BHC No. 63 heads downgrade for Keystone with the first run of the day on August 18, 2011.
Ex- C&O GP9 63 puts on a good show as it digs in for the 4% grade of Tin Mill Hill.
Black Hills Central GP9 63 crosses a small trestle as it nears the end of the line at Keystone.
Black Hills Central GP9 63 (ex-C&O) leads the first train of the day out of Hill City, emerging into the sun as it approaches the crest of Tin Mill Hill.
A former Union Pacific SD40-2 heads up a DM&E train at Wall, South Dakota.
STLH 5593 leads B17 on the Pierre Sub just outside of Huron
Weyerhaeuser #110 hauls its 7 car train up the 4-6% grade of Tin Mill Hill. #110 was built by Baldwin in 1928 for Weyerhaeuser's Vail operation where it operated until 1954. At this time it was so... (more)
On the 6% grade - What a sound!
Black Hills Central 108 gives us a good profile shot as she works the yard at Hill City after a day's runs.
Engines 7 and 108 drift downgrade midway through the trip to Keystone.
When the larger 110 locomotive is down for scheduled work, the Black Hill Central often doubleheads it's two smaller 2-6-2 locomotives in order to make the 6% grade out of Hill City. Here engine ... (more)
Black Hills Central 7 poses in the yard at Hill City prior to the day's excursions.
Black Hills Central 7 steams into the Hill City depot while being admired by the waiting crowd.
Black Hills Central 110 drifts downgrade towards Keystone over a picturesque trestle. Funny, that little boy fishing was there on my last visit also!
The drive wheels off of ex-Peninsula Terminal 2-6-2T 103 sit on a side track; sister 104, which is operational, rests in the background with 2-6-2 No. 7 and 2-6-6-2T 110.