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Recent Updates Last updated 2/23/17

Updated towns are in red type. Contributors to this list include Lew Ableidinger, Matt Anderson, Jeff Borne, Chuck Hatler, Jim Heringer, Mark Hufstetler, Meredith Johnston, Dale Jones, Lynn Lagerstrom deRosa, Lindsay Korst, Norm Metcalf, Shanda Mitchell, Larry Perrigo, Art Peterson, J. Mike Powers, Ken Secrest, Richard B. Shulby, and Thornton Waite. Thanks to Art and Lynette Peterson for the many recent updates.

 

 

 

Paradise

NP

on site

C

rr

 

in use

brick

MRL

Field checked 5/08

Paradise

NP

over Clark Fork River

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

4 span Pratt through truss, field checked 6/06

Paragon (MP 1124.5)

CMStP&P

over Yellowstone River

B

road use

 

gone

steel

none

4 span through truss, field checked 12/11

Perma

NP

near town over Flathead River

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

4 span Pratt through truss, field checked 6/06

Phillipsburg

NP

moved across tracks

C

residence

 

in use

wood

MRL

Field checked 2/05

Plains

BN

on site

C

rr

1970

in use

wood

MRL

Field checked 9/11

Plentywood

Great Northern

on site

C

rr

 

in use

wood

BNSF

Field checked 12/09

Plevna

CMStP&P

relocated north of tracks along Railroad Ave.

C

storage

 

none

wood

none

modified, field checked 5/07

Plevna

CMStP&P

relocated north of tracks next to original depot

C

storage

 

none

wood

none

standard portable, second depot, field checked 6/06

Polson

NP

604 Main St.

O

business

 

 

 

 

storefront office after depot closed, Field checked 8/09

Power

GN

relocated to 306 Central Ave.

C

senior center

 

nearby

wood

BNSF

Field checked 5/08

Primrose

CMStP&P

on site along Montana Secondary Highway 263 (Mullan Rd.), about 10 miles west of Missoula

S

private

1915

gone

brick

none

substation #10, on National Register, Field checked 1/15

Primrose

CMStP&P

to west of substation

M

 

 

gone

wood

none

operator's bungalow, with additions, Field checked 10/11

Primrose

CMStP&P

relocated to south end of Harper Bridge Rd.

M

residence

 

none

wood

none

operator's bungalow, Field checked 10/11

Radnor

Great Northern

from Highway 93 twenty-six miles west of Whitefish turn left on poorly marked Upper Sillwater Lake Road (small green sign), just before road turns right and crosses the Stillwater River take right of two dirt roads back to depot, private road, hard to see from road during summer

C

private

 

across river

wood

BNSF

small depot, Field checked 6/11

Ravalli

NP

moved to St. Ignatius

C

museum

 

none

wood

none

Railroad ToyTrain Museum, field checked 5/08

Ravenna

CMStP&P

across river from I-90

S

abandoned

 

gone

brick

none

substation #9, Field checked 2/13

Ravenna

CMStP&P

near town

Tn

abandoned

 

gone

 

none

 

Red Lodge

NP

11 W. 8th St.

C

museum

 

aband.

wood

none

Carbon County Arts Guild Gallery, restored, Field checked 8/10

Redstone

GN

relocated to 31 2nd Ave.

C

garage

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 12/09

Reed Point

NP

relocated to Divison St./2nd Ave.N

C

fire station

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 5/07

Reed Point

GN, NP

between Reed Point and Columbus, north of I-90

B

road/rr

 

in use

steel

none/MRL

two 3 span through truss bridges, GN line long abandoned, Field checked 6/06

Rexford

GN

moved to Eureka

C

museum

 

none

wood

none

restored, Field checked 1/12

Rimrock (Siding)

GN

about 1.5 mi. N

Tn

rr

 

in use

 

BNSF

 

Rivulet

NP

near town, Fish Creek

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

deck girder

Rocker

BA&P

on site

C

vacant

 

in use

wood

BA&P

Field checked 5/07

Rocker

BA&P

on site

M

vacant

 

in use

wood

BA&P

section house, Field checked 6/06

Rocker

BA&P

on site

M

rr

 

in use

wood

BA&P

scale house, Field checked 6/06

Ronan

NP

426 Main St.

O

business

 

 

 

 

storefront office after depot closed, Field checked 8/09

Ross Fork

GN

relocated from trackside on Ross Fork Rd. Take S.R. 426 west to Ross Fork Rd., then 4.3 miles. Note: Ross Fork Rd, curves right at a junction not long after getting on it.

C

storage

 

nearby

wood

CMR

Field checked 8/11

Ross Fork

GN

on site

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

deck girder viaduct, Field checked 6/06

Roundup

CMStP&P

on site

C

business

 

gone

wood

none

Field checked 8/09

Roy

CMStP&P

relocated to north side of S.R. 191

C

storage

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 8/11

Rudyard

GN

4th Ave.NW/1st St. NW

C

museum

 

in use

wood

BNSF

Rudyard Historical Society Museum, Field checked 7/09

Ryegate

CMStP&P

moved to farm 16.5 miles south of town

C

hunting lodge

1909

none

wood

none

Field checked 6/06

Saco

GN

U.S. 2

F

rr

 

in use

metal

BNSF

prefab, Field checked 8/10

St. Ignatius

NP

U.S. 93, about 3 mi. N of town

C

museum

 

none

wood

none

depot from Ravalli, Railroad Toy Train Museum

St. Regis

CMStP&P

over Clark Fork River

B

abandoned

 

gone

steel

none

deck girder, multi-span, Field checked 12/09

Salem

CMStP&P

4 mi. east of town

Tn

abandoned

1913

gone

 

none

Belt Creek Tunnel, two shorter tunnels further east, relatively inaccessible

Saltese

CMStP&P

on site

B

trail use

1914

gone

steel

none

Field checked 5/09

Saltese

CMStP&P

3.5 mi. west over Dominion Creek

B

 

1914

gone

steel

none

Field checked 12/04

Sand Coulee

GN

relocated to 23 Cottonwood Ave., Stockett

C

vacant

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 5/09

Saugus

CMStP&P

over Custer Creek

B

unused

 

gone

 

none

Field checked 12/11

Savage

NP

over Yellowstone River

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

5 span Warren through truss, Field checked 5/05

Shelby

GN

230 Front St.

C

rr

 

in use

wood

BNSF

modernized 1950s, Amtrak stop, Field checked 10/10

Shelby

GN

just west of depot

Eh

vacant

1950

in use

brick

BNSF

3 stalls, Field checked 10/10

Sheridan

NP

relocated to Wisconsin Creek Rd. north of town

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

combined with Twin Bridges depot, Reported 9/06

Shonkin

CMStP&P

relocated back from row

C

residence?

 

none

wood, resided

none

Field checked 2007

Sidney

NP/GN

907 E. Main St.

C

rr

 

in use

wood

YSVR (BNSF)

Field checked 6/11

Silver Bow

CMStP&P

relocated to 3320 Harrison Ave. in Butte

C

business

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 8/11

Silver City

GN

relocated to Main St. in Marysville

C

restaurant

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 6/06

Skyline

NP

btwn Blossburg and Austin

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

curving high trestle, deck girder

Slayton

GN

over Musselshell River and CMStP&P

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

multi-span deck and through girder, Field checked 2000

Snowden

GN

over Missouri River

B

rr

 

in use

steel

YSVR

Field checked 4/10

Spring Creek Jct.

GN/CMStP&P

on site along S.R. 426 north of Lewistown

B

abandoned

1912

abandoned

wood

none

1391' long, largest wood pile trestle in Montana, Field checked 8/11

Springtime

NP

over Yellowstone River

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

3 span Warren truss, Field checked 6/06

Square Butte

CMStP&P

relocated about 9 miles south of town, east of highway

C

unused

 

none

wood

none

passenger end only, Field checked 3/12

Steel

Great Falls & Canada

on site on ranch

C

vacant

c1890

gone

stone/wood

none

3' gauge, Field checked 5/05

Stockett

GN

relocated to 23 Cottonwood Ave.

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

depot from Sand Coulee, Field checked 6/09

Stockett

GN

relocated to 31 Cottonwood Ave.

C

vacant

 

none

wood

none

Gone? depot from Gerber, Field checked 6/06

Stuart

MU/NP

relocated to junction of S.R. 1/S.R. 441 in Crackerville

C

vacant

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 7/12

Sumatra

CMStP&P

moved to Melstone

C

business

c1913

gone

wood

none

Field checked 8/11

Summit (Marias Pass)

GN

relocated to U.S. 2

C

cabins, restaurant

1906 

in use nearby

wood

BNSF

Field checked 9/14

Sunset

CMStP&P

on old Lindbergh Ranch, off "Nine Mile Prairie Road"

C

 

 

gone

wood

none

Field checked 11/08

Superior

CMStP&P

relocated about 1 mile west of town on Mullan Road West (old U.S. 10), on north side of highway, about 50 feet off highway on private property

C

storage/garage use

 

none

wood

none

modified, difficult to photograph, Field checked 8/09

Terry

CMStP&P

over NP, north of town

B

unused

c1907

gone

steel

none

4 span Parker through truss, Field checked 12/11

Terry

NP

east of town, north of I-90

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

single span, Field checked 5/08

Terry

NP

relocated to Launore Ave./Garfield Ave.

C

museum

 

nearby

wood

BNSF

Field checked 5/08

Thompson Falls

N. Pacific

on site

C

rr

 

in use

wood

MRL

Field checked 5/08

Three Forks

CMStP&P

across from Sacajawea Hotel on Main St.

C

restaurant

1913

gone

wood

none

Field checked 5/09

Three Forks

CMStP&P

Main St.

M

hotel

1910

gone

wood

none

Sacajawea Hotel, (front part of structure), Field checked 2/13

Three Forks

CMStP&P

115 W. Hickory St.

M

residence

1915

none

wood

none

Three Forks Hospital built by CMStP&P, 2.5 story, now apartments, Field checked 6/06

Three Forks

NP

over Madison River, east of town

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

Pratt through truss, Field checked 6/06

Three Forks

NP

relocated to Milwaukee Park

C

historical display

1911

none

concrete

none

depot from Trident, Field checked 8/11

Townsend

NP

over Missouri River

B

rr

1927

in use

steel

MRL

4 span Pratt through truss, Field checked 6/06

Trego

GN

about 12 mi. south of town

Tn

rr

1970

in use

 

BNSF

Flathead Tunnel, 7.01 mi. long

Trident

NP

moved to Three Forks

C

historical display

1911

none

concrete/stucco

none

Field checked 8/11

Trout Creek

NP

Noxon Reservoir, 3 mi. northwest of town

B

rr

 

in use

steel

MRL

Baltimore through truss and deck girder, Field checked 5/05

Troy

GN

1.5 mi. south of town

Tn

rr

 

in use

 

BNSF

 

Troy

GN

711 Missoula Ave.

M

museum

 

in use

wood/stucco

BNSF

former crew room, once sat west of Troy depot, Field checked 7/10

Troy

GN

relocated

Wt

 

 

in use

steel

BNSF

Field checked 12/04

Turner

GN

on site

C

unused

 

abandoned

wood

none

Field checked 8/08

Twin Bridges

NP

relocated to Sheridan

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

combined with Sheridan depot, Reported 9/06

Two Medicine

GN

U.S. 2 east of East Glacier

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

highest bridge on GN, Field checked 5/09

Ulm

GN

moved to 15 Lewis St.

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 6/06

Vaughn

GN

relocated to 125 U.S. 89

C

business

 

nearby

wood

BNSF

metal sheathed, Field Checked 7/07

Victor

NP

relocated to Blake St./Main St.

C

museum

 

none

wood

none

Victor Historical Society Museum, Field checked 8/11

Virginia City

NP

relocated to west end of town

C

museum

 

tourist line

wood

Alder Gulch Short Line RR

depot from Harrison, Field checked 10/09

Ware

CMStP&P

about 1 mi. SW, Judith River

B

rr

 

in use

 

CMR

Field checked 5/05

West End

NP

west of Bozeman Tunnel west portal

M

rr

 

in use

wood

MRL

Field checked 6/06

West Glacier (Belton)

GN

U.S. 2, Glacier N. P.

C

rr/offices

1910

in use

wood

BNSF

relocated in 1935, Amtrak stop, Field checked 6/06

West Glacier (Belton)

GN

U.S. 2, Glacier N. P.

M

lodge

 

in use

wood

BNSF

Belton Chalet, Field checked 6/06

West Glacier

GN

over Going-to-the-Sun Highway

B

rr

 

in use

concrete

BNSF

Field checked 6/06

West Yellowstone

Oregon Short Line (UP)

Yellowstone Ave.

P

museum

1908

gone

stone

none

Museum of the Yellowstone, on National Register, Field checked 8/10

West Yellowstone

Oregon Short Line (UP)

Yellowstone Ave.

M

municipal use

1925

gone

stone/wood

none

dining lodge designed by S. S. Underwood, Field checked 8/10

West Yellowstone

Oregon Short Line (UP)

Yellowstone Ave.

M

police station

1922

gone

stone

none

baggage facility, Field checked 8/10

West Yellowstone

Oregon Short Line (UP)

Yellowstone Ave.

M

municipal use

 

gone

wood

none

dormitory, only a portion remains, Field checked 8/10

West Yellowstone

UP

Yellowstone Ave.

Wt

unused

 

gone

steel

none

Field checked 8/10

Whitefish

GN

N. Central Ave.

P

rr/museum

1927, 1928

in use

wood/stucco

BNSF

Stumptown Historical Society, 3 story, Division offices, Amtrak stop, Field checked 5/08

Whitefish

GN

Railway St. west of depot

Rh

 

 

in use

brick/metal

BNSF

8 stalls, turntable, Field checked 6/06

White Sulphur Springs

Montana RR (WSS&YP) (CMStP&P)

relocated to SW 6th Ave./W. Main

C

 

 

 

wood

 

formery located at Dorsey, enlarged after move to White Sulphur Springs, Field checked 8/10

Whitetail

GN

 

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

depot from Flaxville

Whitewater

GN

relocated to 2nd Ave./Main St.

C

private

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 6/06

Wickes

Montana Central (GN)

off Wickes Rd.

Tn

abandoned

1888

gone

concrete

none

1645' with wooden doors, Field checked 6/06

Wilsall

Great Northern

on site

C

storage

 

gone

wood

none

in poor shape, Field checked 5/09

Windham

GN

relocated between Central Ave. and 3rd Ave.

C

residence

 

none

wood

none

Field checked 5/08

Windham

GN

about 2 mi. NW

Tn

rr

 

in use

 

BNSF

 

Winifred

CMStP&P

on site near elevator, where S.R. 236 curves into town continue straight on gravel road about 100'

C

storage

 

gone

wood

none

Field checked 8/11

Wolf Creek

BNSF

320 Recreational Rd.

O

rr

 

in use

metal

BNSF

Field checked 5/05

Wolf Creek

GN

0.1 mi. east of I-15 exit 226 on Recreation Rd.

C

church

 

in use

wood

BNSF

Field checked 5/09

Wolf Creek

GN

west of 320 Recreational Rd.

F

rr?

 

in use

metal

BNSF

Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

east of 320 Recreational Rd.

M

rr

 

in use

wood

BNSF

section house, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

3 mi. east of town over Little Prickly Pear Creek

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

Warren pony truss, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

3.7 mi. east of town over Little Prickly Pear Creek

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

curved deck girder viaduct, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

4.1 miles east of town over Little Prickly Pear Creek

B

rr

 

in use

steel

BNSF

deck girder, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

4.4 miles east of town

Tn

rr

 

in use

stone

BNSF

Tunnel #4, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Creek

GN

west of I-15

Tn

rr

 

in use

stone

BNSF

Tunnel # 5, Field checked 6/06

Wolf Point

GN

320 Front St.

C

rr

 

in use

prefab/wood

BNSF

modern, Amtrak stop, Field checked 5/08

Wolf Point

GN

across tracks from depot

M

rr

 

in use

wood

BNSF

section house, Field checked 6/06

Zurich

GN

relocated to 2nd Ave.

C

residence

 

nearby

wood

BNSF

Field checked 6/06

Compiled by M.J. Camp, Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.

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