning from Durant at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. (push-pull with diesel).
June 19 and 20 - Cedar Rapids IA. NRHS Convention excursions, QJ 6988 from Rock Island to South Amana IA on June 19 and South Amana to Newton on June 20.
June 21 - September 23 - Alamosa CO. Thursdays until August 16, Alamosa to Monte Vista. Fri/Sat/Sun June 22 - Sep 23 Alamosa to La Veta
June 22 - Spencer NC: Photo charter with Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 630 at Spencer Shops Museum grounds.
June 23 - Spencer to Winston-Salem NC: Dep 10am one-way with bus return with SR 2-8-0 #630
June 24 - Winston-Salem NC to Roanoke VA: Dep 10am one-way with bus return with SR 2-8-0 #630
June 24 - Antonito CO: Geology special from Antonito to Chama.
June 27 - 28 - Omaha NE - Omaha to Council Bluffs UP#844
June 28 - Chama NM: 'Cinder Bear' special leaves Chama at 11am to Cumbres and return.
June 29 - 30 - June 29: Council Bluffs - N Platte. June 30: North Platte - Cheyenne. UP#844
June 29 - July 9 - Ely NV: Steam powered excursions on Nevada Northern every day for eleven days.
June 30 - Chama NM: Moonlight special leaves Chama at 5.30pm to Osier and return.
June 30 - Garibaldi OR: Steam powered excursion double-headed - ex McCloud 2-6-2 #25 and Heisler #2.
June 30 and July 1 - NS Employee trips Southern 2-8-0 #630 Roanoke - Walton VA.NS Christianburg District. MP 261.7 - MP 297.6
Updated July 3 2012
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