Southern Pacific #18 – August 2019

Just a quick note that there are still some tickets available for Saturday August 24th trip to Silverton; this will likely be the last opportunity to ride behind #18 in Colorado. Go to to buy yours!

August 15th was a significant day as #18 made its first trip to Silverton. #18 was the first 4-6-0 locomotive to travel to Silverton since the RGS 20 – as Emma Sweeny – was there in 1949 for the filming of Ticket to Tomahawk. #18 was also the first oil burning locomotive to be in Silverton. It was a day of first for sure!

Southern Pacific #18 _ August 2019

August is here and that means the #18 will be at work in Durango. The important dates to remember are August 24th – this is the ONLY public excursion with #18 to Silverton, and August 25-26th – This is a Silverton photo train offered jointly by Pete Lerro and the D&SNG. Tickets for both events are available by calling the D&SNG or on line! Don’t miss out on your last opportunity to see #18 on the Silverton branch.

Its here! The new book about the restoration. This 88 page book is available for $19.99 plus postage through the Eastern California Museum bookstore. It contains both color and black and white photos – including numerous previously unpublished historic photos – and tells the entire story of the #18 and its restoration. The proceeds support the #18 and the ECM!