Southern Pacific #18 Update – April – May 2017

The July 3rd “Silver Spike Ceremony” is set for 12 noon and will include the #18 at the Eastern California Museum under steam followed by live music at 4pm and dinner at 5pm. The dedication ceremony is free and dinner is a $15 per person donation payable at the door or in advance here. If you are planning to have dinner with us and pay at the door please RSVP by clicking here. Your RSVP will help us know how many of the famous “trash can tri-tips” to serve up. 

Even though the #18 wont be going very far with only a small amount of track in place by the 3rd, this will be the day to get up close and personal with the engine. Please come support us!  And don’t forget to stay in town and watch the famous Independence day parade on the 4th. Just about ever vehicle in town that can move on its own (and a few that can’t) will be in the parade! Here is the latest promo video to share with your friends and family.

Meanwhile work on the building continues as all the structural steel and braces are in place. After the inspection siding can begin to go on along with the doors.


Morning clouds over the museum.
Hard at work


Dave Mull and crew relax after another day of buiding.