Black Hills Central Railroad no. 110 articulates around the corner at the top of Tin Mll Hill.
The "Movie Engine" in the spotlight. Prominently displayed to passing motorists and pedestrians in downtown Hill City, SD, Black Hills Central Locomotive #7 shines in the glow of ... (more)
Water at Hill City. Shortly before departing for on the first trip of the day, Black Hills Central Locomotive #108 pauses at the wooden water tower in the yard at Hill City, SD. Unlike mos... (more)
Eastbound out of Hill City. Engineer Kirston Hilpert settles into the right seat of the beefy Black Hills Central Locomotive #108, as she takes the 11:30 AM edition of the "1880 Train&... (more)
Tin Mill after five. Just after 5 PM, the Black Hills Central's last passenger run of the day tops Tin Mill Hill, crossing Old Hill City Road on the east bound trip to Keystone, SD. As you... (more)
Two of a kind. Two of a kind may be a common hand in poker, but it's certainly not a common hand when it comes to steam tourist railroads. Outside of the Colorado Narrow Gauge lines, it is... (more)
Late afternoon departure from Hill City. In recent years, the Black Hills Central Railroad has been running a 5 PM departure during prime vacation season. They are one of the few tourist r... (more)
Toppin' Tin Mill Hill. After struggling on the 4-6% grades for about 8 minutes, the Black Hills Central Railroad's 9AM train for Keystone SD, reaches the top of Tin Mill Hill, emerging from... (more)
Power in reserve: Black Hills Central #104. Sitting outside the Hill City Shops of the Black Hills Central Railroad is yet another saddle-tank engine which has worked here for decades. Loco... (more)
Headed for Oblivion. Somewhere between Mile Markers 3 and 4, the Black Hills Central's 11:30 AM train is heading east through what's known as Palmer Gulch, with Locomotive #108 on the point... (more)
Toppa Tin Mill. Emerging from the morning shadows at the top of Tin Mill Hill, Black Hills Central Railroad Locomotive #110 blows for the 3rd crossing of Old Hill City Road near Milepost 1,... (more)
Sanding the flues. Black Hills Central Railroad Locomotive #108 pours out a strong, salt and pepper plume as she hauls the first "1880 Train" of the day past the second crossing a... (more)
Morning blow-down. With Locomotive #108 positioned just short of the the wooden trestle at the north end of the Hill City Yard, Black Hills Central Engineer Cesar and his fireman open the b... (more)
Seeing double. Yes indeed, there are two, big, Baldwin 2-6-6-2T, articulated, compound mallet locomotives steaming in the yard at Hill City, SD this morning. The duty engine for the first... (more)
With a severe thunderstorm rolling into South Dakotas Black Hills, the Black Hills Scenic 2:30pm train charges up the steep rain-slick grade cutting through the dense forest.