Boyne City RR 2-8-0 No. 18
Arcade, NY, United States
Location: Arcade & Attica RR
Status: Overhaul
Posted: Mar 30, 2019 @ 10:03:03 by Brian Pacos
Current status should be changed to "overhaul". Locomotive is to receive a new boiler and firebox and will be down through at least 2019, possibly 2020.
Posted: Jul 27, 2018 @ 23:07:11 by Brian Pacos
Current status is out for repairs. Locomotive is tentatively scheduled to return later this summer, dependent on passage of FRA inspections of repairs to locomotive boiler.
Posted: Jun 20, 2011 @ 21:06:35 by Brian
18 has been running for 3 years now... just saying.
Posted: Jun 7, 2009 @ 14:06:49 by New York Central
#18 is one of four surviving pieces of equitment from the Boyne City Railroad. The others are 2-6-2T loco #1, caboose #802, and snowplow #1.
Posted: Oct 9, 2008 @ 16:10:22 by jon
i live in michigan and my grandfather remembers seeing this locomotive passing by on the way to charlevoix with loads of passengers & lumber...
Posted: May 28, 2008 @ 20:05:47 by Jon Patton
Status should be changed to "operational".
Posted: May 26, 2008 @ 19:05:03 by Jon Patton
Memorial Day weekend runs were successful-18 is back!
Posted: May 3, 2008 @ 10:05:45 by J.D.
No 18 is scheduled to return to service Memorial Day Weekend, 2008. Successful runs have been completed, and the Form 4 is finally approved by the FRA
Posted: Oct 9, 2007 @ 17:10:08 by Patrick
tha Arcade and Attica site states that the engine is ready for service it just needs officals from the FRA to approve #18 for service
Posted: Dec 23, 2006 @ 18:12:33 by J.D.Gallaway

Arcade & Attica Railroad personnel have completed a successful hydrostatic test on 18's boiler in compliance with FRA regulations.

Now begins the long process of turning 18 into a locomotive from a jigsaw puzzle! Ah, progress, ain't it wonderful?


Posted: Nov 28, 2005 @ 02:11:07 by J.D. Gallaway

Unfortunately, 18 is still out of service. When repairs began, it was found to be in much worse condition that was originally thought.

In addition to boiler work, work has also been done on both side sheets, the back sheet, as well as both flue sheets. Also, as expected, all flues have been replaced.

As re-assembly began, we also identified repairs needed on the running gear, driving boxes as wells as rod bearings.

As soon as the hydro is completed, I'll post an update. Until then, keep your figures crossed for a speedy 'recovery'.


Posted: Nov 21, 2005 @ 20:11:39 by Pat Tiernney

I'm Not So Sure But #18 may be back to seavice in 2006


Posted: Jun 26, 2005 @ 17:06:17 by Christopher Kovacs

I'm a 12-year old train fan and I miss A&A #18!! As of June/July 2005, 2-8-0 #18 is still undergoing repairs in several sections of her boiler, to meet the new FRA boiler safety regulations.   No specific date has been set for the #18's resumption to service.


Posted: Jun 26, 2005 @ 17:06:54 by chris kovacs
As of June 2005, #18 is still undergoing repairs in several sections of her boiler. No specific date has been set for her resumption to service
Posted: Oct 28, 2002 @ 19:10:08 by Jason Gallaway
ARA #18 will return to service in 2003. Currently she is undergoing overhaul to bring it into compliance with 49 CFR Part 230.