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Slim Princess #18 Returns

About 200 people came out to celebrate the return of the Slim Princess Locomotive #18 to the Eastern California Museum in Independence. Visitors from throughout the region and all across Inyo County enjoyed the day-long Welcome Home Party for #18 on Nov. 2. The day started early when the all-volunteer crew from the non-profit Carson […]

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The Slim Princess Southern Pacific Locomotive #18 steams out of the Durango, Colo., train station on Aug. 23 pulling three passenger cars on the 45 mile trip to Silverton, Colo. The locomotive, whose home is at the Eastern California Museum, in Independence, has been on loan to the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad this summer. The locomotive made two runs to Silverton, which accommodated a total of more than 150 supporters and volunteers who spearheaded the multi-year effort by the non-profit Carson & Colorado Railroad Company to restore the locomotive/All photos courtesy of Eastern California Museum

Welcome Home Slim Princess #18

  Community Calendar Announcement The Carson & Colorado Rail Way invites everyone to a Welcome Home Party for the Slim Princess narrow gauge, steam Locomotive #18 on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. The Slim Princess will be steamed up and rides will be offered starting at 11 a.m. for a $20 donation. At […]

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The Slim Princess Comes Home Celebration Planned November 2

The Carson & Colorado Rail Way invites everyone to welcome Locomotive #18 home on Nov. 2, 2019. The Slim Princess IS back in Independence after a successful “visit” with their friends at the Durango & Silverton Railroad . The classic Owens Valley engine will be steamed up and rides will be offered starting at 9 […]

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Road trip! Slim Princess off to Durango to visit some friends

Press release The Slim Princess is taking a road trip to visit some friends. The recently restored, historic Southern Pacific Locomotive #18 is on the road from its home at the Eastern California Museum to Durango, Colo., where it will be cared for and operated by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Once in […]

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C&C Leave Barn: In July 2017, the Slim Princess made her inaugural run out of the Larry Peckham Engine House at the Eastern California Museum. Eastern California Museum photo.

‘Slim Princess’ steaming up this Friday

Press release Enjoy A Day With The Slim Princess At The Eastern California Museum The Carson & Colorado Rail Way invites everyone to enjoy a day with the Slim Princess Locomotive #18 on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. The all-volunteer crew from CCRW will be firing up the historic, narrow […]

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Slim Princess steam locomotive moved to Eastern California Museum

Slim Princess Locomotive Moves to New Home at the Eastern California Museum By Jon Klusmire – Eastern California Museum The Slim Princess locomotive was on the road, and the sight of a full-size steam locomotive rolling down US 395 drew quite a crowd. The fully refurbished narrow-gauge locomotive was loaded on a semi-truck trailer on […]

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Carson & Colorado Railway gets help chugging along

By David Woodruff This past Saturday October 17 the Carson & Colorado Railway held their 5th annual BBQ-fundraiser at the American Legion Hall in Independence.  The event was huge success with a standing room only crowd of over 140 turning out to show their support and to enjoy a delicious tri tip dinner cooked “trash […]

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