The Black Hills Central Railroad, aka the 1880 Train, runs between
Hill City and Keystone throughout the summer months.
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|Best Time To Go:
||Keystone departures at 8:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.,
p.m. during peak season. Closed for winter after Oct.
31. Visit the
1880 train web site for complete timetable. Note: if you
Keystone, make sure you take one of the early trains so
you can catch a
later train back.
||Trains depart from the Keystone Depot near the town's
traffic light. We recommend you walk there, about 10
minutes from the
hotel. If you wish to take later trains you will need to
drive to Hill
||Great views of the Harney Range
||Train winds up the canyon along Battle Creek past
and then back down to Hill City. About 10 miles in
roughly 50 minutes.
The 1880 Train runs on a regular schedule four times per
Hill City and Keystone during the summer. We recommend
that you buy a
round-trip ticket in Keystone and take a morning train
to Hill City.
Once in Hill City, you can disembark to shop, eat or
visit the Black
Hills Institute's Dinosaur museum for a couple of hours
then catch an
afternoon train back to Keystone. You should also wear
will not be damaged by soot from the steam locomotive.
605-574-2222 (Toot, Toot, Toot, Toot ... get it?)
Hills Central Railroad, Box 1880, Hill City, SD
57745. Web: 1880 Train Home Page