STEAM TRAIN DIARY - earlier months


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July 2007


June 29 - July 1 UP 4-8-4 #844 Boone layover and display 8am to 5pm.

July 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Moscow excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.
For details - Steamtown - Moscow excursion

July 1 Whitewater WI - ex SooLine 2-8-2 #1003 will appear at the Whitewater Homecoming Festival.
For details - Soo Line 1003

July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 Yacolt WA - 1929 ALCO 2-8-2T excursion on Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.
For details - Chelatchie Prarie Railroad

July 1-7 - Calgary to Vancouver - CPR 'Hudson' 4-6-4 #2816.
For details - Trains Unlimited/GW Travel

July 2 UP 4-8-4 #844 Trenton dep 8am to Kansas City Union Station arr 11am.

July 2 and 4 Alamosa CO - ex SP 2-6-0 #1744 to work extra dates July 2 and 4 in addition to Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays on the Alamosa to La Veta passenger excursion trips on San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad .
For details - Rio Grande Scenic RR

July 3 and 4 UP 4-8-4 #844 Kansas City Union Station layover and display 8am to 5pm.

July 4 Prineville OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 steam excursion from Prineville.
For details - Mt Emily Shay

July 4 and 5 New Haven Kentucky - L&N 4-6-2 #152 will operate on the Kentucky Railway Museum branch line. Saturday depart 11am and 2pm. Sunday depart 1pm and 3.30pm.
For details - Kentucky Railway Museum

July 5 UP 4-8-4 #844 Kansas City Union Station dep 8am to Fairbury arr 1.45pm .

July 6 UP 4-8-4 #844 Fairbury dep 8am to North Platte arr 4pm .

July 7 UP 4-8-4 #844 North Platte dep 8am to Cheyenne arr 3pm .

July 7 Heber City UT - Heber Valley RR ex UP 2-8-0 #618 is being restored to its original Oregon Short Line #1068 appearance for a special working on July 7.
For details - Heber Valley Railroad

July 8 -14 - Vancouver to Calgary - CPR 'Hudson' 4-6-4 #2816.

July 12 -14 - Portland OR - SP&S 4-8-4 #700 on display and short trips from Oaks Park.

July 15 Chama NM - Osprey Express special dep Chama 11am to Cumbres and return.

July 15 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Tobyhanna excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

July 19 Cheyenne to Denver UP 4-8-4 #844 'Legislative Trip'.

July 20 Denver - UP 4-8-4 #844 on display Union Station 8.00am - 5.00pm.

July 20 Calgary to Medicine Hat - CP 4-6-4 #2816 one-way excursion, return to Calgary by motorcoach.
For details - CPR Empress

July 21 Medicine Hat - CP 4-6-4 #2816 eight round trips from Medicine Hat to Dunmore.

July 21 - Owosso MI - ex Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 The Bluewater Michigan Chapter, NRHS in cooperation with the Steam Railroading Institute, will operate a one day, round trip excursion from Owosso to Mt. Pleasant.
For details - Bluewater NRHS

July 21 - Denver Post Frontier Days train round trip excursion to Cheyenne. UP 4-8-4 #844.
For details - Denver Post Frontier Days Train

July 21 Chehalis/Yacolt WA steam event. Chehalis Centralia Railroad. #15 1918 Baldwin 2-8-2S and at Yacolt WA - 1929 ALCO 2-8-2T excursion on Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.
For details - Steam in Washington

July 22 Medicine Hat - CP 4-6-4 #2816 trip Medicine Hat (Dunmore) and Lethbridge including two optional trips over high level bridge.

July 22 - Owosso MI - ex Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 - the National Model Railroad Association Annual Convention will operate a one day, round trip excursion from Owosso (9.30am depart) to Alma MI (12noon arrive, 2.00pm depart).

July 22 Denver - UP 4-8-4 #844 Cheyenne Depot Museum special one-way excursion from Denver to Cheyenne. Dep Denver 1pm, arr Cheyenne 5pm, bus trip back to Denver.
For details - UP Steam Shop

July 26 and 27 Alamosa CO - ex SP #1744 operating round trips to Monte Vista for the rodeo.

July 28 Antonito CO - moonlight special on Cumbres & Toltec to Osier, dep Antonito 5.30pm.

July 28 Prineville OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 private steam excursion.

July 29 Prineville OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 excursion from Redmond and/or Prineville.


August 2007


August 4 and 5 Flint, Michigan - Huckleberry Railroad narrow gauge Railfan's Weekend including former Alaska Railroad #2 (Currently renumbered to it's original number 152) and former D&RGW K-27 "Mudhen" 2-8-2 #464.
For details - Huckleberry Railroad

August 4, 11, 18 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Moscow excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

August 4, 5 Yacolt WA - 1929 ALCO 2-8-2T excursion on Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.
For details - Chelatchie Prarie Railroad

August 12 Redmond OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 steam excursion from Redmond.

August 17-22 Calgary, Alberta - Minneapolis. CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 dep August 17 from Calgary, Alberta. Overnight stops will be made in Swift Current and Broadview,Sask. and a one-day layover will be made in Winnipeg. Then via the former Soo Line main line, an overnight stop in Thief River Falls, MN arriving in Minneapolis at CP Shoreham Shops on Aug 22.

August 18 and 19 Fort Wayne Indiana - Nickle Plate 2-8-4 #765 'Throttle Time' sessions during the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Open House.
For details - Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

August 21-25 - Chattanooga Rails 2007, the 2007 National Railway Historical Society convention.

August 22 - 26 Durango CO - 9th annual Railfest. Presidential special, Goose #5. #315 will not run.

August 23 UP 4-8-4 #844 Cheyenne dep 9am to Denver Union Station arr 12noon.

August 24 UP 4-8-4 #844 Denver Union Station display 8am to 5pm.

August 25 Chama NM - moonlight special on Cumbres & Toltec to Osier, dep Chama 3pm.

August 25 - October 14 Alamosa CO - Rio Grande Scenic RR will operate ex SP 2-6-0 #1744 from Alamosa to La Veta and return 122 mile round trip on weekends and public holidays until October 14. The RGSR is planning to operate the #1744 daily during the 2008 season.

August 25 Denver CO. Denver to Pueblo UP 4-8-4 #844 round trip excursion in connection with Colorado State Fair. Denver dep 8am, arr Pueblo 12pm, dep Pueblo 6pm, arr Denver 10pm.
For details - State Fair Express

August 25 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Tobyhanna excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

August 26 Knoxville TN - Three Rivers Rambler Railfan Day with 1925 Baldwin 2-8-0 #203.
For details - Three Rivers Rambler

August 26 Denver dep 11am to Cheyenne arr 2.30pm UP 4-8-4 #844 steam positioning move.

August 29-30 Minneapolis to Chicago. CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 dep August 29 from Minneapolis with overnight stop in Milwaukee. Then onwards to Chicago Union Station on August 30.

August 29 - September 1 - Portland Maine - National Narrow Gauge Convention. Four operating two-foot Narrow Gauge Railroads are located from within 5 minutes to 2 hours from the Convention hotel.
For details - 27th NNGC

August 31 - September 3 Connersville Indiana - Flagg Coal Co. 0-4-0T No. 75 will operate various excursions.
For details - Whitewater Valley RR

August 31 This is the last day of steam operations on the Mt Hood Railroad - Oregon.


September 2007


August 29 - September 1 - Portland Maine - National Narrow Gauge Convention.
For details - 27th NNGC

August 31 - September 3 Connersville Indiana - Flagg Coal Co. 0-4-0T No. 75 will operate various excursions.

September 1 - October 14 Alamosa CO - Rio Grande Scenic RR will operate ex SP 2-6-0 #1744 from Alamosa to La Veta and return 122 mile round trip on weekends and public holidays until October 14. The RGSR is planning to operate the #1744 daily during the 2008 season.

September 1 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Moscow excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.
For details - Steamtown - Moscow excursion

September 1,2,3 and 8.9 and 15,16 New Haven Kentucky - L&N 4-6-2 #152 will operate on the Kentucky Railway Museum branch line. Saturday depart 11am and 2pm. Sunday depart 1pm and 3.30pm.
For details - Kentucky Railway Museum

September 1,2,and 3 Franklin Park Metra Station. CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 daily round trip excursions to Sturtevant, WI on former Milwaukee Road mainline, including the freight line from Bensenville to Tower A-20.

September 2 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Tobyhanna excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

September 3 - 24 Cheyenne - UP 4-8-4 #844 Cheyenne - North Platte - Marysville - Herington - Wichita - Enid - El Reno - Chickasha - Lone Star and return via same route to Cheyenne. No train rides available to the public.

September 3 Cheyenne - UP 4-8-4 #844 Cheyenne dep 8am to North Platte.

September 3 Prineville OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 steam excursion from Prineville. steam excursion cancelled

September 4 and 5 CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 one-way excursion from Chicago to La Crosse WI on September 4. Then onwards on September 5 from La Crosse to Minneapolis on CP mainline.

September 4 UP 4-8-4 #844 North Platte dep 8am to Fairbury/Marysville.
September 5 UP 4-8-4 #844 Marysville dep 8am to Herington.
September 6 UP 4-8-4 #844 Herington Layover and display 8am to 5pm.
September 7 UP 4-8-4 #844 Herington dep 8am - Wichita.

September 7-9 Metamora Indiana - Flagg Coal Co. 0-4-0T No. 75 will operate various excursions.

September 7-9 Fort Bragg and Willits CA - 'Celebration of Steam' special trains with #45 2-8-2.
For details - Skunk Train

September 8 UP 4-8-4 #844 Wichita Layover and display 8am to 5pm.

September 8 CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 round trip excursion from CP Shoreham Shops in Minneapolis along the ex-Soo Line main line to Glenwood, MN. At Glenwood 2816 will turn on the former Soo Line turntable.

September 8 and 9 Boone NC, Tweetsie Railroad, narrow gauge annual Railfan Weekend with locos #12 and #190 in action.
For details - Tweetsie Railroad

September 9 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Tunkhannock Viaduct excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

September 9 CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 round trip excursion from CP Shoreham Shops in Minneapolis along Soo Line route to Sault Ste. Marie with a round trip to Dresser, WI turning on the wye at Dresser.
For details - Friends of the MILW261

September 9 UP 4-8-4 #844 Wichita dep 8am to Enid.
September 10 UP 4-8-4 #844 Enid Layover and display 8am to 5pm.
September 11 UP 4-8-4 #844 Enid dep 8am to El Reno.
September 12 UP 4-8-4 #844 El Reno Layover and display 8am to 5pm .
September 13 UP 4-8-4 #844 El Reno dep 8am to Waurika.
September 14 UP 4-8-4 #844 Waurika to Lone Star and return to Waurika.

September 14 and 15 Duluth - ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 #2719 excursions from Duluth (dep 1030) to Two Harbors and return.
For details - North Shore Scenic RR

September 14 - 16 Bryson City NC - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Annual Railfest. Visiting locomotives will include Flagg Coal Co #75 steam locomotive, a 1930 Vulcan 0-4-0 saddle tank engine.
For details - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

September 15 UP 4-8-4 #844 Waurika to Chickasha.

September 15 CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 and MILW 4-8-4 #261 double-head on round trip excursion from Minneapolis to La Crosse WI.

September 15, 16 Yacolt WA - 1929 ALCO 2-8-2T excursion on Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.
For details - Chelatchie Prarie Railroad

September 16 - 22 CP 4-6-4 "Hudson # 2816 returns from Minneapolis to Calgary, with overnight stops at Thief River Falls, Brandon, Manitoba Moose Jaw,Sask. and Medicine Hat Alta. A one day layover is planned in Winnipeg, arriving in Calgary on September 22. One-way excursions available.

September 16 UP 4-8-4 #844 Chickasha layover and display.
September 17 UP 4-8-4 #844 Chickasha dep 8am to Enid.
September 18 UP 4-8-4 #844 Enid dep 8am to Wichita.
September 19 UP 4-8-4 #844 Wichita dep 8am to Topeka.
September 20 UP 4-8-4 #844 Topeka layover and display.

September 20 Independence OH - ex-CP/Ohio Central 4-6-2 #1293 excursion from Rockside Station dep 5pm along the Cuyahoga Valley to Akron Northside and return.
For details - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

September 20 - Alamosa CO - Trains Unlimited photo freight special scheduled for ex SP 2-6-0 1744 over La Veta Pass.

September 21 - Alamosa CO - Trains Unlimited photo passenger special scheduled for ex SP 2-6-0 1744 over La Veta Pass.

September 21 and 22 Duluth - ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 #2719 excursions from Duluth (dep 1030) to Two Harbors and return.
For details - North Shore Scenic RR

September 21 UP 4-8-4 #844 Topeka dep 8am to Hastings.
September 22 UP 4-8-4 #844 Hastings dep 8am to North Platte.

September 22 - Garibaldi OR - steam excursion to Salmonberry with power scheduled Curtiss Lumber Company #2 shay.
For details - Railsnw.com

September 23 UP 4-8-4 #844 North Platte Layover and display 8am to 5pm.

September 22 and 23 - Durango CO - Durango & Silverton Fall Photographers' special trains.

September 22, 23 - Phillipsburg, New Jersey - Susquehanna 142 2-8-2 Chinese Class SY. Saturday dep. Phillipsburg 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, and 15:30. Photo Freight 17:00 - 22:00. Evening and nighttime runbys. Sunday, September 23: dep. Phillipsburg 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, and 15:30.
For details - New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society Inc

September 24 UP 4-8-4 #844 North Platte dep 9am to Cheyenne.

September 23-24-25 - Nevada Northern, Ely NV - steam photo shoots. Cancelled
For details - Nevada Northern Railway

September 26-28 - Durango CO - Trains Unlimited special trains on Durango and Silverton. Currently proposing one round trip with D&RGW #315 2-8-0 Durango to Silverton on September 26, returning from Silverton on September 27. An extra return trip Durango to Cascade and return MAY run on September 28. This is all subject to #315 testing which is reported to be complete.

September 27 Prineville OR - Mount Emily Shay #1 private charter steam excursion from Prineville.
For details - Mt Emily Shay

September 28 and 29 Duluth - ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 #2719 excursions from Duluth (dep 1030) to Two Harbors and return.
For details - North Shore Scenic RR

September 29 - Chattanooga TN - Tennessee Valley Railroad 2-8-0 #610 on Chattanooga to Summerville 100 mile round-trip.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad

September 29 - Chama to Cumbres and return double-headed evening photo freight. For details contact Chama Steam
For details - Chama Steam

September 30 - October 1 - Chama to Antonito and return two day photo freight.


October 2007


September 30 - October 1 - Chama to Antonito and return two day photo freight - expected to double-head from Chama to Cumbres with 15 car freight.
For details - Chama Steam

October 6/7 and 13/14 Alamosa CO - Rio Grande Scenic RR will operate ex SP 2-6-0 #1744 from Alamosa to La Veta and return 122 mile round trip on weekends and public holidays until October 14. The RGSR is planning to operate the #1744 daily during the 2008 season.
For details - Rio Grande Scenic RR

October 5 and 6 Duluth - ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 #2719 excursions from Duluth (dep 1030) to Two Harbors and return.
For details - North Shore Scenic RR

October 6,7 and 13,14 and 20,21 New Haven Kentucky - L&N 4-6-2 #152 will operate on the Kentucky Railway Museum branch line. Saturday depart 11am and 2pm. Sunday depart 1pm and 3.30pm.
For details - Kentucky Railway Museum

October 5-7 - Byesville, Ohio. Byesville Scenic Railroad Fall Steam Weekend and Coal Miners' festival. Power will be ex CPR 4-6-2 #1293. On Friday October 5 steam trains at 5 and 7:30 p.m. On Saturday 1293 will run at 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday steam trains run at 11 a.m., and at 1 and 3 p.m.
For details - Byesville Scenic Railroad

October 6, 7, 13, 19, 20, 21 Freeport IL - Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad, 1912 36 ton Heisler runs several times in the year. The track is 1.7 miles in length and the train operates over ex-Milwaukee Road right of way. Along with the Heisler is a Milwaukee Road bay window caboose, two open cars, and a wood caboose from the Burlington that dates back to the late 1800's.
For details - Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

October 6, 8, 13, 20, 21, 27 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Moscow excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

October 6, 13, 20, 27 - Chattanooga TN - Tennessee Valley Railroad 2-8-0 #610 on Chattanooga to Summerville 100 mile round-trip.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad

October 6 and 7 - Kawkawlin MI - Bluewater Michigan Chapter NRHS and the Steam Railroading Institute will run two excursions from Kawkawlin, Michigan to Grayling with ex-Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 on ex-Michigan Central Railroad tracks.
For details - Bluewater NRHS

October 6 and 7 Minneapolis. MILW 4-8-4 #261 daily round trips to Winona and La Crescent.

October 6 and 7 Rockhill PA - East Broad Top Fall Spectacular, scheduled to include steam locomotive #15.
For details - East Broad Top Railroad

October 7, 14, 28 Steamtown - Scranton PA to Tobyhanna excursion, expected power CP 4-6-2 #2317.

October 8 - Hill City SD - Trains Unlimited steam special on Black Hills Central.No longer scheduled on TUL website

October 13, 14 Yacolt WA - 1929 ALCO 2-8-2T excursion on Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.
For details - Chelatchie Prarie Railroad

October 13, 14 Baker City OR - Sumpter Valley Railroad Fall Foliage Photographers' Specials. Two historic steam locomotives will be pulling authentic to the era freight and passenger trains through the beautiful fall colors of Eastern Oregon's scenic Sumpter Valley.
For details - Sumpter Valley Railroad

October 13, 14 Reports suggest that #425 will not be ready for these trips - they will be diesel. Port Clinton PA - Reading & Northern Railroad plans to operate Blue Mountain & Reading 425, 4-6-2 on two fall foliage excursions from Port Clinton (dep 9am) to Jim Thorpe, PA and return, a distance of 33 miles one-way.
For details - Reading & Northern Railroad

October 20 - Chama Steam VI photofreight. (Night photo shoot on October 19). Three locomotives from Chama to Cumbres on October 20, one road engine, one mid-train helper and one pusher with up to 40 car freight train, then to Osier. Double headed on return from Osier. Many runbys.


November 2007


November 3, 4 and 10,11 Bonsal NC - Flagg Coal Company 75, 0-4-0T will be doubleheaded with New Hope Valley Railway 17, 0-4-0T, trains departing the Bonsal Depot on the regular schedule at 11:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:45 PM, and 4:00 PM each operating day.
For details - New Hope Valley Railway

November 3, 4, 10 - Chattanooga TN - Tennessee Valley Railroad 2-8-0 #610 on Chattanooga to Summerville 100 mile round-trip.
For details - Tennessee Valley Railroad

November 4 - Oakdale CA. Pacific Locomotive Association is reported to be sponsoring a doubleheaded steam excursion over the Sierra Railroad from Oakdale to Cooperstown and back with Sierra No. 28 and Virginia and Truckee No. 18,.
For details - call 925-944-5883 or e-mail hluna@keyholidays.com

November 5 Strasburg PA - photo freight with Strasburg RRís #31repainted to itís original CN 7312 plus CN#89..
For details - contact Pete Lerro at pete@lerroproductions.com

November 10 Hartford Wis. - Soo 2-8-2 No. 1003 will pull a special Santa Train on the Wisconsin & Southern from Hartford, Wis. to Ripon, Wis., for display from 8am. to 10.15am. Children will be able to visit Santa in a caboose pulled by the 1003. The engine will then return to Hartford for another display from 1 to 3.30 pm.
For details - Wisconsin and Southern


December 2007


December 1 Chama NM - annual Chama Christmas train departs 10am.
For details - Cumbres & Toltec

December 1/2, 8/9, 15/16 Owosso MI - Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 on 'North Pole Express' departs 10am and 4pm.
For details - Michigan Steam Railroading Institute

December 7-9 Portland OR - Holiday Express event at Oaks Park with SP 4-8-4 #4449.
For details - ORHF

December 8 Antonito CO - annual Antonito Christmas train departs 10am.
For details - Cumbres & Toltec

December 14-16 Portland OR - SP&S 4-8-4 #700. Reports say loco will move from Brooklyn Roundhouse to North Portland Junction area on Friday, then travel to Vancouver WA for BNSF event on Saturday morning, returning to East Portland later on Saturday. It will be on display in East Portland on Sunday until later in the day when it will retrun to Brooklyn with 4449.
For details - ORHF

December 14-16 Portland OR - Holiday Express event at Oaks Park with SP 4-8-4 #4449.
For details - ORHF


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