Southern Pacific #18 Mini Update – February & March 2016

Yes we are still here and working on the #18 despite the lack of new material on this website.

Only one rather small on-site work session has occurred in these past months to wrap up some general loose ends with nuts and bolts and washers and such. Since some things have come on and off numerous times we went around to make sure everything that is supposed to be permanently on the locomotive is correctly attached.

Off site we have almost finished up the side rods. With the exception of the main rods, they were transported back to Independence and should go back on the engine in April.

And with the building project LA Department of Water and Power has approved the zoning change at the museum for the building and track. With that approval and the completed geo-survey all is on track to go to the County Planning commission and Board for final plan approvals in April!

#18, 1954 From Dennis Burke

#18, 1954 in Owenyo                   Photo courtesy of Dennis Burke