January 23rd was the #18’s first trip to Cascade Canyon, a 50 mile round trip. The locomotive performed great. Dave Mull took a few short clips showing the locomotive pulling onto the turntable, the train working upgrade and pulling through the yard in the evening. Keep an eye out to see the #18 out and about more often in the coming weeks hauling work trains and training crews! And be sure to get your tickets at the Durango and Silverton website for the upcoming trips.
Amidst single digit temperatures and falling snow – two feet worth – New Years day in Durango found the #18 under steam for the third of three days of movie filming taking place in the Durango yard. Rumor has it The Orphan train movie will air on Netflix sometime in 2019.
Looking ahead to 2019 we are excited to announce that the #18 will participate in the Durango and Silverton RR winter photo train, along with Galloping Goose #5, on February 16th and 18th. Exact details for the February trips can be found on the Durango and Silverton website. There will also be regular Cascade Canyon trips on March 6th and April 9th that will be available for sale in the near future.
As always your ongoing donations and support are greatly appreciated, so thank you and we look forward to an exciting 2019!