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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 February 12, 2016.

FEBRUARY 2016

February 12-14: 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 13: St. Marys Railroad Wild West 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 13: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
First of several 2016 steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon using 2-8-2 #4960 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

February 13-14: Durango & Silverton "Winter Photo Train"
Annual photo special to Cascade Canyon, plus night photo session in Durango, Colorado
Details forthcoming: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

February 15-16: Reading & Northern 425 Photo Charter
Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 leads a two-day photo charter with passenger consist, plus night photo session
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Reading & Northern 425 Photo Gallery

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February 17: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photo Freight Charter
LS&I 2-8-0 #734 powers a photo freight to Frostburg, plus night photo session - Cumberland, Maryland
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photos

February 19-21: 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 20: St. Marys Railroad Wild West 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 20-21: Orange Empire Railway Museum "Steam Weekend"
Ventura County 2-6-2 steam locomotive #2 is operating, plus trolleys  - Perris, California
More information: Orange Empire Railway Museum

MARCH 2016

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

March 12-13: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Flanger Charter
2-day flanger and snow removal charter train led by K36 #487 - Antonito, Colorado
More information: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Photos

March 19: Minersville Easter Trains
CNJ 0-6-0 #113 powers three trips from Minersville to Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
More information: Railway Restoration Project 113

March 19-20: Orange Empire Railway Museum "Steam Weekend"
Ventura County 2-6-2 steam locomotive #2 is operating, plus trolleys  - Perris, California
More information: Orange Empire Railway Museum

March 25: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Spring Photo Excursion
WW&F Locomotive #9 leads freight and mixed trains, with runbys and night photo session - Alna, Maine
More information: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum

APRIL 2016

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

April 7-10: Amory Railroad Festival
Festival with entertainment, car show, and museum events, celebrating railroad history in Amory, Mississippi
More information: Amory Railroad Festival

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April 9: N&W 611 Excursion - Spencer to Lynchburg
Norfolk & Western #611 leads an excursion from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to Lynchburg, VA
More information: 2016 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 10: N&W 611 Excursion - Spencer to Asheville
Norfolk & Western #611 leads an excursion from the North Carolina Transportation Museum to Asheville, NC
More information: 2016 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 16-17: Orange Empire Railway Museum "Steam Weekend"
Ventura County 2-6-2 steam locomotive #2 is operating, plus trolleys  - Perris, California
More information: Orange Empire Railway Museum

April 23: St. Louis Museum of Transportation "Rails at Night"
Night photo session featuring the museum's heritage railroad and streetcar collection - St. Louis, Missouri
More information: Museum of Transportation

April 23-24: N&W 611 Excursions - Greensboro to Roanoke
Norfolk & Western #611 leads excursions each day from Greensboro, North Carolina to Roanoke, Virginia
More information: 2016 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

April 30 - May 1: Fullerton Railroad Days
Railroad equipment on display including diesel and steam locomotives, plus model trains - Fullerton, California
More information: Fullerton Railroad Days

MAY 2016

May 7: South Carolina Railroad Museum Steam Train
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 operates on the Rockton, Rion & Western RR - Winnsboro, South Carolina
More information: South Carolina Railroad Museum

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

May 7: Painesville Depot Rail Fanning Day
Watch and photograph CSX trains passing the historic Painesville Depot - Painesville, Ohio
More information: Western Reserve Railroad Association

May 7-8: 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: 2016 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

May 14: South Carolina Railroad Museum Steam Train
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 operates on the Rockton, Rion & Western RR - Winnsboro, South Carolina
More information: South Carolina Railroad Museum

May 14-17: AAPRCO 2016 Illinois Special
Private car special from Chicago to Rock Island and South Amana (IA), with portions led by IAIS QJ steam engine
Details forthcoming: American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO)
Related photos: Iowa Interstate QJ Class Steam at Train Festival 2011

May 20-22: Cheyenne Depot Days & Union Pacific Steam Open House
Public tours of the UP steam shop and roundhouse, plus model trains and railroad art - Cheyenne, Wyoming
More information: Cheyenne Depot Museum
Related photos: Frontier Days Trains & Cheyenne Shops

May 21-22: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 pulls regular excursions, plus railfan special with runbys - Walkersville, MD
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

May 28-30: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

May 28-30: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 pulls three excursions each day - Walkersville, Maryland
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

JUNE 2016

June 3: Schuylkill River Sojourn Trains
CNJ 0-6-0 #113 powers Friday trips from Minersville to Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Railway Restoration Project 113

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

June 4-5: N&W 611 Excursions - Manassas to Front Royal
Norfolk & Western #611 leads three excursions (one Saturday, two Sunday) from Manassas to Front Royal, VA
More information: 2016 Norfolk Southern Steam Schedule
Related photos: Norfolk & Western 611 Photos

June 4-5: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 pulls regular excursions, plus railfan special with runbys - Walkersville, MD
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

June 10-12 & 18-19: Wilmington & Western Railroad 50th Anniversary
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 visits the W&W, including possible night photo session (Friday) and double/tripleheaders (Saturday/Sunday) - Wilmington, Delaware
Details forthcoming: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Related photos: Wilmington & Western Railroad Photos

June 24 - July 1: 32nd Annual National Garden Railway Convention Tour "Great Western Rail Adventure"
8-day railfan tour prior to the annual convention includes visits to the Napa Valley Wine Train, California State Railroad Museum, Virginia & Truckee RR, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR, and more  - Santa Clara, California
More information: Trains & Travel International

JULY 2016

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

July 2-3: Allentown & Auburn Railroad Steam Weekend
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 leads six trips per day from Kutztown to Topton, Pennsylvania
More information: Allentown & Auburn Railroad

July 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
Related video: Midwest Steam Part 2

July 9-10: Allentown & Auburn Railroad Steam Weekend
Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 leads six trips per day from Kutztown to Topton, Pennsylvania
More information: Allentown & Auburn Railroad

July 16: Strasburg Rail Road "The Rolling Antique Auto Event"
Vintage automobiles pace the regular steam excursions in Strasburg, Pennsylvania
More information: Strasburg Rail Road
Related photos: Strasburg Rail Road Photo Gallery

July 23-24: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Related video: Midwest Steam Part 2

July 24: Painesville Depot Rail Fanning Day
Watch and photograph CSX trains passing the historic Painesville Depot - Painesville, Ohio
More information: Western Reserve Railroad Association

AUGUST 2016

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

August 20-21: Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum Steam Weekend
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 pulls two weekends of excursions - Versailles, Kentucky
More information: Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum

August 24-27: Grand Canyon Railway -- National Park Service Centennial Celebration
Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 powers excursions to the Canyon - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

August 27-28: 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 27-28: Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum Steam Weekend
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 steam locomotive #126 pulls two weekends of excursions - Versailles, Kentucky
More information: Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum

SEPTEMBER 2016

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

September 3-5: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
Related video: Midwest Steam Part 2

September 7-10: 36th National Narrow Gauge Convention
Annual convention includes tours to the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes (including three photo sessions), Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, and Boothbay Railway Village - Augusta, Maine
More information: National Narrow Gauge Convention

September 10: Painesville Depot Rail Fanning Day
Watch and photograph CSX trains passing the historic Painesville Depot - Painesville, Ohio
More information: Western Reserve Railroad Association

September 17: Grand Canyon Railway 115th Anniversary
Grand Canyon 2-8-2 #4960 powers excursions to the Canyon, plus events TBA - Williams, Arizona
Details forthcoming: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

OCTOBER 2016

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

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

October 15: Painesville Depot Rail Fanning Day
Watch and photograph CSX trains passing the historic Painesville Depot - Painesville, Ohio
More information: Western Reserve Railroad Association

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