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Eastern Sierra News for June 15, 2024





Dave Mull and a great crew of volunteers

On Monday, July 3, the Carson and Colorado Railway and the Eastern California Museum will host the Slim Princess Engine 18 Silver Spike Celebration. The day-long event will celebrate the recent relocation of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotive #18, the Slim Princess, to the museum grounds. The locomotive will be steamed up and run on the newest “short-line” railroad in Inyo County, which consists of about 300 feet of narrow gauge demonstration track coming out of the Larry Peckham Engine house.

At noon, the “final spike” will be driven in the new section of track, and #18 will be steamed up and run down the track. Members of the restoration crew will be on hand to answer questions. At 4 p.m. local bluegrass band Idle Hands will start playing on the museum grounds. At 5 p.m., the world famous Trash Can Tri-Tip Dinner will be served, with a vegetarian option, for just a $15 donation. Call 760-878-02358 to RSVP for dinner.

The great story of the Slim Princess is told by Dave Mull to Sierra Wave Media’s Kat Greenman in the following interview(s).

Also provided is a link to a previous story on the Slim Princess posted on

The following is the edited interview aired on Alt 92.5 Sierra Wave Radio:

And the complete interview:

Sierra Wave Media thanks our audio and technical wizard Chris Replogle for editing these interviews.

Here is a link to a previous story on the Slim Princess: