Black Hills Central 2-6-6-2T Mallet No. 110 takes the eastbound trip from Hill City across the Old Hill City Highway west of Keystone, South Dakota, on July 11, 2018.
Nearing the end of the line at Keystone 110 is pulling the train toward the Keystone station. Yeah, the track maintenance could be a bit better.
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)
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)
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)
Black Hills Central 110 Pulling the Train up Through the Black Hills in South Dakota
Black Hills Central's impressive mallet-type steamer is a fun and easy train to chase, with multiple access points to a variety of landscapes along the line. It was a gorgeous summer day to watch ... (more)
Today is the last day of the season. BHC #63 brings the last train of the season home to Hill City.
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)
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)
Black Hills Central No. 110 rolls along Battle Creek as it approaches Keystone, S.D.
Black Hills Central Railroad #63 was built in 1956 for Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. It's operating today since #110 is down for a boiler wash. The locomotive sits in the depot before heading to ... (more)
The afternoon excursion makes its way towards Keystone on a sunny day.
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.