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Black Hills Central Railroad
Views of one of the nation's oldest steam tourist railroads, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, just a stone's throw from Mt. Rushmore.
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Photo ID: 647605

Black Hills Central #104....the BHCR's OTHER engine. The Black Hills Central has several steam locomotives, but as of 2017, only two of them are operable. The primary engine is the Compoun... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 104
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 24, 2017


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Added: Feb 09, 2018

Views: 1,876
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Photo ID: 647604

Black Hills Central #7. Perhaps the longest-serving locomotive at the Black Hills Central is this little Baldwin 2-6-2. Like all of the other locos here, this engine is a log-hog. She w... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-2
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 7
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Feb 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 647489

Tin Mill Hill in the afternoon. The crossing at the top of Tin Mill Hill is one of the best locations from which to photograph the Black Hills Central. The locomotive is working hard here... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 3:45 PM Train
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Feb 08, 2018

Views: 2,436
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Photo ID: 647393

Topping Tin Mill Hill. The mid-day departure of the "1880 Train" is captured here just as it emerges from the woods at the top of Tin Mill Hill. Riding the train up Tin Mill Hill... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 1:15 PM Train
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Feb 06, 2018

Views: 1,118
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Photo ID: 647279

Articulation. How do you get a 2-6-6-2 locomotive around a sharp curve? The answer is articulation. This engine has two sets of drivers. the boiler and tank sits firmly over the rear se... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 24, 2017


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Added: Feb 05, 2018

Views: 2,856
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Photo ID: 647171

One of the nation's oldest tourist trains. South Dakota's Black Hills Central isn't the most well-known steam tourist train in the country, but it definitely qualifies as one of the oldest.... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 3:45 PM Train
Photo Date: August 24, 2017


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Added: Feb 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 646805

Lots of wooden trestles. One of the cool features of the Black Hills Central line from Hill City to Keystone is the presence of a number of photogenic wooden trestles. Perhaps the best exa... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 1:15 PM Train
Photo Date: August 23, 2017


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Added: Feb 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 646675

Climbing to Oblivion. The first morning departure of the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" charges upgrade toward the summit just ahead which is known as "Oblivion." In its early years, ... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 24, 2017


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Added: Feb 01, 2018

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Photo ID: 646538

Headed for Oblivion.... The Black Hills Central Railroad's Compound Mallet Tanker has a few minutes to loaf as she runs across a wide open grassy plain. But her Engineer and Fireman had b... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 3:45 PM Train
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Jan 30, 2018

Views: 1,312
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Photo ID: 646402

BHCR #110, a Compound, Articulated Mallet Tanker. Yes, the 110 is one of just two such 2-6-6-2T locomotives that are in operation in the US today. The other is at Niles Canyon in Californ... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 23, 2017


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Added: Jan 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 646282

At the summit of Tin Mill Hill. Departing out of Hill City, passengers on the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" get an immediate taste of mountain railroading and the terrain for which the... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Jan 28, 2018

Views: 2,274
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Photo ID: 645906

Hill City: The climb begins. Less than a mile outside the Hill City Yard, the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" begins its ascent up Tin Mill Hill. This is perhaps a 1/2 mile section of ... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 23, 2017


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Added: Jan 25, 2018

Views: 1,041
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Photo ID: 645817

Departing Hill City. The first morning departure of the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" rumbles across the little timber trestle at the entrance to the Hill City Yard as she heads east t... (more)

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-2T
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHCR 110
Train ID: 10 AM Train
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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Added: Jan 24, 2018

Views: 1,122
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