Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones







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Great Northern Marias Pass


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1890 General Montana Railroad Map
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Milwaukee Road 1920s Ad Book
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Montana Bibliography
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Northern Pacific Railway Photographs

The Utah & Northern [Union Pacific] was the first railroad to reach Montana in 1880, with
the Northern Pacific as the second railroad to complete into Montana in 1883; the NP operated
until March 1970, after being absorbed by the Burlington Northern Railroad

Below is a sampling from various locations and time periods of the
Northern Pacific Railway from the Dale Jones collection

               Belrgrade, Montana - Burlington Northern Era - 1990                                        Northern Pacific EMD "FT's" on a freight in the Billings, Montana area        

                             Columbus, Montana Depot - 1900's                                                          Northern Pacific freight east of the Garrison, Montana area

                          Glendive, Montana Depot  - 1940's                                                                 Glendive, Montana - Burlington Northern Era - 1990 

                              Helena, Montana Depot - 1900's                                                  North Coast Limited at Livingston, Montana 5th Street Crossing - August 1962

                            Laurel, Montana - Fall of 1956                                                                                 Livingston, Montana Depot - 1900's

                 Livingston, Montana - 2-8-8-2 NP #4002 - 1910's                                                       Livingston, Montana - 2-8-8-2 NP #4001 - 1910's

                 Livingston, Montana - Northern Pacific Shops - 1950's                                                Miles City, Montana Depot - 1900's

                 Marent Treste near Missoula, Montana - 1910's                                                       Missoula, Montana Depot  - 1940's

           Northern Pacific "Mainstreeter" on Detour at Missoula, Montana                                   "New" Northern Pacific G.E. U33C's at Missoula, Montana

                 Missoula, Montana Wreck - September 8,1909                                                       Tunnel #8 on St. Regis to Paradise "Cut-Off" - 1914

        "New" Northern Pacific G.E. U33C's #3300 at Paradise, Montana                                                         Paradise. Montana Yards -1910's

        "North Coast Limited" and "Alaska Limited" at Paradise, Montana                             Unloading Bison at Ravalli, Montana for "Bison Range" - Circa 1910

          Bison at Ravalli, Montana for "National Bison Range" - Circa 1910                                  "North Coast Limited" at Sappington, Montana - 1967

             Northern Pacific Silver Bow Depot near Butte, Montana                                                 Wibaux, Montana and Passenger Train - 1910's


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Questions or Comments?  

PHOTO DISCLAIMER: The photos on this page are from my collection. I have been researching and collecting railroad photographs and memorabilia for over forty years, I have gathered materials from many different sources - original owners, photographers, online groups and connections, "swap meets" or from those who wish to remain anonymous. Unfortunately, many images have been passed around from collector to collector and the original photographer's identity may have become lost.
If I have used your photo without giving you credit it is unintentional.  
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 Please let me know...I will give credit where credit is due

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