Southern Pacific #18 under steam – October 2016

UNDER STEAM!!

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Just some of the crew who made it possible. Dave Lustig photo

On October 15th, the #18 was under steam and operating back and forth for the first time in 62 years. It was an exciting and exhausting week to get ready for Saturday (and the clean up after). The locomotive operated extremely well with only some minor issues to speak of. A short video of the first move can be seen here and another of one of our later trips. In addition to the excitement of the locomotive operation we had our annual BBQ fundraiser which was a complete success raising nearly $10,000!!! THANK YOU ALL!! As we all head back to our day jobs we will gather up the photos, videos, and stories and will put together a more in depth post in the coming weeks.