NNRY 40 and 93 carefully back their mixed train up the wye at Ruth as an aging loading dock here sits waiting for its next load...perhaps never to come, even if only for a photo op.
Blasting out of Tunnel 1 on the Nevada Northern's Keystone Branch, NNRY No. 93 puts on a show as it leads a recreation of a wrecking train back toward Ely to the delight of photographers trackside... (more)
Thundering upgrade toward Ruth, Nevada Northern's No. 40 and 93 power their train past the wye to the delight of many photographers (out of picture to the left and right) who took part in this yea... (more)
Leaning into the curve as it banks toward the Lackawanna Ave. grade crossing, Nevada Northern No. 93 puts on a show as it barks upgrade with the wrecking train in tow.
Somewhat out of place on the point of a passenger train, Nevada Northern No. 93 brings a baggage car and passenger coach up to the East Ely depot in a light snowfall to be staged for No. 40 to tak... (more)
As the afternoon sun closes in on the mountain tops to the west, Nevada Northern No. 93 puts on a show in the great afternoon light as it storms out of town up the Keystone Branch.
With its exhaust barks echoing through Robinson Canyon, Nevada Northern No. 93 leads the railroad's wrecking train upgrade toward Ruth. The physical wrecking crane, pictured in the middle of this ... (more)
In a somewhat rare move, Nevada Northern No. 40 skirts the well-known embankment on the beginning of the Keystone Branch as it approaches the yard at Ely to put the passenger train away. What make... (more)
On the last day of the season, Black Hills Central Railroad #110, a 1928 Baldwin 2-6-6-2T, nears Keystone. During the morning run, a small leak was found so #63 was started in Hill City and took t... (more)
On the last day of the season, Black Hills Central Railroad #110, a 1928 Baldwin 2-6-6-2T, hauls a 7 car consist to Keystone, SD. Today's cars include (from front to rear) Edward Gillette, Blue Bi... (more)
On the last day of the season, locomotive 110 starts to climb the 6% grade of tin mill hill
Black Hills Central Railroad #63 was built in 1956 for Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. It's operating today since #110 is down for maintenance. The 6% grade of tin mill hill is no trouble for the G... (more)
Black Hills Central #104 returns west to Hill City on its one and only trip of the day. The locomotive can starts the steep descent into town.
Black Hills Central #104 returns west to Hill City on its one and only trip of the day. The locomotive can take a breather as it starts its decent into Hill City.
Baldwin 2-6-2T steam locomotive pulls a set of cars out of Hill City on it's run to Keystone. This locomotive sure did get a workout climbing the grade.