Southern Pacific #18 – June 2020

Just like everyone else in California and the World we are in a bit of a holding pattern both as to when we can have our next work weekend, and when and if we are going to steam up #18 in 2020. With a lack of current event news to report we will take another quick look back….

As the picture below shows, its been three years ago this month that #18 left the confines of Dehy Park for the first time since its placement there in 1955. With it being the first time we had moved the locomotive we all learned a lot – and tested our collective patience. Despite the struggles of the day all went safely. Since then we have refined our equipment, knowledge, and the museum site to the point that its become second nature to move #18.

As always, stay well, and don’t forget to support the Eastern California Museum and the Carson Colorado if you are able to!

Arriving at the museum.