An experience that took me back to my Calmar, IA, days at the IC&E...this southbound extra Belle Fourche job is down on their knees as they make the climb out of Sturgis. These 3 SD40-2's were pou... (more)
On Saturday the RCP&E cabbed a crew from Rapid City to Colony to finish up the night job's work and head south with 68 loads for Rapids. This is the far end of the old DM&E/CNW. This is the Black ... (more)
On Sunday JC siding would be where the 2 Rapid City to Huron trains would meet around 10 am. This end of the PRC Sub is all 10 mph and with only a couple sidings between Pierre and Rapid City, the... (more)
Water has been a big problem in South Dakota this summer. The RCP&E has had some problems fighting Mother Nature and her water because of it. Here along the PRC Sub at Van Meter the railroad exper... (more)
The next morning we caught back up to the Rapid City to Huron train we shot yesterday at the end of the day near Owanka. Now the train has made it east of Capa, around 95 miles farther in 13 hours... (more)
One thing that is crazy is all the houses and cars that are abandoned out here that nature is taking back. The Rapid City to Huron east train pokes along at 10 mph as they make the last 18 miles i... (more)
"Water", that was the word on the street in this state. An unusual wet summer has made operations on the RCP&E difficult. From wash outs, to slow orders, to the lack of people, to congestion, the ... (more)
RCPE 3436 and 3 other SD40-2's hold out on the east end of Rapid City. The train made a day trip over from Philip to Rapid, meeting a counterpart MRCHU at Wall first. The train will be brought in ... (more)
A trio of RCPE SD40-2's lead the LBFRC just south of Sturgis, and past the Black Hills National Cemetery
A trio of RCPE SD40-2's lead the LBFRC just outside of Sturgis, SD and heading toward Rapid City.
A trio of RCPE SD40-2's lead the LBFRC through Whitewood, SD toward Rapid City.
Only a couple miles from home rails, RCP&E's MNAU train departs Tracy after lining the West Switch.
While the influx of GW orange and yellow is a disappointment to some who favored the DM&E's b... (more)
A Saturday regular, the M-MNAU train out of Mankato, MN is back on home rails and is headed to Florence to tie down, but not before passing under highway 14 at Balaton, MN
A trio of shiny and clean RCP&E units lead this short train from Belle Fourche to Rapid City, winding through the scenic Black Hills.