Sierra Railroad 2-8-0 No. 28
Jamestown, CA, United States
Location: Railtown 1897
Status: Operational
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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 @ 13:04:57 by luke
no. 28 is operational
Posted: Dec 30, 2019 @ 10:12:50 by
Status should be operational.
Posted: Apr 10, 2019 @ 19:04:58 by
Sierra 28 has returned to steam and made her first post-restoration appearance today. Please change the status to Operational.
Posted: Feb 9, 2016 @ 22:02:32 by Chris Little
Has passed her hydro test and should be operational for the 2016 season.
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 @ 20:10:18 by Corbin Young
Undergoing restoration and retubing of boiler. May return to service in mid to late 2015 or later.
Posted: May 22, 2014 @ 11:05:48 by Chris Little
They say the earliest possibility of her running again is 2015.
Posted: Feb 5, 2011 @ 19:02:29 by
Status needs to be changed to Out of Service as 28 is getting a brand new firebox and/or boiler. K? Thanks!!
Posted: Nov 29, 2005 @ 17:11:16 by McCoy
Being a former museum worker, it was my duity to gaurd and clean, and somtimes operate these big giants. Old 28 is just one of many i have had the pleasure of. She has seen lots of movies, but has allso seenher share of trouble.
Posted: Nov 27, 2005 @ 15:11:14 by M. Cole
She wasn't used in BTTF 3, but is used extensively in a film called Chattanooga Choo Choo starring that fat guy from the Airport movies and Earthqauke.
Posted: Apr 22, 2005 @ 01:04:40 by kristy
This engine made appearances last year in a couple of episodes of "Wild West Tech" on the History Channel, and recently was used in an Aflak commercial (with the duck).  It continues to take passengers for rides weekends spring through fall.
Posted: Feb 15, 2003 @ 23:02:44 by William C. Diehl
the one in BTF III was Sierra # 3
Posted: Feb 10, 2003 @ 23:02:57 by Pete
I believe this locomotive was the one featured in Back to the Future III