Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones








Railroads of Montana 2012 Calendar ____________________________________________________________________________________
Below are the monthly photos and captions

                                 JANUARY - 2012                                                                 FEBRUARY - 2012

                                   MARCH - 2012                                                                       APRIL - 2012

                                    MAY - 2012                                                                            JUNE - 2012

                                    JULY - 2012                                                                       AUGUST - 2012

                          SEPTEMBER - 2012                                                               OCTOBER - 2012

                             NOVEMBER - 2012                                                               DECEMBER - 2012

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 - Winter of 1997 finds Burlington Northern SD40-2 #8068 westbound from Billings to Great Falls at Hobson with a welded rail on old Great Northern [Billings & Northern] track built in 1908

FEBRUARY - After cresting False Summit on Marias Pass BNSF Dash9-44CW #1039 and four other leased General Electric units struggle uphill with a westbound grain train just east of Summit

MARCH - “Empire Builder” Jim Hill’s Great Northern Railway reached Plentywood in 1910, after having arrived from Scobey, this eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train will soon depart for the mainline at Bainville

APRIL - Montana Western GP-9 #202 built in 1956 and Nu-West switcher SW-1 from Soda Springs, Idaho
are awaiting repair work at the historic Butte, Anaconda & Pacific [Rarus] roundhouse in Anaconda

MAY - Running through the neighborhood’s of Lewistown on old Milwaukee Road tracks
Burlington Northern GP39E #2745 passes flowering fruit trees in the Spring of 1997

JUNE - American Orient Express “Montana Special” with Amtrak #56 arrives in Belton
for Glacier National Park at 9:59 AM with 16-cars on a lovely June morning in 2001

JULY - Even though the sound of trains on the Milwaukee Road’s Winnett Branch have been silent
since 1972, the bluebirds sing at MP37 during a1998 Summer afternoon rainbow display

AUGUST - Purchased in 1950 from a canceled order of electric motors to Russia, Milwaukee Road
“Little Joe” #E-75 awaits a helper to attack Pipestone Pass in the Summer of 1970

SEPTEMBER - Central Montana Rail’s GP-9 #1810, former BN #1810 [GN #658] leads an eastbound
train from Geraldine to Denton at Pownal near the Horseshoe Curve up to Arrow Creek

OCTOBER - Milwaukee Road coal-fired 4-8-4 #261 leads the 1998 Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Employees Special” eastbound along the Yellowstone River on former Northern Pacific rails

NOVEMBER - Morrison-Knudsen Alco “Century” 636-3 #5403 pulling a ballast train eastbound under the Forest Service bridge at Rock Creek on the Great Northern’s Flathead Tunnel [Libby Dam] line change on October 24, 1970

DECEMBER -Three “Big Power” EMD [General Motors] locomotives awaiting coal train assignments at BNSF’s Glendive Shops leased SD60 #9059 and SD60M #9235 with the newest addition to the power fleet, SD70MAC #9997 in 1998

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