The daily Huron to Rapid City freight trundles over Powell Creek at 10 mph. With wood trestles and jointed rail, a lot of work needs to be done before this line is hauling coal.
The daily Rapid City to Huron manifest, with a healthy train of 71 cars, crosses the Bad River on an old C&NW through truss bridge. Those are cement loads out of Rapid City directly behind the en... (more)
Boxelder Creek and the Huron, SD to Rapid City, SD freight provide a little color in a sea of brown. We didn't see any other photographers on this part of the DM&E...
The daily train from Huron, SD to Rapid City, SD trundles over Lance Creek at 10mph. This train will take approximately 20 hours to cover the 169 miles of the PRC Subdivision, typical running tim... (more)
A long, long dirt road leads to the town of Dewey, South Dakota. This town doesn't comprise of much more then a couple of houses, a small church, a few other buildings, and a few abandoned buildin... (more)
The northbound empty rock train led by SD39 #4027 and GP50's #2512 and #2513 cross over the Big Sioux River and the falls for which this beautiful city is named. The photo is shot from the observ... (more)
Dakota & Iowa's southbound rock train crosses the Big Sioux River, whose banks are aglow with wildflowers.
Nothing but skin and bones left.
A southbound rock train for Sioux City crosses the Big Sioux River. Older power is subbing on this day because of a minor derailment at the Dell Rapids yard.
Proof that you can't fix ugly! This little tank engine began life as Kelly Lime & Transport No. 13. It worked for the Cadillac & Lake City in the 1960s, then went to the Reese Central in Michiga... (more)
Former D&NE has been preserved at Prairie Village near Madison, South Dakota. The engine ran for many years (and was servicable when this photo was taken) but is now undergoing firebox repairs.
A Rapid City > Huron manifest waits for a fresh crew just west of Phillip
Bentonite loads en route from Colony WY for Rapid City SD