Railroad Employee Search
requests are the most common of all questions asked of any research
than not - these are also the most vague to answer,
"My Great-Grandfather worked for a railroad in Montana around 1910, his
name was Smith.
Do you have any information about him?"
A name is
always good - first and last
If you know for sure what state - Montana... and what was the approximate location
worked? - such as "Missoula." At least a location
name is a start - It is good to know that
railroad name - it is important - as there were two railroads that served Missoula
If you know the railroad - that's even better
some of this information is known, people still wonder,
"Why can't I find out anything about my Great-Grandfather?"
of the mystery, is that the farther back in time someone worked for the
the more likely that records have been lost or destroyed.
In looking for more recent records - this raises privacy issues
As with the
Bibliography page of my website - this Employee Search portion will
folks at least a starting place to see if their long lost
relative worked for the railroad.
are gleaned from old "Time Books"
[little books provided by businesses for railroad men to keep track of
their work time]
along with other old railroad inspired employee rosters
Few sources are newer than about 50 years ago, hopefully
there should not be any
As I have
stated before - with this list - it is in no way the "complete"
of every employee that worked on every railroad in Montana.
Such a massive
list would be impossible to maintain -
so...this list will be organized by
Below are employee names listed in
Great Northern Consolidated Seniority Roster -
Clerical & Station Forces 1968
Northern Pacific Montana/Yellowstone
Division Employees 1882 -1980
Milwaukee Road Brakeman & Conductors Seniority -
& Coast Divisions
The lists below are PDF files of
employee records that may not be in alphabetized order
Burlington Northern Pacific District Merger
Great Northern Railway Spokane Division Enginemen
Northern Railway All Division Enginemen Seniority 1917
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