STEAM TRAIN DIARY - earlier months
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February 2-4 - Nevada Northern, Ely NV - steam photo freights.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway
February 5-7 - Heber Valley UT, steam photo freights.
February 6-8 - New Orleans - ex SP 2-8-2 #745 : February 6 go to the New Orleans KCS yard on Airline Highway. February 7, depart for Baton Rouge at approximately 8 am. Lay over at the KCS yard in Baton Rouge and return home on February 8 at approximately 8 am. The KCS yards are not open to the public. Departure times are subject to change according to KCS traffic etc.
February 9-11 - Nevada Northern, Ely NV - steam photo freights.
February 11 - Los Angeles - LAUPT AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 will be in steam at LA Union Station adjacent to Track 13 from 12 noon until 5pm. During the following week the locomotive will be on show for a Rail Safety and Commuter Education Fair.
February 18 - Durango CO - Winter photographers special train.
February 19 - Durango CO - Trains Unlimited mixed train round trip to Cascade Canyon.
February 22-23 - Ely NV - Trains Unlimited Nevada Northern two-day event.
March 17-18 - Niles California - Locomotives will be Quincy Railroad No. 2 1924 Alco 2-6-2T; Granite Rock 0-6-0T No. 10 and Robert Dollar Co. 2-6-2T No. 3. The three engines will power a variety of trains on Saturday March 17, with a tripleheaded passenger special in the morning, and a tripleheaded freight in the afternoon. Both the morning and afternoon Saturday trains will depart from Niles. Sunday will be another all-steam day, with the three locomotives assigned to the regularly scheduled trains out of Sunol on a random basis.
For details - For tickets, contact the PLA at 925-944-5883.
April 15 Vancouver BC - ex CPR 4-6-4 #2860 excursion Vancouver BC to White Rock BC.
For details - West Coast Railway Association
April 20-22 San Pedro CA - AT&SF #4-8-4 #3751 will be at San Pedro Yard between Harbor Blvd. and Sampson Way at 6th Street. It will be on display Friday evening 7pm - 10pm for a SBRHS fundraiser event. The 3751 will also be on display on Saturday 21 from 10am to 4pm for the Centennial Rail Festival which is part of the Port of Los Angeles' 100th Anniversary. On Sunday 22 the 3751 will leave San Pedro at 12noon to return to LA via the Alameda Corridor.
May 3 - 31 Cheyenne UP 4-8-4 #844 Cheyenne-Pacific Northwest tour. The UP advise all timings are subject to change and the train can run early. Cheyenne dep 8am to Rock Springs
For details - UP Railroad
May 4 UP 4-8-4 #844 Rock Springs dep 8am to Pocatello.
May 5 and 6 Santa Margarita CA - 1927 Vulcan narrow gauge 2-4-0 train rides.
May 5 and 6 Fullerton CA - AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 on display at the Fullerton Railroad Days, returning to LA Redondo Jn sometime after 5pm Sunday.
May 6 UP 4-8-4 #844 Layover and display Boise Station 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 12-13 - Cass, Elkins West Virginia - Cass Spring Photo Special. The primary purpose of these trips is to recreate the bygone era of a West Virginia logging railroad. The logging train will consist of two (Saturday) or one (Sunday) geared locomotives, four log cars and a caboose. Railfans ride on the "photo" train which will have a Shay locomotive, a caboose, three tourist cars and an "open" car. On Sunday morning, from the rear of the "open" car, one can watch and photograph the log train engine as it pushes a log car up the steep mountain grades. We plan to use both the Heisler and Shay 4 that is completing its multi-year restoration. Trips are limited to about 75 patrons. All photo locations are manicured for quality photography. The log train (some cars with logs!) is free of tourist cars and railfans. The Saturday trip begins with the spectacular "Three train race" (three trains on three parallel tracks). The Sunday trip is on the ex-Western Maryland RR (now the West Virginia Central). The Photo Specials provide many unique opportunities that are not offered by the regular Cass tourist trains or any of the other special trips run at the Cass Scenic Railroad. About 30 photo runbys will be made during the two-day event.
May13-17 UP 4-8-4 #844 Layover and display Fife 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 18-20 - Cass, Elkins West Virginia - Cass Railfan Weekend. Three days of steam and historic diesel railroading with many photo-runbys.
May 19 UP 4-8-4 #844 and SP 4-8-4 #4449 Tacoma - Everett - Tacoma (public excursion - tickets via Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation) . Dep Fife 9am, dep Tacoma Amtrak Station 10am, via Auburn, Kent, Seattle, Edmonds arr Everett Amtrak Station 12noon. Dep Everett 2pm, arr Tacoma 4.30pm and arr Fife 5pm.
May 20 - Mineral WA. Mt Ranier Scenic Railroad. Special train will depart the Mineral Restoration Facility at 10:30 AM, and last approximately two to three hours, depending on the number of photo runbys. Motive power for the trip will be either Heisler #91 or Alco 2-8-2T #17. Tickets are $30 per person. Shop tour included at no extra cost.
May20 and 21 UP 4-8-4 #844 and SP 4449 Layover and display Tacoma Fife Yard 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 23 UP 4-8-4 #844 Portland Kenton dep 8am to Hinkle.
May 26 - Oct 14 - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - daily service in each direction between Chama and Antonito.
Commencing May 26 Alamosa CO - ex SP 2-6-0 #1744 to work Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only on the Alamosa to La Veta passenger excursion trips from May 26 until mid October (date to be confirmed) on San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad .
Commencing May 26 Boone IA - 2-8-2 Chinese JS class #8418 will operate every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4:00 PM. Trips
will continue until the last weekend of October.
May 27 UP 4-8-4 #844 Nampa dep 8am to Pocatello.
May 29 UP 4-8-4 #844 Pocatello dep 8am to Montpelier.
Updated May 31 2007
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