Railroad Employee Search
requests are the most common of all questions asked of any research
requests are vague to answer,
"My Great-Grandfather worked for a railroad in Montana around 1910, his
name was Smith.
Do you have any information about him?"
some tips to finding genealogy information:
1. A name is
always good - first and last
If you know for sure what state - Montana...
and the approximate location
worked? - such as "Missoula."
3. It is good to know the railroad name - it is important...
as there were two railroads that served Missoula
Some people wonder,
"Why can't I find out anything about my Great-Grandfather?"
The farther back in time someone worked for the
the more likely that records have been lost or destroyed.
In looking for more recent records - there are privacy issues
Check out the
various Employee Search pages on my website:
Below are employee names listed in
Great Northern Consolidated Seniority Roster -
Clerical & Station Forces 1968
Northern Pacific Montana/Yellowstone
Division Employees 1882 -1980
Milwaukee Road Brakeman & Conductors Seniority -
& Coast Divisions
The lists below are PDF files of
employee records that may not be in alphabetized order
Burlington Northern Pacific District Merger
Great Northern Railway Spokane Division Enginemen
Northern Railway All Division Enginemen Seniority 1917
are gleaned from old "Time Books"
[little books provided by businesses for railroad men to keep track of
their work time]
along with other old railroad inspired employee rosters
Few sources are newer than about 50 years ago, hopefully there should not be any
As I have
stated before - with this list - it is in no way the "complete"
of every employee that worked on every railroad in Montana.
Such a massive
list would be impossible to maintain.
If you are interested in
Montana railroad history
Click HERE to order book The Great
Northern Railway in Marias Pass
and The Milwaukee Road Connection from Spokane to Butte
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