Southern Pacific #18 update – January 2018

A Kearsarge sunset on Christmas Eve.

Its was a quiet December in Independence with nothing really happening on the railroad. Later in January we will have the #18 ready for the FRA hydro, we should also hopefully have a couple operating days finalized by then. In the meantime here is a short clip from Ed Fleming with the highlights from 2017.


Southern Pacific #18 at Laws museum

#18 arriving at Laws

#18 under stormy skies

A great weekend was had by all during our first Slim Princess reunion. All went exceptionally well and the #18 ran great. While the internet is full of pictures and videos we have added a few other that show some different angles of the event.

All told the physical work of the event took one full week from loading to final unloading and we gave about 500 paying rides over about 25 trips.

With the #18 back in Independence our attention will shift to finishing our museum exhibit.