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Fall of 2016 is a great time to catch Steam Train Specials! Steam Locomotives get a workout pulling longer trains for Autumn Leaf Specials, Photo Specials, and Rare Mileage Excursions. Here are a few to take note of -
Mainline Locomotives - More information and full schedules on MAINLINE STEAM page.
October 7, 8, & 9th.
Milwaukee Road #261 operates from Minneapolis MN over former Milwaukee Road route on special Fall Color Excursions.
October 13 - 31
Union Pacific #844 travels on it's "Trek to Tennessee" passing through Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Illinois.
Union Pacific #844 appears in Memphis TN for the dedication of a new Rail / Pedestrian Bridge over the Mississippi River.
Notable Regional Steam Specials -
More information and links available
on STEAM BY STATE page.
Chattanooga, Tennessee -
Every Saturday and select Sundays from October 1 - November 13, Southern #4501 operates 100 Mile excursions from Chattanooga TN to Summerville GA on the Tennessee Valley Railroad. The weekend of November 12 & 13th, #4501 will doublehead with Southern #630 on a rare 100 Mile double header Southern Steam Special!
Port Clinton, Pennsylvania -
October 8, 9, 15 & 16th, the Reading & Blue Mountain Railroad #425 pulls Autumn Leaf Specials on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Baker City, Oregon -
October 15 & 16th, White Pass & Yukon #19 and Heisler #3, operate with historic freight and passenger equipment on a Photographers Weekend Special taking place over the entire line at the
Sumpter Valley Railroad in Baker City, Oregon.
Worcester, Connecticut -
October 29 & 30th, a special train will operate over the Providence and Worcester Railroad, Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, and the Valley Railroad through Essex CT. The Portion over the Valley Railroad will be powered by "New Haven" #3025, a coal burning 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive. The special train will travel over the entire operable track of the Valley Railroad, and will feature a photo run-by.
Note - the Valley Railroad is listed under Regional Railroads, however this special excursion is being arranged by the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, more info on the excursion available
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