SP #18 On A Cold Snowy Day

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The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum puts on quite a show in Colorado. This Baldwin 4-6-0 Locomotive is in getting ready to take passengers over a 45 mile journey from Durango to Silverton.

SP #18 is on loan from the Eastern California Museum and is owned by Inyo County, California. SP #18 is an oil fired locomotive and is being leased by the Durango & Silverton Railroad while their coal fired #493 is being converted to oil burning.

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Built between 1881 and 1882, The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the oldest continuously operating steam engine line in the United States!

SP#18 was originally built for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway and was given the nickname “Desert Princess” for serving all of the desert areas during her career.

Quick Facts about SP #18

  • Locomotive nickname:Desert Princess
  • Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
  • Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works 1911
  • Train type: Freight/Passenger
  • Owners:Inyo County, housed at the Eastern California Museum
  • Locomotive weight: 87,000 lbs

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the behind SP #18 in California or Colorado please let us know. Would love to hear about your experience!

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