The Slim Princess is all dolled up and on the road again. And this time the historic locomotive will have a sidekick sharing the trip to a three-day celebration of steam locomotives over the Fourth of July weekend in Carson City, Nevada.
The Southern Pacific No. 18 restored locomotive was loaded on a trailer on Saturday from her home at the Eastern California Museum in Independence and hauled to Carson City. The next day, another big truck pulled into the Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site and gave a ride to Carson City to the restored Southern Pacific No. 401, a classy red caboose that can carry passengers.