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South Dakota - Historic Prairie Village

Madison, SD - The village is surrounded by 2 miles of railroad track for the Prairie Village, Herman & Milwaukee Railroad. Buy a ticket to ride one of our trains which run every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. throughout the season, during Railroad Days, the Steam Threshing Jamboree and by special arrangement for groups. Check out one of America’s newest turntables and roundhouse in action.

The railroad began with the purchase of an 0-4-0T narrow gauge locomotive from Earl Grice of Mankato, Minnesota in 1969. The Whilimine Victoria No. 7 was built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1927 in Berlin. In 1976 a group of men organized the Historic Dakota Central Railroad and acquired the locomotive, No. 29 (0-6-0). The most recent acquired locomotive is No. 11 (0-4-0T), built in 1924 by Alco at the Cooks Works in Pennsylvania. Also features one of the last remaining chapel railroad cars, the “Emmanuel”.

Site URL: http://www.prairievillage.org/railroad/
Date resource added: 23-Feb-2014
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