Most Tourist Railways take the months of January & February off, never fear Train Chasers! There are still trains to ride in the Winter Months.
If you're looking for some exciting Winter Steam action, Durango & Silverton operates the "Cascade Canyon Winter Train" Thursdays - Sundays in Durango Colorado. www.DurangoTrain.com
The Grand Canyon Railway continues to operate Daily during the winter months with a Winter Steam Special on February 16th featuring Baldwin built 2-8-2 Mikado # 4960. www.TheTrain.com
Amtrak's California Zephyr (Chicago IL - Emeryville CA) - www.Amtrak.com
Amtrak's Coast Starlight (Los Angeles CA - Seattle WA) - www.Amtrak.com
VIA Rail's Canadian (Toronto ON - Vancouver BC) - www.ViaRail.com
And for the serious Train Chasers... Nevada Northern in Ely NV operates two seperate 3-day weekends simply called "Winter Steam Spectacular." A great opportunity to photograph steam locomotives and other historic equipment. Tickets are limited and more information can be found at - www.nnry.com/pages/photoshoot.php