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April 5, 2017

The Slim Princess Reunion

Posted by: Webmaster

Just announced!

The Carson & Colorado Railway and the Laws Railroad Museum are excited to announce the return of Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotive #18 to the only remaining SP narrow gauge track for the “Slim Princess Reunion” September 22-24, 2017 at the Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop Ca.

#18 will operate numerous trips over the track she once called home. Passengers will also have the opportunity to ride behind #18 in caboose #401. The weekend operations will also include Death Valley Rail Car #5.

In addition to regular operations, there will be an exclusive night photo shoot including side by side photos with sister locomotive #9.

There will be a ticket charge for the ride in caboose #401.

Ticket price and additional information will be posted here as soon as it is available.

October 20, 2016


Posted by: Webmaster

Saturday October 15th was a great day for fans of Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge. After six years of hard work by the volunteers of the Carson & Colorado Railway, #18 moved on her own for the first time in 62 years!

The Carson & Colorado Railway group has posted a pair of video of the locomotive under steam on Instagram.

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam Video 1.

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam Video 2.

Southern Pacific #18 Full Steam.

Trains Magazine: Southern Pacific No. 18 Steams Again.

#18 has been moved from the previous display location along Highway 395, to a new location on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum in Lone Pine where a display building will be constructed. On special occasions it will be operated there utilizing 1200 feet of track to be built in the future.