Black Hills Central

badlandnp Apr 7, 2015

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Just caught this guy leaving for it's trip from Hill City to Keystone, SD back in 2011. Only took me a few years to figure out how to post it!
    Also, the bell is REALLY LOUD! Never seem to see much of anything out there about the Black Hills RR's. Lots of narrow gauge, and a lot of both mining and logging trackage.

    [video]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/87nYy_pv2pI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/video]
     
  2. logandsawman

    logandsawman TrainBoard Member

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    When I click on the link it says "web page is unavailable"
     
  3. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    Don't use the youtube embed tags, you just need the normal link.

    [video=youtube;87nYy_pv2pI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87nYy_pv2pI[/video]


    Jason
     
  4. logandsawman

    logandsawman TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, that's better
     
  5. fitz

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    What a neat engine, and the train looks pretty full. I hope to get there some day to witness this operation. Some great history in the steam locos there.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    As I recall, that is a former Weyerhaeuser Timber Company loco from Washington state.
     
  7. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Jason, thanks for the tip, am still getting the hang of this.

    They told me that ridership has been pretty good and enough so that they have staffed the museum and put up an HO display layout and memorabilia in the old depot there. It was a professional operation they have going.
     
  8. Keith

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    My folks and I rode it, spur of the moment on year.
    Lucked out at the time, as we rode behind the 2-6-6-2T unit!
    Have a shirt video of it somewhere! Driving by the next day, headed
    home, they were running the small 2-6-2T and different cars.
    It was a fun, interesting trip.
    Would suggest riding if you're in the area and have a couple hours to kill.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    It's interesting how they've done the car vestibules. Makes them have a rather interurban trailer appearance.
     
  10. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    If I remember right, some of the cars are restored/remodeled interurbans....I knew I should have bought that book!
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    ARGH. That old 20/20 hindsight. It works every time. :(
     
  12. MRLdave

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    Bought the book............You are correct. 5 of the cars were built by the American car company for the Oregon Electric. 2 cars are rebuilds of CB&Q cars, one from a caboose and one from a flatcar. Then there is a drovers caboose.
     
  13. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Awesome! My memory ain't all bad and going....somewhere!
     
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    So, here it is a few (?) years later and I made it back to the Black Hills Central to ride the train! Yay! I have more photos and videos, so I figure to bring back this old thread rather than a new. Then I will try to fix the old video, too. Here's where they get a drink and are hooking up to the train for the trip to Keystone from Hill City.



    And then running around the =train at Keystone,

     
  15. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Here's the corrected link for the 110 from 2015;

     
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    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Then after I rode the train, I chased it on it's next trip. Fun! And friendly folk enjoying the ride!



     
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    In this one there is a lot of good rod clank going on as she drifts by, tis a wonderful sound as the machinery works away!



    And here she whistles nicely!

     
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    And this last view for today, she is working hard getting almost to Keystone!

     
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  19. Keith

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    Video, from 10 years ago, when my folks and I rode the train.
    Was a last minute decision! And a good one at that!!
    My video, with several grade crossings encountered.

     
  20. bremner

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    Great videos guys, I really want to ride that line
     
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