Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive No 9, U. S. A.
Photo: John B Hungerford
In this bucolic scene, Southern Pacific narrow gauge Second No 9 traverses Owens Valley on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Number 9 heads along right of way staked out almost 80 years earlier as the Carson & Colorado Railroad - the narrow gauge extension of Nevada's Virginia & Truckee Railway. In April 1960, No 9 was towed on April 26 by "Little Giant" to the Laws Railroad Museum at Bishop, California where she has remained ever since.