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Date: 10/21/21 20:01
Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: tc

I made a quick trip yesterday to the UP Montana sub and caught the S/B Silver Bow to Pacatello train departing Silver Bow. 1st shot is the train ready to depart southbound. 2nd shot is passing the grain elevator just south of town.  








Date: 10/21/21 20:03
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: tc

I didn't realize what a decent this S curve had.
 








Date: 10/21/21 20:04
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: tc

A couple more along the line.
 








Date: 10/21/21 20:05
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: tc

Last one over the the Big Hole river.  Thanks for checking it out. 




Date: 10/21/21 20:09
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: King_Coal

Not too many photos of this area. Thanks for posting.



Date: 10/21/21 20:09
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: FiveChime

Thanks for posting these as we rarely see photos from this obscure but scenic route!

Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 10/21/21 21:24
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: atsf121

Great photos, tend to forget UP runs in Montana.

Nathan

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Date: 10/22/21 06:52
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: SCKP187

Nice coverage of a part of the system not shown or mentioned much and some really good photos
Brian Stevens

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Date: 10/22/21 07:20
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: SP8595

Awesome series!



Date: 10/22/21 07:29
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: fbe

Photo 8 is Maiden Rock.



Date: 10/22/21 07:39
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: 3rdswitch

Great bunch. Really like 8 & 9.
JB



Date: 10/22/21 08:10
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: texchief1

All are nice but I really like the first shot the best!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 10/22/21 08:47
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: fbe

The line was built as the narrow gauge Utah & Northern by Utah Morman ranchers to connect with the Northern Pacific Railroad at/near Garrison with a short connection to Butte. When the NP arrived at the Little Blackfoot River there was discussion about dual gauging the U&N narrow gauge track to Butte. Both roads agreed to standard gauge track Silver Bow to Garrison for NP trains.

There is a 999 year lease on the UP tracks to the NP still in effect.

The Mormon builders sold their construction to the UP RR.

Don Strack's webpages give a more thorough accounting of the history of the line.

Utahrails.net is the site you want the scroll down to Montana Union.



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Date: 10/22/21 08:55
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: cbk

Thank you for posting the pictures. Very nice. What time did the train depart Silver Bow?

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Date: 10/22/21 09:26
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photos, Tim.  UP seems out of place in Montana to me, but still very neat.

Rich



Date: 10/22/21 10:05
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: fbe

The northbound leaves Dillon in the morning and arrives at Silver Bow around 10:00. The train works around the junction until about noon when it departs back towards Dillon.  The train lays around Dillon while the local switch engine works industries south of town. Train movements in both directions south of Dillon are after dinner commonly after dark.

 



Date: 10/22/21 11:52
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: callum_out

The grain elevator which for years had an Alco switcher, good sized train, no recent news of trying
to dump the line, life is good amd nice pictures. Agreed that we see so few pictures of the line North
of Dillon.

Out 



Date: 10/22/21 13:06
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: bobk

Nice series!



Date: 10/23/21 06:30
Re: Union Pacific under the Big Montana sky
Author: brc600

The UP Passenger train lasted up to AMtrak or close to it.

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Thanks for posting these as we rarely see photos
> from this obscure but scenic route!
>
> Regards, Jim Evans



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