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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 May 2, 2022.

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MAY 2022

May 7: Nickel Plate 765 Night Photo Shoot
Night photo shoot with Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765, vintage freight cars, and cabooses - New Haven, Indiana
More information: Chris Lantz Photography
Related photos: Nickel Plate 765 Night Photos

May 7: NC Transportation Museum "At The Throttle"
Participants can operate Jeddo Coal 0-4-0 steam locomotive #85 - Spencer, North Carolina
More information: North Carolina Transportation 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 7-8: Durango & Silverton Galloping Goose Excursions
Galloping Goose # 5 makes round-trips to Cascade Canyon - Durango, Colorado
More information: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Related photos: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos

May 13-15: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad "Steam in the Valley"
Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 leads three weekends of excursions from Independence and Akron, Ohio
More information: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

May 20: Age of Steam Roundhouse Photo Session
Small group photo session in the roundhouse, plus operation of Morehead & North Fork 0-6-0 #12 - Sugarcreek, OH
More information: Trains Magazine

May 20-22: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad "Steam in the Valley"
Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 leads three weekends of excursions from Independence and Akron, Ohio
More information: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

May 21: Hobo Railroad & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad "Lincoln Limited"
Excursion over the entire line from Meredith to Lincoln, New Hampshire
For more information: Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts

May 21: 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

May 27-30: 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: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers an excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

May 29: Walkersville Southern Railroad Railfan Special
Plymouth #7 leads a freight and GE #9331 leads a passenger train with photo runbys - Walkersville, Maryland
More information: Walkersville Southern Railroad

JUNE 2022

June 4: Bradford Ohio Railroad Heritage Festival
Celebrate railroad history with model trains, museum tours, and children's activities - Bradford, Ohio
More information: Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

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 11-12: Steamtown Railfest 2022
Excursions to Moscow, trolley rides from the Electric City Trolley Museum, locomotive shop tours and demonstrations - Scranton, Pennsylvania
Details forthcoming: Steamtown National Historic Site
Related photos: Steamtown Photo Gallery

JULY 2022

July 1-4: Great Western Steam Up
Visiting steam locomotives including including Southern Pacific 18, Eureka & Palisade 4, Santa Cruz Portland Cement 2, Bluestone Mining & Smelting 1, Nevada County Narrow Gauge 5, and Cortez Mining Co “Ann Marie” - Carson City, Nevada
More information: Great Western Steam Up

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 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: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers an excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

July 19: Sumpter Valley Railroad Photo Charter
Photo runbys with Heisler #3 and historic freight and passenger equipment - Baker City, Oregon
More information: Trains Magazine
Related photos: Sumpter Valley Railroad Photos

AUGUST 2022

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 6-7: Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad Steam
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 powers two weekends of steam excursions from Lebanon, Ohio
More information: Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

August 6-7: Huckleberry Railroad Railfan Weekend
Train rides with Alaska Railroad 4-6-0 #152 plus shop tours, demonstrations, photo special, and model trains - Flint, Michigan
Details forthcoming: Huckleberry Railroad & Facebook Page
Related photos: Huckleberry Railroad Photo Gallery

August 13: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers an excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

August 13-14: Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad Steam
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 0-6-0 #126 powers two weekends of steam excursions from Lebanon, Ohio
More information: Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

August 20: Black Hills Central RR Double Header & 65th Anniversary
Mallet locomotives #108 and #110 lead a doubleheader with photo opportunities - Hill City, South Dakota
More information: Black Hills Central Railroad

August 25-28: 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 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

SEPTEMBER 2022

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

September 3: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers an excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

September 3 & 17: 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 18: 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 24: Council Bluffs Railroad Days
Celebration of railroad heritage including the RailsWest Museum and UP Museum - Council Bluffs, Iowa
More information: Council Bluffs Railroad Days

September 27 - October 2: Galloping Goose Excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Excursions from Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico with Galloping Goose #5
More information: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

September 30 - October 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

OCTOBER 2022

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: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers excursions from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

October 4-5: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Photo Charter
Two-day photo charter featuring a log train and mixed freight led by Polson Logging 2-8-2 #2 and Craig Mountain Lumber Heisler #3 - Garibaldi, Oregon
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

October 6-7: Albany & Eastern Railroad Photo Charter
Two-day photo charter featuring a log train and mixed freight led by recently acquired Santa Maria Valley 2-6-2 #205
More information: Lerro Productions

October 8: SP&S 700 Photo Charter
Afternoon and night photo sessions feature SP&S 4-8-4 #700 at Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, OR
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: SP&S 700 Photos

October 8-9: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers excursions from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

October 13-14: Cumbres & Toltec Rio Grande Photo Special
Two-day photo charter with D&RGW #168 and a K-36 - Chama, New Mexico
More information: Trains & Travel
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Passenger Trains, Cumbres & Toltec Freight Trains

October 24-25: Cumbres & Toltec "Toltec Rattler Redux"
12-hour photo freights led by a K-36 - Chama, New Mexico
More information: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Related photos: Cumbres & Toltec Passenger Trains, Cumbres & Toltec Freight Trains

October 29-30: Reading & Northern Railroad Iron Horse Rambles
Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 powers excursions from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern Photo Gallery

NOVEMBER 2022

November 4-6: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photo Charter
C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 leads a photo freight, plus night photo sessions - Cumberland, Maryland
More information: Trains Magazine
Related photos: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photos

November 4-6: Cass Scenic Railroad 2022 Rail Heritage Weekend
Three days of photography opportunities with Heisler #6 and Shays #4 & #5 - Durbin & Cass, West Virginia
Details forthcoming: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Related photos: Cass Railfan Weekend Photos

November 5: Everett Railroad Photo Charter
Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive #11 powers a mixed freight - Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
More information: Chris Lantz Photography
Related photos: Everett Railroad Photos

November 5-6: Reading & Northern Railroad Fall Foliage Excursions
Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 steam excursions from Reading to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
More information: Reading & Northern Railroad
Related photos: Reading & Northern 425 Photo Gallery

November 5-6: 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

November 11-13: Three Eras of Railroading Photo Charters
Three photo charters at Pennsylvania railroads: Northern Central, Middletown & Hummelstown, East Broad Top
More information: Dynamo Productions

November 12-13: 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

November 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

FEBRUARY 2023

February 2-3 & 8-9: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photo Charter
C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 pulls two weekends of photo freights - Cumberland, Maryland
More information: Lerro Productions
Related photos: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photos

February 3-5: Nevada Northern Railway "Winter Steam Photo Spectacular"
3-day weekend photographing freight and passenger trains with 2-8-0 #93 and 2-80 #81 - Ely, Nevada
More information: Nevada Northern Railway
Related photos: Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular

February 17-19: Nevada Northern Railway "Winter Steam Photo Spectacular"
3-day weekend photographing freight and passenger trains with 2-8-0 #93 and 2-80 #81 - Ely, Nevada
More information: Nevada Northern Railway
Related photos: Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular

 

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