Sierra #3 Moves Under Own Power!

After hours of anticipation, the lighting is documented by the Kailuna staff, as well as Maggie Beck from the Sonora Union Democrat.

White stuff!

White stuff!

George Sapp and a fan.

Norm mixes up the "secret goo" to graphite the smokebox.

After some last-minute adjustments, Phil tests the steam whistle.

Norm paints on the graphite, Phil, Joe & David make more last minute adjustments.

A handsome engine.

As the shadows lengthen, with George at the throttle, the locomotive moves out of the roundhouse--then back--then out again--then back.

What’s next?  More fiddling and fine tuning!  But, an exciting, and major, milestone!