Southern Pacific #18 – March 2019

The first weekend of March witnessed a small work weekend in Independence despite #18 being 800 miles away. Work was focused on getting the second switch installed. This will allow track to be laid towards the north and the main museum building. Some additional 90 pound rail and another weekend or two of work and it should be completed.

Meanwhile in Durango #18 pulled a revenue trip to Cascade on March 5th, thanks to Jerry Day for the photos. #18’s next scheduled trip is April 9th and tickets are on sale now.

And finally check out this cool then and now comparison. The then picture was taken in March 1953 and the now picture in March 2019. How things have changed!