Hill City in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Not Just Any Old Railroad Line
In the early days, trains offered passenger service as well as cars for transporting stock and agricultural goods. In 1934, the CB&Q introduced the Pioneer Zephyr, the first diesel-powered streamlined passenger train. By the 1950s and 1960s, however, passenger railroad use declined because of the increased use of automobiles and planes for transportation. This decline led to the merger of the CB&Q into the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hill City SD 57745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Black Hills Central Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Von Woehrman Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hill City (approx. Ύ mile away); "Work Call" (approx. one mile away); I've Been Working on the Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Newton Lake CCC Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sheridan (approx. 5.2 miles away); Harney Peak Lookout (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hill City.
Also see . . .
1. Timeline of Black Hills Railroads. (Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Grand Island and Wyoming Central Railroad (Wikipedia). In 1889 the railroad began building into the Black Hills to serve the mines built during the Black Hills Gold Rush. In 1890, the railroad reached Hill City and Englewood, and in 1891, service to Deadwood was established. A line to Spearfish was added in 1893. (Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad(Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.