The A&A continues to remain hopeful regarding 18's status. At the minimum, she needs a paint job, another air pump, and her form-4 from Washington DC.
Ancilliary projects on a little railroad like this suffer when most of the men - all five of them - are out just trying to keep the freight moving, let alone expand or improve anything else. Every so often, the steamer gets in the picture on TV....it happens. We attempt to restrict it's advertisement as best we can, and we are trying to refrain from setting dates and making promises that seem to slip away.
Work is progressing. Stick with it.
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