The Slim Princess Narrow Gauge Locomotive and Dehy Park

Visit Dehy Park at the northwest end of Independence, California, right on highway 395. This day-use area has the historic narrow-gauge steam locomotive known as the “Slim Princess.” Built in Philadelphia in 1911 it ran on various lines including the Carson to Colorado and Southern Pacific Railroad. More information is available at the locomotive (what a history!).

The park is a great place for a picnic. Independence Creek flows through the park and in the heat of summer is a welcome retreat and playground for future dam builders. Dehy Park also has a conventional full playground for the youngsters and tables and grills for that picnic.


Latitude: 36.8060693 Longitude: -118.2033179 Elevation: 3917 ft

Time Period Represented

The locomotive represents the time of steam locomotive power in the area (1870s-1950s).

Hours Open

Open 24 hours.

Visitor Fees


Seasons Open

All year.

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA acessible facilites

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets OK on leash.

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