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What is in a Mile? (Mile 3, that is)

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

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The Focus is on Trains at This Year’s Black Hills Film Festival

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

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What’s in a Mile?

Here’s what you can expect riding the 1880 Train to Mile Post 2: At the top of Tin Mill Hill you can see the grade of the Tin Mill Railroad spur that led to the west to the tin mill. … Continue reading

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1880 Train Featured on National Tourist Trains Guidebook

The 1880 Train is honored to have Steam Engine #110 featured on the cover of the fifth edition of the Tourist Trains Guidebook. This guidebook thoroughly describes more than 500 excursion trains and railroad museums throughout the United States and … Continue reading

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What’s in a Mile?

Here’s what you can expect riding the 1880 Train to Mile Post 1: When the 1880 Train leaves the Hill City station (formerly the original Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad depot), it goes north briefly and then turns eastward up … Continue reading

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1880 Train Welcomes New Business Development Manager Holli Edwards

The 1880 Train of Hill City, SD, announces that Holli Edwards has joined the organization as the Business Development Manager. She will oversee the attraction’s reservation system, High-Liner Snack Shop, Depot Gift Shops and special events. A graduate of Southwest … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary

The work never stops at the Black Hills Central Railroad (BHC), according to Chief Mechanical Officer Mike Grimm. “Having safe and dependable equipment is of the utmost importance to the BHC,” explains Grimm. “We all strive to make sure everything … Continue reading

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