The beginning of the line for 85 cars of quartzite aggregate & rip-rap. Glad the state of South Dakota had the foresight to purchase this line out of the Milwaukee Road bankruptcy.
The DAIR Rock Train waits for a road crew to report, make a pick up, and take the train south on Oct. 8, 2013. A yard crew has brought the train down from another quarry north of town and parked ... (more)
The southbound DAIR Rock Train drops downgrade past some grain elevators as it begins its day in Dell Rapids, SD on Oct. 8, 2013.
One of Dakota & Iowa Railroad's SD40-2's awaits work in Dell Rapids, SD.
Power at shop. On property with permission
A bunch of early geeps sit in the Dakota & Iowa Railroad's yard in Dell Rapids, SD. This well taken care of fleet once brought long sand and rock trains to Sioux City. Now most of the D&I's early... (more)
2 pair of geeps are parked outside the office at Dell Rapids for the evening. Most of these geeps have been stored but traffic levels have been higher this summer so of the geeps are working yard ... (more)
The Dell Rapids yard job is working on getting 50 cars loaded at the south mine for the outbound train. This job, once loaded, will shove back to the main yard and weigh the cars before adding the... (more)
The Dell Rapids yard job begins the task of moving loaded rock cars back to the main yard on the northside of town. These cars will be weighed and then added to the outbound rock train heading to ... (more)
A late rock train heads out of Dell Rapids at sunset. The train is enroute to Sioux City with 102 loads. 4 SD's will power this train for the 100 mile trip to Sioux City. At Sioux City 13 cars go ... (more)
With the SD's showing up from Colorado, the GP 9's on the Dakota and Iowa have either been stored or mainly pushed into yard service. What 8 GP's used to do 4 SD's now are getting done on the rock... (more)