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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 March 25, 2020.

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MAY 2020

May 2: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

May 2-3: Texas State Railroad Photo Charter
Tremont & Gulf 2-8-2 #30 (Texas State #400) leads a two-day photo freight - Palestine, Texas
More information: Trains Magazine
Related photos: Texas State Railroad Photo Gallery

May 16-17: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 steam locomotive #85 pulls three excursions each day - Walkersville, Maryland
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

May 23-25: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 steam locomotive #85 pulls three excursions each day, plus Saturday evening railfan special with runbys north of Walkersville towards Woodsboro - Walkersville, Maryland
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

May 23-25: 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 30-31: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 steam locomotive #85 pulls three excursions each day - Walkersville, Maryland
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

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JUNE 2020

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

June 6: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

June 6-7: Union Depot Train Days
Railroad equipment displays and model train show - St. Paul, Minnesota
More information: Union Depot

June 13-14: Steamtown Railfest 2020
Diesel-powered excursions to Moscow, short train rides behind Baldwin 0-6-0 #26, trolley rides from the Electric City Trolley Museum, locomotive shop tours and demonstrations - Scranton, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Steamtown National Historic Site Railfest 2020
Related photos: Steamtown Photo Gallery

June 25-28: Galesburg Railroad Days
Annual railroad festival and train show in Galesburg, Illinois
More information: Galesburg Railroad Days

June 27-28: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Locomotive 168 Photo Charter
D&RGW #168 leads a charter with historic passenger consist (Saturday) and freight (Sunday) - Antonito, Colorado
More information: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Passenger Trains, Cumbres & Toltec Freight Trains

June 27-28: Carillon Park Rail Festival
Live steam trains, historical exhibits, and model train displays - Dayton, Ohio
More information: Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society

JULY 2020

July 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

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

July 4: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

July 11-12: Stewartstown Railroad Steam
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 powers three weekends of steam excursions from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
More information: Stewartstown Railroad

July 18: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos (SteamPhotos.com)

July 18: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

July 18-19: Stewartstown Railroad Steam
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 powers three weekends of steam excursions from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
More information: Stewartstown Railroad

July 25-26: Stewartstown Railroad Steam
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 powers three weekends of steam excursions from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
More information: Stewartstown Railroad

AUGUST 2020

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

August 1: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

August 1: Reading & Northern Railroad F Unit Railfan Excursion
Reading & Northern's newly acquired F units lead an excursion from Reading to Pittston, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Railroad Photos

August 8: Summerail
Railroad slide presentations and model train show - Marion, Ohio
More information: Marion Union Station Association

August 15: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

August 22-30: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Roundup of Victorian Iron Horses
Visiting steam locomotives include Eureka & Palisade #4, Glenbrook, and D&RGW #315 (as #425), plus recently restored D&RGW #168 - Antonito, Colorado
More information: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec, D&RGW #315, Eureka & Palisade #4

August 27-30: Prairie Village Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree
Train rides with Lima 0-6-0 #29 and Alco 0-4-0T #11 - Prairie Village, South Dakota
More information: Historic Prairie Village

August 29-30: 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 30-31: Durango & Silverton Photo Charter
D&RGW K-37 #493 leads a two-day photo freight to Silverton, plus night photo session - Durango, Colorado
More information: Trains Magazine
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

August 30 - September 7: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association "Steam Show"
Pennsy B4a 0-6-0 #643 operates during the annual steam show - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
More information: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 2-5: 40th National Narrow Gauge Convention
Annual convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri
Details forthcoming: National Narrow Gauge Convention

September 4-7: Hesston Steam & Power Show 2020
Three gauges of operating steam trains plus steam tractor, saw mill, crane, and more - La Porte, Indiana
Details forthcoming: Hesston Steam Museum

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

September 5: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

September 5: Reading & Northern Railroad F Unit Railfan Excursion
Reading & Northern's newly acquired F units lead an excursion from Reading to Pittston, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Railroad Photos

September 5-7: 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 19: Everett Railroad "Steam Into The Cove"
Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive #11 powers a 27-mile round-trip excursion from Hollidaysburg to Martinsburg, PA
More information: Everett Railroad
Related photos: Everett Railroad Photos

September 19: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
Steam-powered excursion to the Grand Canyon with 2-8-2 #4960 - Williams, Arizona
More information: Grand Canyon Railway
Related photos: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Photos

September 23 - October 1: Colorado Steam Charters
8-day steam photo charter at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Georgetown Loop, South Park Rail Society, and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
More information: Lerro Productions

September 26: Edaville Rail Fan Day
Monson Railroad steam locomotive #3 returns to Edaville for a rare mileage trip with photo stops - Carver, MA
Details forthcoming: Edaville

September 26: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-2 #4501 leads a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

OCTOBER 2020

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

October 3-4: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Excursions
Steam excursions with Santa Fe 4-6-2 #3415 from Abilene, Kansas
More information: Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

October 10-11: Sumpter Valley Railroad Photographer's Weekend
Photo runbys with Mikado #19, Heisler #3, and historic freight and passenger equipment - Baker City, Oregon
More information: Sumpter Valley Railroad
Related photos: Sumpter Valley Railroad Photos

October 17-18: Sierra Railway Photo Charter
Sierra Railway #3 leads a photo charter on the Sierra Northern Railway from Jamestown, California
More information: Lerro Productions

October 20: Cincinnati Daylight Express
One-way special with dome cars over the route of Amtrak’s Cardinal from Chicago, Illinois to Cincinnati, Ohio
More information: Rail Excursion Management Co.

October 22-25: Autumn Colors Express
Diesel-powered excursions from Huntington to Hinton, West Virginia, through the New River Gorge
More information: Rail Excursion Management Co.

NOVEMBER 2020

November 7: Everett Railroad Photo Charter
Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive #11 leads a full day photo charter plus night photo session - Martinsburg, PA
More information: Historic Transport Preservation
Related photos: Everett Railroad Photos

November 8: Strasburg Rail Road Photo Charter
Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 #475 leads a full day photo charter plus night photo session - Strasburg, PA
More information: Historic Transport Preservation
Related photos: Strasburg Rail Road Photo Gallery

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