Hill City, SD - Black Hills Central Railroad Locomotive Number 63 is a GP9 model diesel built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as #6178 in November of 1956 (builder number 22561). The unit was renumbered to #63 when purchased by the Indiana and Ohio Railroad and retained that same number during subsequent sales to the Northeast Kansas and Missouri Railroad, Chillicothe-Brunswick Railroad and Progressive Rail, Incorporated.
The Black Hills Central (BHC) Railroad is a heritage railroad that operates in South Dakota, United States. The BHC purchased #63 from Progressive in June, 2006. It was moved by rail from Northfield, MN, to Rapid City and then trucked to the Keystone Junction and placed on BHC's rails. The locomotive will be used in switching, special excursions and when other locomotives need maintenance.
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