Twenty street crossings in less than two miles on 100-pound rail dating to 1927. That’s today’s Ellis & Eastern grinding away on a former Chicago & North Western branch through the residential cen... (more)
Time marches on, at a very slow 10 MPH, as STL+H 5593 leads train 470, the Rapid City to Huron train, passed an abandoned farm house near Wasta, SD. The CPR influence has started creeping into the... (more)
The newest member of the Ellis & Eastern diesel fleet hits a dip in the track as it exits the bridge crossing the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls. The engine is a GP38-2. The bridge was bu... (more)
In a late afternoon sun, a D&I empty rock train crosses the Big Sioux River at Falls Park on its return trip from Sioux City to Dell Rapids.
Just short of a railroad museum in Chamberlain South Dakota, with 3 former Milwaukee Road EMD's and some more first generation diesels.
D&I SD39 4027 leads an all-EMD quartet charging up a 1 percent grade out of the Big Sioux River Valley in Sioux Falls. The train is hauling rock from the quarry in Dell Rapids. It has a BNSF track... (more)
Ellis & Eastern number 37, a GP10, leads the morning run across residential Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls.
Complete with a brass bell, Ellis & Eastern No. 7 brings empty cement hoppers into Sioux Falls for interchange to BNSF. We were here for the Dakota & Iowa, but the E&E was a very pleasant surpris... (more)
In a fairly rare meet, the southbound Dakota & Iowa Rock Train meets BNSF grain train G CATKAL9 07. As soon as the rock train passes & releases his warrant, this grain will start it's journey fro... (more)
Just outside of Sioux Falls, a pale face invades indian country. Fortunately, this is now a good thing for industries, their employees and especially for railfans.
An Ellis & Eastern sand train rolls over BNSF trackage through the industrial area in Corson, SD. In the trees behind the engines is Midwest Railcar Repair's large maintenance facility.
OLS attired 6902 leads two other CNW SD40-2s on the local that ran from Rapid City to Belle Fouche. I believe that DME now owns this line?
A deadhead move of the DM&E business train heading for the state capital city of Pierre, South Dakota and a Governor's special.
An SD39, SD40-2 & GP20 kick up grain dust as they drag a rock train over Dakota & Iowa trackage. Luckily, he came in between grain trucks dumping at the elevator.
The Ellis & Eastern Mine Run departs the sand pit at Corson, SD. The train will run over BNSF trackage tights to the cement mixing plant in Sioux Falls.