Fan trips and other special services

Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

Myrtone

Member
Fan trips were or are special charter trains not run for the general public. Have those ever been a regular occurrence in North America? Also, how about other special services with onboard catering and maybe side tours as well?
 

bnsf971

Roadmaster
Local chapters of NRHS have sponsored excursions and fan trips. This practice has fallen off dramatically in recent years, with increases in freight traffic, increased insurance costs, and the pandemic over the last couple of years putting a huge damper on such events.
 

bnsf971

Roadmaster
What about other special services, say with side tours as well as onboard catering?
Excursions are generally operated by an independent group, and any and all side trips or extras are solely their responsibility. For the most part, unless it's part of something like an NRHS convention, there are no side trips, and any food or drink is handled by the group organizing the trip.
 

Myrtone

Member
How about any interstate special services (in Canada this means crossing province borders) or even special services in North America that cross country borders?
 

bnsf971

Roadmaster
Okay, I have to ask, why are you asking these specific questions? Are you planning to hijack a train to Ottawa?
 




RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

Top