Here are some of the past short videos that have been put together by Ed Flemming our honorary videographer. Ed has documented the entire restoration and some of his videos are available for purchase on our website.
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. Between 2010 and 2016 the Carson & Colorado restored the #18 to operating condition.
Here you can peruse through older post and see the progress of the restoration from the beginning in 2010 to 2016.
The #18’s whistle can be heard here while it was temporarily on McCloud #18 at the V&TRR in 2011.