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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, 2018.

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FEBRUARY 2018

February 16-18: 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 16-18: Durango & Silverton "Winter Photo Train"
Steam photo special to Cascade Canyon (Sunday), Galloping Goose # 5 photo specials to Cascade Canyon (Saturday & Sunday), plus night photo sessions in the yard (Friday & Saturday) - Durango, Colorado
More information: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

February 17: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Winter Photo Freight
Diesel-powered photo freight and night photo session in Frostburg - Cumberland, Maryland
More information: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Related photos: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photos

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February 17: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Excursion to the Canyon
First 2018 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 23-24: Durango & Silverton Galloping Goose Excursions
Galloping Goose # 5 makes a round-trip to Cascade Canyon on both Friday & Saturday - Durango, Colorado
More information: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

MARCH 2018

March 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

March 3: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

March 12-13: Southern Railway Photo Charter
Southern 2-8-0 #630 & 2-8-2 #4501 double-head a two-day photo freight, plus night photo session - Chattanooga, Tennessee
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

March 17: Winterail
Railroad photography exposition and railroadiana show - Corvallis, Oregon
More information: Winterail

March 24: Boston Surface RR Co. Spring Tour on the Providence & Worcester Railroad
All-day excursion on the P&W from Worcester, Massachusetts to New London and Providence
More information: Boston Surface Railroad Company

APRIL 2018

April 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

April 7: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

April 14 & 21: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Spring Photo Excursions
WW&F #9 leads mixed and freight trains, plus night photo session (April 21 only) - Alna, Maine
More information: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum

April 21: Everett Railroad "Steam Into The Cove"
Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive #11 powers a 27-mile round-trip excursion from Holidaysburg to Martinsburg, PA
More information: Everett Railroad
Related photos: Everett Railroad Photos

April 21: 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 28-29: Fillmore & Western Railway Steam RailFest 2018
Baldwin 2-8-0 #14 leads excursions plus antique tractors, caboose rides, and more - Fillmore, California
More information: Fillmore & Western Railway

MAY 2018

May 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

May 9-13: PRRT&HS Convention Excursion
Juniata Terminal PRR E8s lead an excursion from Philadelphia 30th Street to Altoona for the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society 50th annual convention. Westbound on May 9. Eastbound on May 13, including a trip around Horseshoe Curve.
Details forthcoming: Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society

May 17-18: Monticello Railway Museum Photo Charter
Southern 2-8-0 #401 leads a photo freight, plus night photo session - Monticello, Illinois
More information: Southern Rail Productions

May 18-20: Cass Scenic Railroad Rail Heritage Weekend
Saturday trip to Spruce, Sunday trip on the Greenbrier line toward Durbin, plus night photo sessions at Whittaker and Cass Shops - Cass, West Virginia
More information: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Related photos: Cass Railfan Weekend Photos

May 19-20: 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 20: Whitewater Valley Photo Special
Lima-Hamilton diesel #25 leads a photo freight, plus night photo session - Metamora, Indiana
More information: Southern Rail Productions

May 26: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

May 26-28: Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Trains
Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 steam loco #85 pulls regular excursions, plus railfan special with runbys - Walkersville, MD
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

JUNE 2018

June 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

June 2: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

June 2-3: Cumbres & Toltec Photo Freight Charter
D&RGW 315 leads a two-day photo freight from Antonito to Cumbres and return
More information: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec
Related photos: D&RGW 315 on the Cumbres & Toltec

June 2-3: 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

June 22-24: Oil Creek & Titusville Steam Train Weekend
Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 #85 & Viscose 0-4-0 #6 saddle tank engines lead excursions - Titusville, Pennsylvania
More information: Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

JULY 2018

July 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

July 7: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

July 14-15: Clamshell Railroad Days
Pullman car tours, rail history slideshow, and model train displays; Ilwaco, Washington
More information: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

July 21: Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train
UP 4-8-4 #844 powers the annual excursion from Denver, Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming and return. Ferry moves expected to Denver on Thursday (July 19) and return to Cheyenne on Sunday (July 22)
Details forthcoming: Cheyenne Frontier Days Train & Union Pacific Steam Schedule
Related photos: Cheyenne Frontier Days Train Photos

July 21: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

AUGUST 2018

August 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

August 11: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

August 18-19: Howell Melon Festival Excursions
Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 leads one hour excursions from Howell to Byron, Michigan
Details forthcoming: Howell Melon Festival
Related photos: Steam Railroading Institute in Summer & Fall Gallery

August 23-26: Prairie Village Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree
Train rides with Lima 0-6-0 #29 and Alco 0-4-0T #11 - Prairie Village, South Dakota
Details forthcoming: Historic Prairie Village

August 24-26: Cumbres & Toltec Trains Magazine Photo Charter
K-36s doublehead a two-day photo freight, plus Friday night photo session - Chama, New Mexico
Details forthcoming: Trains Magazine
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Photos

August 25-26: 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

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 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

September 1: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

September 1-2: Steamtown Railfest 2018
Night photo session; 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 2018
Related photos: Steamtown Photo Gallery

September 15: Everett Railroad "Steam Into The Cove"
Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive #11 powers a 27-mile round-trip excursion from Holidaysburg to Martinsburg, PA
More information: Everett Railroad
Related photos: Everett Railroad Photos

September 15: 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 15: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

September 29 - October 1: Cumbres & Toltec Photo Freight Charter (tentative)
K-36 steam locomotive leads a photo freight to Osier and return on Saturday, followed by 315 and 463 to Cumbres and return (Sunday/Monday) - Antonito, Colorado
Details forthcoming: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec
Related photos: D&RGW 315 on the Cumbres & Toltec

OCTOBER 2018

October 6: Steam Railroading Institute "Northern Arrow"
Diesel-powered excursion from Kalkaska to Petoskey, Michigan
Details forthcoming: Steam Railroading Institute
Related photos: Steam Railroading Institute in Summer & Fall Gallery

October 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

October 6, 13, 20-21 & 27-28: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum "Summerville Steam Special"
Southern 2-8-0 #630 or 2-8-2 #4501 lead a trip from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia
More information: Tennessee Valley Railroad
Related photos: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Photos

October 13: Steam Railroading Institute "Cadillac Limited"
Diesel-powered excursion from Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac, Michigan
Details forthcoming: Steam Railroading Institute
Related photos: Steam Railroading Institute in Summer & Fall Gallery

October 20: Steam Railroading Institute "The Curwood Highlander"
Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 powers an excursion from Alma to Owosso, Michigan
Details forthcoming: Steam Railroading Institute
Related photos: Steam Railroading Institute in Summer & Fall Gallery

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