Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones









Railroads of Montana 2011 Calendar
Below are the monthly photos and captions

                                 JANUARY - 2011                                                                 FEBRUARY - 2011

                                   MARCH - 2011                                                                       APRIL - 2011

                                    MAY - 2011                                                                            JUNE - 2011

                                    JULY - 2011                                                                       AUGUST - 2011

                          SEPTEMBER - 2011                                                               OCTOBER - 2011

                             NOVEMBER - 2011                                                               DECEMBER - 2011

The Railroads of Montana 2011 thru 2014 calendars are available as
Adobe pdf files in a compressed "Zip" file. The files will come out to print
24-pages for the entire year. Each month has one 11" x 8.5" landscape format
image and one 11" x 8.5" calendar text page.

Click HERE to download the 2011 Railroads of Montana calendar.
Click HERE to download the 2012 Railroads of Montana calendar.
Click HERE to download the 2013 Railroads of Montana calendar.
Click HERE to download the 2014 Railroads of Montana calendar. 


JANUARY - Amtrak “Empire Builder” eastbound #8 screams along at 79 mph on the Hi-Line at Piegan in 1997 with the Montana Rocky Mountain Front of Glacier National Park in the background

FEBRUARY - Burlington Northern rebuilt GP39V #2968 sits out a Central Montana blizzard with the Lewistown local near the geographical center of the Big Sky State in the winter of 1997

MARCH - Mount Penrose looms up behind BNSF GE Dash9-44CW #1103 in Great Northern
“Empire Builder” inspired colors with a westbound freight sitting in the hole at Nyack

APRIL - Burlington Northern Santa Fe SD60M #9283 exits westbound 1,500 foot
Tunnel Q3 on the Great Falls/Billings line near Windham in1998

MAY - Montana Western GP-9 #201 with Rarus Railway train traversing in front of extinct
mine heads on old Butte, Anaconda and Pacific rails to the concentrator in Butte.

JUNE - In the early “Rainbow Daze” after the Burlington Northern merger, locomotives from the former
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and CB&Q soak up the summer sun at Whitefish in 1970

JULY - The Wild West is reenacted with a “staged” 1997 robbery of the “Charlie Russell Chew Choo”
as the sun sets over the prairies near Danvers on the Central Montana Rail

AUGUST - Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway GP-7 #103 built in June of 1953
switches ore cars near the smelter at Anaconda in the summer of 1970

SEPTEMBER - In the last days of the old Great Northern main line between Whitefish and Libby,
a CB&Q GP-35 #2530 passes the old GN depot at Fortine with an eastbound freight

OCTOBER - Notice the small “Montana town” detail in the photograph of Milwaukee Road #261
and its BNSF 1998 Employee Appreciation Special as it runs through Sidney

NOVEMBER - Burlington Northern GP53L #3120 glides westbound through the autumn foliage along
Wolf Creek in the Fisher River drainage of the Kootenai River/Libby Dam area

DECEMBER - Burlington Northern Santa Fe SD40-2 #7867 in Great Northern “Empire Builder” Heritage
inspired colors pulls into the Northeast corner of the state with a “Z” train at Culbertson

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