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Location DB > United States > South Dakota > Hill City > Hill City Trains
Hill City Trains
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created by MindHacker on 8/21/2007 4:32 AM
last modified by Radio2600 on 3/3/2012 10:55 PM
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Active railroad museum with a lot of stored equipment in various stages of restoration or decay. The "1880 Train" located on the same property is a separate entity and operates steam locomotive excursions during the tourist season.
 Basic Information
Type: Train Cars
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby - S.D. is pretty empty.
 Physical Information
Railroad Avenue (Truck bypass for 16)
Hill City, South Dakota
United States
Owner: South Dakota State Railroad Museum
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Thomas
  •  Interesting Features
    Some very interesting old passenger cars, with well preserved exteriors. The interiors... Less well preserved. Also, Cabooses, ancient engines, and boarded up boxcars. The not entirely inaccessible boarded up cards are still in good condition inside as well. Oh. And uninspired graffiti.

    The only operating 2-6-6-2T Mallet in the world is at the adjacent tourist railroad.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • It's out in the open, by the highway.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
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    The actual history is unclear. The websites of both the tourist railroad and railroad museum make no mention of what former railroad they are actually on or when it was built. There is a time line section of the museum website contains mostly irrelevant information.
     Media Coverage
    It was right next to the Thomas the Tank Engine day..... The music they were playing made me want to hurt myself, or little kids.
     Future Plans
    The property is operated as a railroad museum and tourist railroad.

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    Please lets not drive across the state straight through
    Sun, Aug 19th, 2007
    posted by MindHacker
    7 pictures
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    No to Stonefaces.
    Sat, Mar 3rd, 2012
    posted by Radio2600
    2 pictures

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     Web Links
    South Dakota State Railroad Museum

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 3/5/2012 1:07 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 5 12 at 13:07, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 3 12 at 22:55, Radio2600 changed the following: Owner, History, Status, Interesting Features, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Mar 3 12 at 22:17, Radio2600 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 3 12 at 22:17, Radio2600 updated gallery No to Stonefaces.
  • on Mar 3 12 at 22:16, Radio2600 updated gallery No to Stonefaces.
  • on Mar 3 12 at 22:14, Radio2600 created a new gallery
  • on Aug 21 07 at 21:16, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 21 07 at 5:04, MindHacker made this location available
  • on Aug 21 07 at 5:03, MindHacker updated the main picture
  • on Aug 21 07 at 5:02, MindHacker updated gallery picture Thomas
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