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Railfan Events & Train Excursions Calendar

This page provides a calendar of upcoming railfan events and excursions throughout North America. For tourist railroads offering regularly scheduled excursions, please see the Tourist Railroads & Museums Pages. To add your event or excursion to this page, please Submit Your Event. Last updated January 7, 2017.

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August 11-13: Railfest Hamburg 2017 (Reading Railroad Heritage Museum - Hamburg, PA)
50th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad's Bee Line Service. Alco C630 #5308 & GE U30C #6300 featured. Train rides, night photo session, vendors, displays, and banquet with speaker Classic Trains editor Robert McGonigal.
More information: Reading Company Technical & Historical Society

JANUARY 2017

January 14-15: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Winter Photographic Weekend
Photo opportunities with WW&F #9, Monson #3, and Bridgton & Saco River coach #11 - Alna, Maine
More information: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum

January 21-22: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Winter Photographic Weekend
Photo opportunities with WW&F #9, Monson #3, and Bridgton & Saco River coach #11 - Alna, Maine
More information: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum

January 29: Orange Blossom Cannonball Final Train
Tavares, Eustis & Gulf  2-6-0 #2 to pull the railroad's final trips on January 7, 14, 27, 28 & 29 - Tavares, Florida
More information: Orange Blossom Cannonball

FEBRUARY 2017

February 4: Wilmington Chapter NRHS "Super Saturday Streetcar Special XXIV"
Chartered PCC-2 trolley makes photo stops along Route 15 and other trackage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More information: Wilmington Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society

February 7-8: Grand Canyon Railway Photo Charter
Two-day charter with 2-8-0 #29 and 2-8-2 #4960 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Photos

February 10-12: Nevada Northern Railway "Winter Steam Photo Spectacular"
3-day weekend photographing freight and passenger trains with 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 - Ely, Nevada
More information: Nevada Northern Railway
Related photos: Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular

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February 11: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington "Steam In The Snow Double Bill"
Photo opportunities with WW&F #9 and Monson #3 - Alna, Maine
More information: Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts

February 11: St. Marys Railroad Wild West Steam Express
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 leads four trips, plus "at the throttle" opportunities - St. Marys, GA
More information: St. Marys Railroad

February 17-19: Nevada Northern Railway "Winter Steam Photo Spectacular"
3-day weekend photographing freight and passenger trains with 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 - Ely, Nevada
More information: Nevada Northern Railway
Related photos: Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular

February 18: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
First 2017 steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

February 18: St. Marys Railroad Wild West Steam Express
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 leads four trips, plus "at the throttle" opportunities - St. Marys, GA
More information: St. Marys Railroad

February 18-19: Durango & Silverton "Winter Photo Train"
All-day photo special to Cascade Canyon (Sunday), Galloping Goose # 5 excursion (Saturday), plus night photo session in the yard - Durango, Colorado
More information: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

MARCH 2017

March 4: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

March 18: Winterail
Railroad photography exposition and railroadiana show - Corvallis, Oregon
More information: Winterail

APRIL 2017

April 1: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

April 1: Folkston Annual "Rail Watch"
Train watching at the viewing platform in Folkston, Georgia
More information: Georgia Tourism & Travel

April 8: N&W 611 Excursion - Spencer to Lynchburg
Norfolk & Western #611 leads an excursion from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to Lynchburg, VA
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 9: N&W 611 Excursion - Spencer to Charlotte (morning)
Norfolk & Western #611 leads a morning excursion from North Carolina Transportation Museum to Charlotte
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 9: N&W 611 Excursion - Spencer to Greensboro (afternoon)
Norfolk & Western #611 leads an afternoon excursion from North Carolina Transportation Museum to Greensboro
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 22: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

April 22-23: N&W 611 Excursions - Greensboro to Roanoke via Altavista
Norfolk & Western #611 leads excursions each day from Greensboro, North Carolina to Roanoke, Virginia. Note that unlike prior Roanoke excursions, these trips will run via the former Virginian line from Altavista to Roanoke.
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

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MAY 2017

May 6: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

May 6-7: N&W 611 Excursions - Lynchburg to Petersburg
Norfolk & Western #611 leads excursions each day from Lynchburg to Petersburg, Virginia
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

May 6-7: Fullerton Railroad Days
Visiting locomotives, railcars, and model train layouts on display - Fullerton, California
Details forthcoming: Fullerton Railroad Days

May 27-29: N&W 611 Excursions - Roanoke to Lynchburg and Walton (Radford)
Norfolk & Western #611 leads excursions each day (Lynchburg morning, Radford afternoon) from Roanoke, VA
More information: 2017 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

May 27-29: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

JUNE 2017

June 3: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

June 16-17: Three Rivers Rambler Photo Charter
Southern 2-8-0 #154 leads a 1940's period freight consist. Photo runbys including period automobiles. Friday night photo session at water tank.  - Knoxville, Tennessee
More information: Southern Rail Productions
Related photos: Three Rivers Rambler Photos

June 24-25: Rail Festival at Carillon Park
Live steam trains, historical exhibits, and model train displays - Dayton, Ohio
More information: Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society

June 24-25: SP 4449 Excursion to Bend, Oregon
SP Daylight 4-8-4 #4449 is expected to power a two-day, round-trip excursion from Portland to Bend, Oregon via the Columbia River Gorge and Deschutes River Canyon
Details forthcoming: Friends of SP 4449
Related photos: Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 Photos

JULY 2017

July 1: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

July 1-4: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

July 22-23: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

AUGUST 2017

August 5: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

August 11-13: Railfest Hamburg 2017 (Reading Railroad Heritage Museum - Hamburg, PA)
50th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad's Bee Line Service. Alco C630 #5308 & GE U30C #6300 featured. Train rides, night photo session, vendors, displays, and banquet with speaker Classic Trains editor Robert McGonigal.
More information: Reading Company Technical & Historical Society

August 26-27: Tweetsie Railroad "Railroad Heritage Weekend"
Two days of train rides with steam locomotives 4-6-0 #12 and 2-8-2 #190 - Blowing Rock, North Carolina
More information: Tweetsie Railroad
Related photos: Tweetsie Railroad Railfan Weekend Photos

August 27 - September 4: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association "Steam Show"
Pennsy B4a 0-6-0 #643 operates during the annual steam show - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association

August 31 - September 4: Midwest Old Threshers Reunion
Midwest Central Railroad operates steam locomotives during the festival - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
More information: Midwest Central Railroad

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 1-4: Hesston Steam & Power Show 2017
Three gauges of operating steam trains plus steam tractor, saw mill, crane, and more - La Porte, Indiana
Details forthcoming: Hesston Steam Museum

September 2: Conway Scenic Railroad "Railfans Day"
Diesel-powered excursions plus night photo session - North Conway, New Hampshire
Details forthcoming: Conway Scenic Railroad
Related photos: Conway Scenic Railroad Photos

September 2: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

September 2-4: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

September 4-6: Cumbres & Toltec Photo Charter
Photo charter expected in conjunction with the 2017 National Narrow Gauge Convention (Denver) - Chama, NM
Details forthcoming: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Photos

September 9-10: 25th Annual Glory Days Festival
Festival includes entertainment plus excursions on the Green Mountain RR - White River Junction, Vermont
More information: Glory Days of the Railroad

September 16: Grand Canyon Railway 116th Anniversary
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

September 23: Grand Canyon Railway "Man vs. Machine"
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

OCTOBER 2017

October 7: St. Marys Railroad "Railroad Days"
Train rides with Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126, plus "at the throttle" experience - St. Marys, GA
More information: St. Marys Railroad

October 7: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 or 2-8-0 #29 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

October 7-8: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

October 21: St. Marys Railroad "Halloween Express"
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 pulls two weekends of excursions - St. Marys, Georgia
More information: St. Marys Railroad

October 28: St. Marys Railroad "Halloween Express"
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 pulls two weekends of excursions - St. Marys, Georgia
More information: St. Marys Railroad

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