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Steam train events in US and Canada


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. All schedules are subject to change without notice. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SCHEDULE TO MAKE TRAVEL PLANS WITHOUT CHECKING WITH THE RAILROAD/OPERATOR FIRST.

Some entries are shown as To be confirmed . This indicates that early information has been learnt, but has not been verified by the proposed operating organisation!!

We would welcome any comments, corrections or updates by email ESPECIALLY if you are a tourist railroad, or operator of a preserved steam locomotive!

Credit to John Biehn for some of the details included below.



Photo of the week:

Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 near Montgomery, Michigan heading an Edon to Hillsdale round trip excursion on June 15th 2024.
Copyright © John Biehn 2024


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Diary for 2024


NEW Updated June 20th. Outline Big Boy 'Heartland of America' tour dates. November Soo Line photo charter.


January 2024


January 6th and 7th Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 'Snow 'n Steam' trains will now be diesel hauled between Cumberland and Frostburg. The railroad says #1309 requires unscheduled piston head replacement work.
For details: https://wmsr.com/

January 13 Sugar Express. No. 148 will carry passengers from Lake Placid to Clewiston for a layover at the beloved Market on Bond Street featuring local farmers, fresh food, entertainment, and welcoming neighbors in downtown Clewiston.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

January 20-22 Sugar Express will operate its 'Rare Mileage Tour'. This three-day event beginning on January 20th will be powered each day by the former Florida East Coast Railway 4-6-2 No. 148. All trips will feature multiple photo opportunities, an onboard appetizer and non-alcoholic drinks service each day.
Details of proposed schedule and order tickets go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

January 27 Sugar Express. Departing Clewiston for Lake Placid, guests will enjoy a high-stepping passenger train ride behind Sugar Express steam locomotive No. 148 as it slips through the sugarcane fields and arrives for a two-hour layover in the historic town of Lake Placid.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

January 27th weekends until March 17th Cass WV. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR 'Greenbrier Express Winter Special' trains will run from Cass to Durbin and return on Saturdays and Sundays.
For details: https://mountainrailwv.com/calendar/

February 2024


February Orbisonia PA, East Broad Top Railroad. Their Winter Spectacular will not operate in February 2024 owing to locomotibe maintenance schedules.
Details: https://eastbroadtop.com/events/

February 3rd and weekends until March 17th Cass WV. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR 'Greenbrier Express Winter Special' trains will run from Cass to Durbin and return on Saturdays and Sundays.
For details: https://mountainrailwv.com/calendar/

February 10th Lake Placid Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Lake Placid to Clewiston and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

February 11th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

February 16 - 18 Ely Nevada, Nevada Northern Winter Spectacular. Details: https://nnry.com/winter-steam-photo-weekend-spectacular-hands-on-history/

February 18th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

February 24th Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Clewiston to Lake Placid and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

February 25th Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Clewiston to Moore Haven and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

March 2024


March 1 - 3 Ely Nevada, Nevada Northern Winter Spectacular. Details: https://nnry.com/winter-steam-photo-weekend-spectacular-hands-on-history/

March 2nd and weekends until March 17th Cass WV. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR 'Greenbrier Express Winter Special' trains will run from Cass to Durbin and return on Saturdays and Sundays.
For details: https://mountainrailwv.com/calendar/

March 2nd Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

March 2nd Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway celebration of 100 years #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T. Special event.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

March 3rd Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

March 9th Lake Placid Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Lake Placid to Clewiston and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

March 10th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

March 16th Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express. No. 148 will carry passengers on one hour trips at the Clewiston Sugar Festival.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

March 17th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

April 2024


April 6th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

April 13th Lake Placid Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Lake Placid to Clewiston and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

April 14th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

April 19th to 21st Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express #148 Photo Specials with passenger and freight consists. Loco in its Florida East Coast Railway 1940's markings.
For schedule and tickets on sale, go to https://sugarexpress.ticketspice.com/sugar-express-photo-charter

April 20th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Earth Day' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

April 21st Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

April 24th and 26th/27th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816 event at Calgary Alta. Travels from Calgary to Medicine Hat on 26th April. Medicine Hat to Moose Jaw Sask.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/content/dam/cpkc/documents/english/pdfs/community/steam-train/Steam-Tour-Schedule.pdf

April 27th Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Clewiston to Lake Placid and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

April 28th Clewiston Florida. Sugar Express #148 excursion from Clewiston to Moore Haven and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

April 28th and 29th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816 event at Moose Jaw Sask. Travels from Moose Jaw to Minot SD on April 29th.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

April 30th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816 event at Minot ND.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 2024


May 1st, 2nd and 3rd CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816 travels from Minot to Glenwood MN on May 1st, then on from Glenwood to St.Paul on May 2nd. Event at St.Paul MN on May 3rd.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 3rd October 27th East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia PA. Steam locomotive #16 is under repair. The EBT website says: 'due to ongoing maintenance of Steam Locomotive, all train excursions from May 3rd through August will be pulled by our vintage diesel engine.'
For details: https://eastbroadtop.com/

May 4th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

May 4th Albuquerque NM. Santa Fe 4-8-4 #2926 in steam moving from its base to Tractor Brewing for fund raising event.
For details: https://2926.us/

May 5th, 6th and 8th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. Travels from St.Paul to Portage Wis on May 5th and Portage to Bensenville IL on May 6th. Event at Franklin Park IL on May 8th.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 9th, 10th and 11th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. Travels from Bensenville IL to Nahant Iowa on May 9th. Event at Davenport Iowa on May 10th, then travels from Nahant to Kansas City MO on May 11th.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 11th Duluth MN. Testing and steam up date for #332 DM&IR 2-8-0. North Shore Scenic Railroad.
For details: https://duluthtrains.com/steam/

May 11th Minersville PA. Night photo session at Minersville Station in Minersville, PA, benefiting Railway Restoration Project 113. Volunteers will pose for photo opportunities with CNJ 113 with continuous LED lighting. The engine will be fired up for the event and may move for some video opportunities.
For details go to https://steamcharters.com/

May 12th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

May 17th - 18th Durango CO. Night photo session on Friday. On Saturday join a work train to Needleton pulled by a K-36 or K-37 engine, with a Spring perspective on the Animas Canyon.
For details go to https://steamcharters.com/

May 18th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. Event at Kansas City MO.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 18th Minersville PA. Community Day featuring shuttle steam train rides with CNJ 113.
For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1317551072251045/

May 18th and 19th Nelsonville, Ohio. The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will be operating the Hocking Valley Steam Train Special with their 0-6-0 no.3.
For details: https://www.hvsry.org/

May 19th Sunol CA. Niles Canyon Railway steam powered trips at 1030am and 1pm with #4 Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.ncry.org/ride/2024-train-rides/

May 20th Golden CO. Experience the Colorado Railroad Museum in a new way, with a day of photo opportunities featuring RGS 20 and Rio Grande 491 plus a night photo session.
For details go to https://steamcharters.com/

May 21st 22nd and 24th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816 Travels from Kansas City to Heavener OK on May 21st, then from Heavener to Shreveport LA on May 22nd. Eevent at Shreveport LA on May 24th.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

May 24th, 25th and 26th Angola Indiana. Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 heads 'Indiana Ice Cream Train' trips.
For details: https://www.indianarailexperience.org/ice-cream-train/

May 25th Reading PA. 2024 Iron Horse Rambles. Reading and Northern 4-8-4 #2102 excursion from Reading Outer Station to Jim Thorpe and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.rbmnrr-passenger.com/rambles

May 25th Angola Indiana. Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 heads 'Wine and Whiskey Train' evening excursion.
For details: https://www.indianarailexperience.org/wine-whiskey-train/

May 25th-October 19th Chama NM and Antonito CO. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad schedule is available. Regular trains operate six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday from May 25th until October 19th 2024.
For details: https://cumbrestoltec.com/

May 25th, 26th and 28th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. Travels from Shreveport LA to Kendleton TX on May 25th, then to Laredo TX on May 27th. Event at Laredo TX on May 28th.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

June 2024


June 1st Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

June 1st Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam. Reported to be double headed with 4501 and 630.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

June 7th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. Event at Mexico City.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

June 8th and 9th Duluth MN. #332 DM&IR 2-8-0 heads excursion from Duluth to Palmers and return on North Shore Scenic Railroad.
For details: https://duluthtrains.com/steam/

June 9th Antonito CO. Cumbres & Toltec 'Geology Train' departs Antonito 8:30am to Chama. Buses to/from Chama.
For details: https://cumbrestoltec.com/events/geology-train/

June 13th - 27th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. June 13th Laredo to Kendleton TX. June 15th Kendleton to Shreveport LA. June 24th Shreveport to Heavener OK. June 25th Heavener to Kansas City MO. June 27th Kansas City to Daveport Iowa.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

June 15th Owosso MI. PM 4-8-4 #1225 'Freedom Flyer' excursion from Owosso to Ashley and return.
For details: https://michigansteamtrain.com/calendar/arsenal-of-freedom/

June 15th and 16th Edon Ohio. Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 heads round trip excursion to Hillsdale on Saturday 15th and to Jonesville on Sunday 16th June.
For details: https://www.indianarailexperience.org/tri-state-scenic/

June 22nd Nesquehoning, PA. 2024 Iron Horse Rambles. Reading and Northern 4-8-4 #2102 excursion from Nesquehoning to Tunkhannock and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.rbmnrr-passenger.com/rambles

June 22nd Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

June 22nd and 23rd Clewiston Florida. On Saturday 22nd June Sugar Express No. 148 will run from Clewiston to Lake Placid. On Sunday 23rd June it will head two hour round trips from Clewiston.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

Cancelled June 29th Silvis IL. CPKC Canadian Pacific #2816 4-6-4 excursion from Silvis to Bureau Junction IL on Iowa Interstate is cancelled.
Initial info: https://www.trains.com/?s=2816+excursion

June 30th Cheyenne WY. UP 4014 'Big Boy' leaves Cheyenne bound for Roseville running via Evanston to Ogden, Salt Lake City and the WP route to Wells and via the Feather River Canyon.
June 30th Cheyenne to Rawlins, calling at Laramie. For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 2024


July 1st, 3rd and 4th UP 4014 'Big Boy'. On July 1st Rawlins to Rock Springs calling at Wamsutter. July 3rd Rock Springs to Evanston calling at Green River. July 4th Evanston to Salt Lake City calling at Morgan UT.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 1st to 6th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. July 1st Davenport Iowa to St Paul MN. July 3rd St Paul to Thief River Falls MN. July 4th Thief River Falls to Winnepeg Manitoba. July 6th event at Winnepeg, Manitoba.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

July 7th to 10th CPKC 'Final Spike 2816 Steam Train' headed by Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 #2816. July 7th Winnepeg to Brandon Manitoba. July 8th Brandon Manitoba to Moose Jaw Sask. July 9th Moose Jaw to Medicine Hat Alberta. July 10th Medicine Hat to Calgary Alberta.
For details: https://www.cpkcr.com/en/community/final-spike-steam-train

July 4th Chama NM. Cumbres & Toltec '4th July Fireworks Celebration Train' departs Chama 3pm to Cumbres Pass and return.
For details: https://cumbrestoltec.com/events/2024-4th-of-july-dinner-train/

July 6th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

July 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th UP 4014 'Big Boy'. On July 6th Salt Lake City to Elko NV calling at Wells NV. July 8th Elko to Winnemucca NV calling at Carlin and Battle Mountain. July 9th Winnemucca NV to Portola CA calling at Gerlach NV. July 11th Portola to Roseville calling at Oroville CA.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 12th, 13th and 14th Roseville CA. UP 4014 'Big Boy' on display at Roseville on July 12th and 13th. July 14th special excursion from Roseville to Sparks NV (details and tickets see https://www.uptraintix.org/). Calls at Colfax and Truckee CA.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 16th, 17th and 19th UP 4014 'Big Boy'. On July 16th Sparks to Winnemucca NV calling at Lovelock. July 17th Winnemucca to Elko NV calling at Carlin NV. July 19th Elko to Ogden UT calling at Montello NV.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 20th and 21st Ogden UT. UP 4014 'Big Boy' on display at Ogden.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th UP 4014 'Big Boy'. On July 22nd Ogden UT to Montpelier Idaho calling at Brigham City and Soda Springs. July 23rd Montpelier Idaho to Rock Springs WY calling at Kremerer WY. July 25th Rock Springs to Rawlins calling at Point of Rocks WY. On July 26th Rawlins to Cheyenne WY calling at Medicine Bow.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

July 26th - 28th Clewiston Florida. On July 26 & 27, hourly train rides behind no. 148 will be offered during the Caladium Festival. The Caladium Festival Flyer will depart each day from Lake Placid at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
On July 28, the Farm to Table train will depart Lake Placid at 9:00 a.m. This trip includes a four-hour round trip passenger excursion, a photo runby at Liberty Point, and lunch upon arrival at Clewiston. Locomotive no. 148 will operate the south-bound portion of the trip and South Central Florida Express diesel locomotives will return the passengers to Lake Placid.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://sugarexpress.com/trips-and-events/

August 2024


August 3rd Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

August 3rd Antonito CO. Cumbres & Toltec Mixed Train Photo Charter with #463 from Antonito to Osier and return. All day with photo runbys and night photo event.
For details: https://friendsofcumbrestoltec.org/product/mixed-train-photo-charter/

August 12th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway '4960's Birthday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

August 17th Nesquehoning, PA. 2024 Iron Horse Rambles. Reading and Northern 4-8-4 #2102 excursion from Nesquehoning to Pittston and return.
For schedule and order tickets, go to https://www.rbmnrr-passenger.com/rambles/

NEW September/October UP have announced outline dates for 'Big Boy' 4014 'Heartland of America' tour with stops in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois, among other states. More details to follow.
Leaves Cheyenne on August 29th.
UP Press Release: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

September 2024


September 7th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

September 8th Antonito CO. Cumbres & Toltec 'Geology Train #2' departs Antonito 8:30am to Chama. Buses to/from Chama.
For details: https://cumbrestoltec.com/events/september-08-2024-geology-train-2/

NEW September 8th Rochelle Illinois. UP 4014 'Big Boy' on display.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

September 14th Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

September 14th and 15th Duluth MN. #332 DM&IR 2-8-0 heads excursion from Duluth to Two Harbors and return on North Shore Scenic Railroad.
For details: https://duluthtrains.com/steam/

September 21st Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Grand Canyon Railway's Birthday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

September 19th - 23rd Skagway Alaska. 5 day tour on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad with steam and diesel powered trains.
For details go to https://www.traintrips.biz/

September 28th Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

October 2024


October 5th Williams AZ. Grand Canyon Railway 'Steam Saturday' 9:30am train scheduled to be steam hauled with either 2-8-0 #29 or 2-8-2 #4960.
For details: https://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays/

October 5th Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

NEW October 6th Houston Texas. UP 4014 'Big Boy' on display.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

October 8th and 9th Essex CT. Two days of photo opportunities in beautiful fall colors including a passenger and freight consist, pulled by Valley Railroad 40 and Valley Railroad 3025.
For details go to https://steamcharters.com/

To be confirmed October 9th Virginia City/Carson City NV. Photo event on Virginia and Truckee Railroad.
For details go to https://www.traintrips.biz/

To be confirmed October 10th and 11th Orbisonia PA. Photo event on East Broad Top Railroad
For details go to https://www.traintrips.biz/

NEW October 10th and 11th Fort Worth Texas. UP 4014 'Big Boy' on display.
For details: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

October 12th and 13th Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

October 18th and 19th Durango CO. Two day photo charter with Trains Magazine. Durango to Silverton on Friday. Return from Silverton to Durango on Saturday.
For details: organised by Trains Magazine - https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/durango-silverton-two-day-steam-photo-charter-with-trains-magazine-set-for-october/

October 19th and 20th Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

October 19th and 20th Pleasant Lake Indiana. Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 heads 'Indiana Fall Color Train' all day excursion to Hillsdale Michigan and return.
For details: https://www.indianarailexperience.org/in-fall-color-train/

October 26th and 27th Duluth MN. #332 DM&IR 2-8-0 heads excursion from Duluth to Palmers and return on North Shore Scenic Railroad.
For details: https://duluthtrains.com/steam/

November 2024


November 2nd and 3rd Chattanooga TN. Tennessee Valley Railroad round trip excursion to Summerville Georgia with steam.
For details: https://www.tvrail.com/train-rides/summerville-steam-special/

NEW November 2nd and 3rd Hartford Wisconsin. Soo Line 2-8-2 #1003 one or two day photo charter.
For details and tickets:https://ticketstripe.com/events/7710105582983688


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