Southern Pacific #18 update – April and May 2021

#18 safely arrived in Durango on Wednesday the 14th and was promptly unloaded the following morning. Rosser trucking once again did a fantastic job of hauling the engine and tender. After the unload the stack was installed and the engine moved inside the roundhouse for its annual inspection.

Many of you have asked when #18 will be operating. Because its being used as a back up to the D&SNG’s other locomotive’s, there is currently not a set operating schedule. Our hope is that we will be able to provide at least a few dates in advance that allows folks to make plans. So check back soon and we will do our best to provide semi regular updates and photos.

Southern Pacific #18 update – April 2021

Well its official, #18 will once again be heading to Durango for another stint on the Durango and Silverton Railroad. In a mutually beneficial agreement, the D&SNG has leased #18 for a period of approximately 6 months. #18’s primary role will likely be in helper service with the D&SNG’s other oil burning locomotive’s. Photos, dates the #18 may be in service, and other information will be posted in the future. We’re excited about being able to help the D&SNG and have #18 once again be a part of their operation!