A trio of RCPE SD40-2's power the LBFRC out of Belle Fourche and toward Rapid City.
RCPE 6401, originally built for the CNW, leads the RCPE's LBFRC down down the former CNW Colony Line outside of Belle Fourche.
RCPE 6431, the only blue and yellow motor on the RCPE to display any nose letters, sits with 3 other motors awaiting a crew to head to Colony to switch the three clay mines overnight.
A trio of blue and yellow RCPE SD40-2's begin their 5-day a week trip south from Belle Fourche to Rapid City, SD with a train of bentonite clay in tow.
Heading for Rapid City, a RCPE freight crosses a small creek just outside Belle Fourche, S.D.
These guys waste no time getting out of town! Within 5 minutes of whistling off they were cruising as they dig out of town.
The Rapid City turn departs Belle Fourche with a trio of patched blue 'n yellows.
iCE 6100 on the point of a CP mixed freight idling on the edge of town at 08:30
CNW 815,814,831,4117,4502 and 4562 are eastbound with 29 cars near sunset west of Belle Fourche. The CNW GP30's had been in and out of storage for a long time and I think at the time of this photo... (more)
The Belle Fourche - Rapid City turn gets under way shortly after 9am. This train runs Mon-Sat departing Belle Fourche about 0830-0900.
CITX 3093 (ex-GN SDP40) sits with two other units on a DME train outside of Belle Fourche. With this photo, I can now say I photographed a train in South Dakota.
Bentonite loads en route from Colony WY for Rapid City SD
LBF2 ready to depart Belle Fourche, SD on a sunny morning.