A final scenery shot as we leave the Black
Hills on our way back south.
They have been fighting a fire right along the Wyoming
and South Dakota border. This is the fire camp. The fire
crews work 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Their 12 hours
off are spent here sleeping in tents.
Lunch today was at the Old Mill Inn restaurant in Newcastle,
WY. The mill used to grind wheat to make flour. They had
10 different kinds of homemade pies so we tried two. Yum.
This is a somewhat scenic shot but notice the lone cow
in the center of the frame. This image demonstrates the
ranching rule of thumb in Wyoming of one cow for every 10-12
This huge truck was working the Black Thunder coal mine
in the Powder River coal region. The bed of this truck can
hold 4 Suburbans.
This leads us to our first train picture of the day. This
BNSF empty coal train is heading for the loading chute of
the Black Thunder mine.
This UP (Union Pacific) empty trains is moving up to the
loading chute of the Jacob's Ranch mine.
A south bound loaded BNSF train meets a north bound empty
UP train. Another empty train waits on the siding to the
left. This picture was taken at Bill, Wy.