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
Right after a heavy rain, BHC 110 is working hard on it's way to Keystone.
Black Hills Central #110 descends Tin Mill Hill with a very full passenger train.
Black Hills Central #110 climbs up the 6% grade of Tin Mill Hill with the first train of June 3rd, 2013. This 2-6-2 Mallet was built by Baldwin for use in the forests of Washington state, but it r... (more)
BHC 110 begins its climb up the 4% grade.
Chasing the Black Hills Central steam operation is pretty easy. The tracks are seldom far from Old Hill City Road between Keystone and Hill City; the road crosses the railroad about a dozen times ... (more)
The Black Hills Central tourist train is just minutes into its journey as it tackles the steep grade out of Hill City, S.D.
Black Hills Central No. 110 rolls along Battle Creek as it approaches Keystone, S.D.
BHC 110 carries the last train of the season through the fall colors.
A UP manifest comes into Cheyenne ready to rest from its journey.
BHC Mallet #110 rolls past "Old No. 7" on display at the end of the former CB&Q mainline in Hill City, SD.
It's a 4% upgrade pull out of Hill City, but despite having a full train of 6 cars, No. 110 isn't even breathing hard as it rolls into the cut near the top of Tin Mill Hill.
This area of the 'Hills was a booming tin mining district in the late 1890s. Today, only the former general store - now derelict - exists at Kennedyville. It can be seen in the trees on the far... (more)