On the Mainline Steam Page -
Iowa Interstate Chinese built "QJ" will be operating for the first time in a couple of years.
Saturday August 18 - Multiple 45 minute trips from Mitchellville, Iowa.
Sunday August 19 - Multiple 45 minute trips from Brooklyn, Iowa.
Nickel Plate #765 will be fired up and on display in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the FWRHS Open House.
From the Traveling Steam Page - 0-4-0 Tank Engine #85 will be on site and pulling short caboose train rides.
The Open House takes place August 17-19, 2018.
Norfolk & Western "J" #611 will be operating for a series of events from August 31 throughout September at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. Events range from behind the scenes tours, a special night photography session, museum train rides, and even throttle time with the #611.
On the Steam by State Page -
Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, Nevada will operate double header excursions for Labor Day Weekend on both September 1 & 2, 2018.
Midwest Central Railroad in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa will operate, as usual, during the annual "Old Threshers Reunion" which takes place from August 30 - September 3, 2018. Midwest Central typically operates 2 steam trains each day of the event. The Midwest Electric Railway, featuring a lovely collection of trolleys and interurbans, also operates at the event.
Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois will present special operations Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3, 2018) with bonus night time train rides on both September 1 & 2, 2018. In addition to the night tim train rides, the various historic signs and signals around the museum property will be illuminated. Steam #1630 operates all 3 days, the Nebreska Zephyr train set operates Sunday and Monday, and the Bi-Level Commuter set operates Sunday only. Each day a collection of historic (and some rare to see operate) electric interurban trains also operates.
On the Theme Park Steam Page -
Tweetsie Railriad in Blowing Rock, North Carolina will hold their annual Railroad Heritage Weekend on August 25-26, 2018. Special operations include photo-runby special, double-headers, and the opportunity to ride in the historic 1870's wooden coach.
On Traveling Steam Page -
Viscose #6 will be pulling weekend trips at the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in Rush, NY on August 18-19 & August 25 & 26, 2018.