STEAM TRAIN DIARY - earlier months
This listing is maintained for personal use and is not intended to be a complete diary of steam train events in the USA and Canada. SVS Film will not be responsible for any errors or omissions, nor will be responsible for any expenses or other costs incurred as a result of the information printed here.
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Saturday 14 January Scranton PA - Steamtown to Tobyhanna 'Ice Harvest' special train expected to be steam powered.
For details - Steamtown National Historic Site
Saturday 21 January Elbe WA - Mt. Rainier Scenic RR Winter Spectacular. 3 locomotives under steam, Alco 2-8-2T #17, three truck Heisler #91
and three truck Climax #10.
Monday/Tuesday 30/31 January - Durango, Colorado - Durango & Silverton RR photo special event.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 3/4/5 February Ely Nevada - Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular. Both #93, a 2-8-0 built in 1909 and 40, 4-6-0 built in 1910 will be running.
For details - Nevada Northern Railway - Winter Steam Spectacular
Monday-Thursday 6-9 February SBRHS AT&SF 4-8-4 #3751 in steam at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal for Educational Outreach Program.
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 6/7/8 February Heber City, Utah - Heber Valley Railroad - Winter Photo Session. Locomotive 618 will do the honors on the Heber pulling vintage freight cars through stunning Provo Canyon.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10/11/12 February Ely Nevada - Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular. Both #93, a 2-8-0 built in 1909 and 40, 4-6-0 built in 1910 will be running.
Friday/Saturday 17/18 February - Strasburg PA, Strasburg RR photo special event.
Sunday 19 February - New Hope PA, New Hope and Ivyland Railroad photo special event.
Sunday February 19 - Durango Colorado - Durango & Silverton Winter Photo Special.
February 28 - New Orleans - ex SP 2-8-2 #745 due to arrive in Kansas City. Scheduled to return from Kansas City May 24.
Saturday March 18 Elbe, Washington - Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad steam hauled 'Old Man Winter' wine special departs 12.30.
For details - Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
April 27 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Cheyenne to Denver.
For details - UP Steam
April 28 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Denver to Sharon Springs KS.
May 1 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Salina to Herington KS then layover and display.
For details - UP Steam
May 3 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Herington to Pratt KS.
May 5 - Prineville Oregon - A half day of photography with Mount Emily Lumber Co. 1, 3-truck Shay on the City of Prineville Railroad. Price is US$200 and will be freight cars and caboose consist.
May 6 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Guymon OK to Dalhart TX.
May 6 - October 28 - Durango Colorado. Daily services to Silverton.
May 5/6/7 - Cass West Virginia - Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers (CALS) 28th steam railroad weekend including trips to Old Spruce, Big Cut, Twin Bridges and Bald Knob with multiple, well managed, photo runbys.
May 6-7 - Sumpter Valley, Oregon - 'White Pass' photo special. White Pass & Yukon #81 (originally Sumpter Valley #101), 2-8-2
May 7 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Dalhart TX to Alamogordo NM.
May 8 - Chehalis WA. A half day (afternoon) of photography on a photo freight with Cowlitz,
Chehalis & Cascade 15, 2-8-2. Cost is USD $100 per person. This event requires a minimum attendance of 10 people. Reservations now being accepted.
May 8 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Alamogordo NM to El Paso TX, then layover and display.
May 9 - Mount Ranier Scenic Railroad. A full day of photography with a empty log train and Hillcrest Lumber
Co. 10, 3-truck Climax. If there is sufficient participaction a second locomotive, Mount Rainier Scenic RR 91, 3-truck Heisler, can be added for double
heading. This event will require the minimum participation of 20 people. Cost is USD $250 per person. Reservations are being accepted.
May 10 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. El Paso to Alpine TX.
May 10 - Summerland BC - charter trains, morning on the Kettle Valley with Mayo Lumber Co. 3, 2-truck Shay and then move to Kamloops for an afternoon on the Kamloops Heritage Railway (ex CN) #2141, 2-8-0.
May 10 - Port Alberni, BC. A half day of photography with Alberni Pacific Lumber Co. 7, 2-8-2T with a loaded log train. Cost will be CAN $100 per
person. Minimum of 10 people to make it a go.
May 12-14 - White Pass and Yukon, Alaska - three day 'White Pass' photo special.
May 11 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Alpine to Del Rio TX.
Saturday/Sunday May 13/14 - Cass West Virginia - Carl Franz Cass Spring Photo Special. 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). About 30 photo runbys will be made during the two-day event. Other highlights include triple-headed log train runbys; some of the log cars will have LOGS!; the horseshoe curve at Spruce, WV; Shays and Heisler lettered for the "Mower Lumber Co."; see the Climax undergoing restoration; locomotive shop tour; no assigned seats; enjoy a ride in the caboose, the open car and the tourist cars, nine per cent grades and two switchbacks.
May 19-21 - Cass West Virginia - Railfan Weekend will start Friday evening with a program in the Cass shop. Saturday and Sunday will feature trips up Cass Hill and along Cheat River; with many opportunities to photograph the Cass geared locomotives at work.
May 19-21 - SP 2-8-2 #745 at Liberty Festival, Liberty, MO.
May 20 - Scranton PA - Steamtown historic site - excursion planned - details and motive power to follow.
May 20 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. San Antonio to Austin TX then layover and display.
May 24 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Marshall TX to North Little Rock AR then layover and display.
Saturday 27th May to Sunday 15 October Chama NM / Antonito CO - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad daily operation.
Saturday 27 May to Monday 4 September Grand Canyon Railway - twice daily round trip from Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim during summer. Steam expected on 9.00am from Williams and 4.30pm from Grand Canyon, diesel on 1030am Williams and 3.00pm Grand Canyon.
May 28 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Claremore OK to Kansas City, then layover and display.
May 28 - Scranton PA - Steamtown historic site - excursion to Tobyhanna, probable power CN 2-8-2 #3254 outbound and diesel return.
May 29 - Scranton PA - Steamtown historic site - excursion to Moscow PA, probable power CN 2-8-2 #3254.
May 30 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. Kansas City to Fairbury NE.
June 1 - UP 4-8-4 #844 publicity tour. North Platte NE to Cheyenne WY - tour ends.
For details - UP Steam
Saturday 3 June - Tennessee Valley Railroad - 100-mile round-trip ride from Chattanooga to Summerville, GA. 2-8-0 #610 expected to power this trip both ways.
June 7 Chehalis, Washington - to be confirmed Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade #15, 2-8-2 steam charter round trip from Chehalis to Ruth.
For details call 1-888-CUMBRES for reservations.
June 8 Morton, Washington - to be confirmed Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad steam charter to Tacoma, possibly with #17, 2-8-2T.
For details - to follow. Mount Ranier Scenic Railroad June 10 Sherwood OR - ex SP 4-8-4 #4449 in steam at the 'Cruisin' Sherwood' event.
For details - Cruisin' Sherwood and Friends of 4449
June 10 and 11 Portland, OR - ex SP&S 4-8-4 #700 in steam at Oaks Park.
June 16 Phillipsburg NJ - Belvedere and Delaware River - photo event with NYS&W #142.
Wednesday June 21 - Minneapolis - Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 hauls one-way trip to Milwaukee. The trips will be operated with the cooperation of Canadian Pacific Railway and Amtrak. The train will include four fully restored former Milwaukee Road passenger cars: Pioneer Limited sleeper, Minnesota River, business car Montana, Super Dome 53 and Skytop observation car Cedar Rapids. This train will make all the regular Amtrak stops as it travels east over the former Milwaukee Road main line and passengers will be allowed to board at these stops.
Friday June 23 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 hauls dinner trip from Milwaukee Road Station in downtown Milwaukee to Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
Saturday June 24 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 hauls round trip from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells. After unloading passengers at Wisconsin Dells, the train will continue on to New Lisbon, where it will be turned for the return to the Dells and Milwaukee. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Dells round trip and Wisconsin Dells-New Lisbon round trips will be sold as separate excursions.
Sunday June 25 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 hauls round trip from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells and onwards to New Lisbon.
29 June - 4 July - SP 2-8-2 #745 planned to be on display at Taste of Kearney, Kearney, MO .
Updated 2 July 2006
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