The Rapid City yard engine has tied-up early in anticipation of the July 4th holiday shut-down.
The MHURC sits idle outside of Rapid City, SD. Waiting for the nightly yard job to bring this train into the "spacious" RCP&E yard sometime later that night.
A four pack of blue and yellow SD40-2's lead the LBFRC into Rapid City. They will swap out this train of loads for a train of empties to take back up to Belle Fourche later in the day.
RCPE 6431, the only blue and yellow motor on the RCPE to display any nose letters, sits with 3 other motors awaiting a recrew to take the train back north to Belle Fourche
A trio of Blue and Yellow SD40-2's hold out south of Rapid City Yard after an overnight trip north from Dakota Jct.
A four pack of RCPE SD40-2's lead the MRCHU up out of Rapid City, SD on a Saturday morning. The train is made up of mostly bentonite clay loads and will need 4 motors to get up Wall Hill at a blis... (more)
A four pack of RCPE SD40-2's lead the MRCHU up out of Rapid City, SD on a Saturday morning. The historic Alex Johnson Hotel can be seen in the distance. It was commisioned by a CNW VP that wanted ... (more)
The "Louie" has been gone for decades but the paint scheme lives on, on this cement hopper in Rapid City, SD in May of 1990. Love the improvised track bumper.
RCPE 3431 leads the LBFRC through downtown Rapid City as it begins its trek back toward Belle Fourche with a train of empty clay hoppers.
A trio of blue and yellow RCPE SD40-2's on the LBFRC 20 are in control of another train of bentonite clay creeping through Rapid and past the School of Mines nearing the Rapid City Yard.
A trio of blue and yellow RCPE SD40-2's on the LBFRC 20 are in control of another train of bentonite clay crossing Box Elder Creek on the northwest side of Rapid City.
RCPE 3423 and two other SD40-2's are on the point of a LDJRC tied down south of the Rapid City Yard after making the overnight trip up from Dakota Jct, NE.
A four pack of blue and yellow RCPE SD40-2's are tied down on the east end of Rapid City with a MHURC in tow.
CNW 6615, an SD7M heads a trio of SD power at Rapid City, SD in October 1980. These units worked the Western Division of CNW, headquartered at Chadron, NE along with Geeps and Alco power (in South... (more)
The relatively short westbound MHURC (Huron-Rapid City) heads along the final bit of its journey.