Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones









Central Montana Rail on Spring Creek Trestle                      Montana Rail Link Special at Billings                                 BNSF Coal Train West at East Glacier   

Welcome to the Railroads of Montana

Announcing June 5, 2017 Release !
The Great  Northern Railway in Marias Pass

The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass published by Arcadia Publishing
will be released
June 5, 2017

 Arcadia Publishing has selected The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass
to be printed in a limited hardcover collector edition; in addition to the book,
they are also printing
a special 15-postcard collection of Marias Pass photographs.

This hardbound 128-page book contains over 200 black & white photographs

The estimated price will be $26.99 plus US Media Mail postage
If you reserve by April 30, 2017, you pay no shipping
I will email you when the book is available
 Click HERE to reserve your copy


            Beginnings – History of Marias Pass    
The Pass – A Photographic Collection from Whitefish to Glacier Park   

Glacier National Park – Great Northern Railway’s Connection   
The Middle Fork – Views up the Middle Fork of the Flathead River   
Essex – Operations Headquarters for Marias Pass   
Snowsheds – Protecting the Railroad in Winter  
Summit – Top of the Continental Divide   
Winter – The Challenge of Fighting Snow  
The 1964 Flood – Marias Pass Disaster   
Then and Now – Changes Through the Years   


If you have any questions - please feel free to contact me

Click this link for more information:
Marias Pass

Railroads of Montana as been highlighting railroad photography and history
of Montana and the Pacific Northwest since 2000.
I published the Railroads of Montana calendars from 1999 to 2002 & 2011 to 2014,
and a series of full-color 28-page booklets covering these topics below:

These booklets have been long out of print, I will periodically upload all my old publications

These links will take you to a Microsoft OneDrive URL site
You should not need to have OneDrive installed on your device
Some files are quite large, so may take awhile to download

In January 2017, I added download links for these publications:
Click HERE to download "Outlook & the Whitetail Sub"  -The Soo Line Connection in Montana
Click HERE  to download the 192-page book "Great Northern Railway - Kettle Falls, Washington Branch"
Click HERE to download the 92-page book "The Spokane International Railway of Larry Shawver"
Click HERE to download a 32-page
pdf book of Larry Shawver's photographs
Future downloads will include:
"The Kettle Falls, Washington Branch" - the 28-page "Second Section" edition
"Off the Beaten Pass" - A Pictorial History of Marias Pass
"Livin' on the Hi-Line" - The Hi-Line from Browning to Bainville
Railroads of Montana calendars; 1999/2000, 2000,2001 and 2002 

Note the interesting web pages below

Kettle Falls, Washington Branch Book
Spokane International Larry Shawver Book & Photos
Milwaukee Road in Montana & Idaho
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/Bearcreek
USGS Butte Area
USGS Helena Area
USGS Libby, Missoula & Nyack

Comprehensive List of Montana Railroads
Northern Pacific Photographs
Great Northern Photographs
Great Northern - Dale Jones Photos
Great Northern - Cordell Newby Collection
John Taubeneck's Montana Locomotive List
Montana Railroad - Lombard
Soo Line in Montana

Soo Line - Dooley, MT 1916 Snowplow
Historic Soo Line Photos

The Montana Almanac 1957

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

Marias Pass
Flandrau's 1925 Marias Pass

GN-BNSF Milepost List
Online Marias Pass Railfan's Guide
Marias Pass Photos
Montana Bibliography
Employee Search
Great Northern Consolidated Seniority Roster
NP Montana Employees 1882 -1980

Milwaukee Road -Idaho Div. Seniority
Custom WWW Search

Questions or Comments?

This web site was last updated March 2017
All material and photos that does not list specific sources are copyrighted by Dale Jones

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