The end of July brought some progress on replacement of a worn stud in the smoke box of the #18. Work went well and will be completed before our October 5th operation.
Also occurring was the shuffle to place boxcar #15 on wheels. Forklifts, tractors and jacks were all that was needed to get #15 back on track and inside
A reminder to come out to Independence on the 4th and 5th of October, THURSDAY and FRIDAY to see the #18 under steam and running over the new track. Thursdays operation will be in conjunction with the Lone Pine film festival. Currently there are not plans to have the #18 under steam on Saturday or Sunday, the 6th and 7th of October. Hope to see you soon!