Southern Pacific #18 – July and August 2022

What an amazing Fourth of July weekend in Carson City at the Great Western Steam up. #18 spent two weeks away from home on its Nevada vacation with its journey taking it over Montgomery Pass and through Mina for the first time since 1938. Unfortunately, due to the time of day, and the crew going to Laws to load #401, no one apparently got photos of it in route.

At the museum, the #18 and #401 were the workhorses of the narrow gauge equipment and pulled a good number of the 7500 attendees. A great time was had by all of our volunteers and supporters that attended.

Looking ahead, we hope to conduct a few work parties this fall and look forward to operating #18 a few more times over the coming months. More on that soon!

Southern Pacific #18 – March and April 2022

We are excited to be working with the good folks at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City to bring #18 up for a visit. The Great Western Steam Roundup will be held July 1st thru 4th in Carson City. More information can be found here:

This is shaping up to be the first time #18 has been in the state of Nevada since it headed the final narrow gauge train out of Mina, NV in February 1938. Check back in the coming months for more updates on this historic trip.

Feb. 16, 1938. Last train from Mina. (M. H. Ferrell Coll.)
Feb. 16, 1938. Last train from Mina. (M. H. Ferrell Coll.)