A Milwaukee Road line once stretched across the southern part of South Dakota; it has since been abandoned around 1980, when the last train ran east out of Rapid City.
Today the tracks are inactive west of Mitchell, through Chamberlain, and on to Kadoka. From Kadoka to Rapid City, the tracks were removed and the grade is intact and owned by the state of of South Dakota.
Larry Gibson shares some of his photos of the abandoned line in the Rapid City area.
Thanks to Larry Gibson for contributing information about this route.