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The 1880 Train is hosting several special events for wine and/or beer connoisseurs in August and September, including Rails & Ales, Wine Express and Oktoberfest Express. New this year is Rails & Ales which will be held August 27 beginning … Continue reading
The 1880 Train is hosting the fourth annual Prairie to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) June 6-10 in Hill City, SD. Registration forms and detailed information are available online. The camp is … Continue reading
The 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad (BHC) recently purchased rail car #403, a Jewett-built interurban passenger car, to add to the fleet. It is a fully enclosed car. The BHC is encouraging the public to help find the perfect name … Continue reading
To jump start the Holiday season, the 1880 Train will host the Holiday Express, beginning November 27. This magical event takes passengers on a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to board the … Continue reading
Experience a little magic on the 1880 Train on July 25. Professional magician Cody Landstrom will entertain passengers on the 1:15 pm and 3:45 pm departures from Hill City for the one day only. His interactive show will combine comedy … Continue reading
At the Black Hills Central Railroad, we are so lucky to live in a community where people are always willing to mobilize at a moment’s notice in order to support others with a helping hand. The following people helped us … Continue reading
The 1880 Train is hosting the third annual Prairie to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) June 8-11 in Hill City, SD. Registration forms and detailed information are available online. The camp is … Continue reading
Here’s what you can expect riding the 1880 Train to Mile Post 3: As you come into Kennedyville and Addie Camp, the gray two-story Kennedy house that once housed the town’s grocery and bar are in the meadow west of … Continue reading
The 2015 Black Hills Film Festival will be held May 6-10 in Hill City and Rapid City with a Focus on Trains . . . our favorite subject. In partnership with the South Dakota State Railroad Museum (Museum) and the … Continue reading