Southern Pacific #18 news update – March 2017

The extra wet weather is still keeping us from getting the building erected. 12 inches of rainfall have come down in Independence this winter with more in the future. As soon as we get some good weekends things can get moving.

And its official! The first public operation of the #18 will be JULY 3rd 2017 at the Eastern California Museum! Although we wont have all of our track done by then, the #18 will be under steam and running on what track we do have. We will also be having a dedication ceremony for the new Larry Peckham engine house followed by a world famous trash can tri-tip dinner. More details will be posted in the near future, but in the meantime mark your calendars to come celebrate with us!