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Presidents Day Break-in Runs

Our 5 year effort to return the SP 2472 to operation was completed on Feb. 18, 2008 when we made a successful test run on the Niles Canyon Railway. It was thrilling to finally see the 1921 P-8 Pacific under steam with the green hills of Niles Canyon as a backdrop.

SP 141 on 2472 test run [2 of 17]

Joe Peterson

The rear brakeman hangs on as the 2472 steam test train leaves the yard, 2/18/08