Southern Pacific #18 Update – July 2017








Here are some Jon Klusmire photos from the Silver Spike Dedication ceremony on the 3rd of July. All went great and the 200 plus people that attended had a great time. Thank you to everyone that made it possible and who have supported us. Additional photos and video will be posted soon.

Needless to say we have a lot of work still to go to finish our exhibit and to clean up the site at Dehy Park but having a successful event like this behind us is a huge step forward.

Also remember that tickets are on sale here for the September Laws RR museum “Slim Princess Reunion” run. More information will be posted soon on the exact events.

Southern Pacific #18 update – May & June 2017

Late May showed a finished west wall.

We are getting close to our Silver Spike Celebration on July 3rd. Dinner tickets can be purchased here and you can RSVP here. Since our last update things have moved fast. Some of the work has included the west wall being erected, doors on the building, the tender being painted and most importantly after 62 years in Dehy Park, on June 9th, #18 moved into its new home! There is still work to be done, including the

Then it was time for some windows.

building roof, more track, and utilities but we are getting there.

Also as a reminder September 22-24th the #18 will be at Laws Railroad Museum. Tickets are available here.



Finally the doors. Notice the soot on the right door from when #18 was fired up in the park.

June 3rd the tender was moved inside.

After 62 years #18 is loaded and almost ready to say goodbye to the park.

Arriving at the museum.

#18 waiting to be moved off of temporary track.

The obligatory crew shot.

Some R&R in our new building. The “Pizza Man” brought his wood oven over for dinner.