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Date: 05/13/22 13:38
A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: JeffZCT

Spending next week in Rapid City, SD. Any suggestions on clubs, layouts, visits, or contacts I could take. 
TIA



Date: 05/13/22 15:37
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: fbe

There is a town east of Rapid City that has road side signs for miles and miles.  That is Wall, SD.

It has nice motels to overnight in and cafes have affordable prices.  The town is a sunrise meeting point for the eastbound east of Rapid City and the inbound into Rapid City.  Way cheaper in all ways from what is in Rapid City.



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Date: 05/13/22 16:00
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: DKay

Dinner one night at the Alpine Inn in Hill City highly recomended.
Regards,DK



Date: 05/14/22 04:23
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: 4-4-0LiveSteam

If you have a paleontology interest, the Mammoth Site is very interesting, watch the Buffalo at Custer State Park from a safe distance,
Then there is the 1880 train.
Have fun, lots to see and do

Kevin

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Date: 05/14/22 19:25
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: zchcsse

Deadwood has a large layout you can see, right in the heart of downtown.



Date: 05/14/22 19:55
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: fbe

Note the Deadwood switch engine spots cars up the hill a ways.  When the train goes by the Safeway grocery store the switch crew flags the front doors of the store to keep customers from walking out of the glass doors into to tracks of the of the switch crew.

I spent 10 days in Deadwood working the switch engine covering the switch engineer's vacancy.



Date: 05/15/22 20:16
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: unionpac

Rapid City,Pierre and Eastern has a small yard on the SE side of town.

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Date: 05/20/22 16:40
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: SD45X

fbe Wrote:
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> Note the Deadwood switch engine spots cars up the
> hill a ways.  When the train goes by the Safeway
> grocery store the switch crew flags the front
> doors of the store to keep customers from walking
> out of the glass doors into to tracks of the of
> the switch crew.
>
> I spent 10 days in Deadwood working the switch
> engine covering the switch engineer's vacancy.

No tracks in Deadwood anymore.;)



Date: 05/20/22 17:37
Re: A visit to Rapid City, SD
Author: fbe

Loss of another historic experience and location.  Things were different before gambling was legalized.  I wonder if the Mona and Lisa business doors have been saved for display in a museum.



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