Southern Pacific #18 – January and February 2024

What an outstanding work weekend we had in late January to kick off 2024s work. A full crew of nearly 20 came out and got after it on two fronts, the locomotive cap inspection and the boxcar restoration.

By the end of the weekend, the locomotive crew had #18 ready for hydro while the boxcar crew had both couplers back in service and the B end wall on its way back together with siding going on the A end.

Next up for the boxcar is to finish the B end, re open the 1920s era man door on the A end, and to start the upper roof beam replacements and associated framing. As for #18, we are close to the annual inspection and reassembly.

A huge thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to the next time. Thanks for the support!