Here are the latest short videos that have been put together by Ed Flemming our honorary videographer. Ed is currently working on the first of 45 minute videos that will cover the entire restoration, the first of which is available on our catalog page.
Special thanks to A and R Productions for allowing the use of archival footage
from “The Desert Princess'” classic railroad video.
Our main project and reason for being, the restoration of the #18. We started tinkering with the locomotive about 1996. That work resulted in a steam test in January 2001 in which the engine was fired up to 50psi.
In 2009 a comprehensive report was assembled which put in place the plan to fully and properly restore the #18 to operational condition. Since that time the CCRW has been actively restoring the locomotive.
Here you can peruse through older post and see the progress of the restoration from the beginning in 2010 to now. New updates are being added regularly as work continues. Check back often.
The restored whistle can be heard here while temporarily on McCloud #18 at the V&TRR in 2011.