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RELEASE DATE – MAY 16, 2021
 

MONTANA RAILS - MOUNTAINS TO PRAIRIES

This 96-page full-color 6” x 9” soft cover book contains over 200 color photographs,
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 swept prairies. 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 railroadscrisscrossed Montana; the Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy [CB&Q], Great Northern, 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 the same.

Take a journey across Montana rails, from the mountains to the prairies.

 



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               BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter One    Rivers and Mountains                
Chapter Two    Heart of the Prairie                    
Chapter Three   Milwaukee Road East                
Chapter Four    Central Montana Rail                 
Chapter Five     Engine 261                                
Chapter Six       Montana Rail Link                     
Chapter Seven   Hi-Line                                      
Chapter Eight    Yellowstone River Country         
Chapter Nine    Where’s Plentywood?       

RELEASE DATE – MAY 16, 2021         
 

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