Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones







Kettle Falls, Washington Book
Spokane International
Milwaukee Road Connection
Great Northern Marias Pass


75 Montana Railroad Related Maps
1890 General Montana Railroad Map
1899 General Montana Railroad Map
1902 Northern Pacific Railway
1904 Great Northern Railway
1906 General Montana Railroad Map
1918 Milwaukee Road Montana

USGS Blackfoot & Lewistown
USGS Boulder, Livingston & Red Lodge
USGS Butte Area
USGS Helena Area

USGS Libby, Missoula & Nyac

Employee Search
Great Northern Photographs
GN - Dale Jones Photos
GN - Cordell Newby Collection
GN -Essex, Montana Station Papers

GN- Flandrau's 1925 Marias Pass
GN-BNSF Milepost List

Lewistown, MT Newspaper Index
Marias Pass
Online Marias Pass Railfan's Guide
Marias Pass Photos
Milwaukee Road 1920s Ad Book
Milwaukee Road - Avery, Idaho
Montana Locomotive List
Montana Railroad - Lombard

Montana Bibliography
Montana Place Names
 List of Montana Railroads
Northern Pacific Photographs
Soo Line in Montana

Soo Line - 1916 Snowplow
Historic Soo Line Photos

Spokane International Railway

The Montana Almanac 1957

GN Montana Station Names - 1937
Compiled Montana Place Names
Great Northern Mileposts



Soo Line in Montana
This page contains miscellaneous images of the historic Soo Line in Montana
along with some photos of operations during the Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western era 

Dooley & Outlook, Montana
Nearly all the towns along the Soo Line "Flaxton Branch"
were settled around the building of the Soo - circa 1912 - 1914:
Westby, McElroy, Comertown, Dooley, Raymond, Outlook, Daleview and Whitetail. 
Below are some images of Dooley and Outlook

Birdseye views of Dooley, Montana shortly after settlement

                  Dooley, Montana after fire                              Soo Line Dooley, Montana depot shortly after opening

Soo Line Dooley, Montana depot shortly after opening

"Practice Burn" of the Dooley, Montana grain elevators

Soo Line Outlook, Montana depot - Circa 1970's

Dave Ruggles Raymond, Montana - "Last Days" of Soo Line Photographs
Below are a few photographs taken by Dave Ruggles of Raymond, Montana
Mr. Ruggles was a former long time Soo Line employee and resident of Raymond

Three views of the last Soo Line train heading East through Raymond, Montana

Soo Line train wreck on Whitetail line - 1980's

Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western at Whitetail, Montana - Winter 1998
Photos below by Dale Jones

Crosby, North Dakota DMVW Equipment

Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Crosby, North Dakota - Spring 2000


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