Monthly Archives: May 2013

What is the South Dakota State Railroad Museum?

The South Dakota State Railroad Museum (SDSRM) is a South Dakota 501(c)3 not- for-profit organization that operates independently and is not part of the Black Hills Central Railroad and is not affiliated with the State of South Dakota. However, it … Continue reading

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New Engine House Tours Begin Memorial Weekend

Think I found the class for me—- a behind-the-scenes tour at the 1880 Train. New this year, the train is offering daily Engine House Tours beginning May 25 through October 13 in the Engine House located near the Hill City … Continue reading

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1880 Train to Host Rail Summer Camp

I made my confession at the get-go—that I’m new to trains. I didn’t learn all there was to know when I was younger. Maybe that’s you too. Maybe your kids, who have stored Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in … Continue reading

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Expressions of the Mother’s Day Express

“Where’s the car with the food?” That was the first question my twelve-year-old son, Jason, asked as we waited in line for the Mother’s Day Express last Sunday. I pointed to the Edward Gillette car, and he seemed to feel … Continue reading

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The 1880 Train Shows Some Appreciation

Even if you rode on the Mother’s Day Express last weekend (more on my experience later), make sure you return for the 1880 Train Appreciation Weekend May 18-19. During these two days, kids (ages 0-12, riding with an adult) and active … Continue reading

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How the “Hokey Pokey” Spells Safety

The lyrics to the song, “Hokey Pokey,” came to mind last Saturday during the 1880 Train’s employee orientation. Not because we were having a sing-a-long but because we were learning some important information. Information that is used every day to … Continue reading

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2013 Mother’s Day Express: Just the Facts

1880 Train employee orientation is Saturday, and, as the train’s new blogger, I am excited to attend so I can . . . well, learn about trains! I started out my first blog telling you that I was new to trains and invited you … Continue reading

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