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Montana Rails -
Mountains to Prairies
This 96-page full-color
6” x 9” soft cover book contains over 200 color
capturing images of trains from all corners of the State of Montana.
For nearly 150-years railroads have been transforming the Montana
landscape from the Continental Divide peaks to wind
Steel rails arrived
May 9, 1880 when the narrow-gauge Utah & Northern
reached Monida Pass
south of Butte.
At the zenith of rail line construction during the 1890s and
early 20th Century,
all major transcontinental railroads crisscrossed Montana; the Union
Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy [CB&Q], Great
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul [Milwaukee Road] and the Soo
Line.Through the years,
many original railroads
evolved into the Burlington Northern Railroad,
Burlington Northern Santa Fe [BNSF] and Montana Rail Link with unique shortlines
along the way. Though routes and operations have changed, the scenery
of the Big Sky State remain
Take a journey across Montana rails, from
the mountains to the prairies.