Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones







75 Montana Railroad Related Maps
1890 General Montana Railroad Map
1899 General Montana Railroad Map
1902 Northern Pacific Railway
1904 Great Northern Railway
1906 General Montana Railroad Map
1918 Milwaukee Road Montana

USGS Blackfoot & Lewistown
USGS Boulder, Livingston & Red Lodge
USGS Butte Area
USGS Helena Area

USGS Libby, Missoula & Nyac

Employee Search
Great Northern Photographs
GN - Dale Jones Photos
GN - Cordell Newby Collection
GN -Essex, Montana Station Papers

GN- Flandrau's 1925 Marias Pass
GN-BNSF Milepost List

Lewistown, MT Newspaper Index
Marias Pass
Online Marias Pass Railfan's Guide
Marias Pass Photos
Milwaukee Road 1920s Ad Book
Milwaukee Road - Avery, Idaho
Montana Locomotive List
Montana Railroad - Lombard

Montana Bibliography
Montana Place Names
 List of Montana Railroads
Northern Pacific Photographs
Soo Line in Montana

Soo Line - 1916 Snowplow
Historic Soo Line Photos

Spokane International Railway

The Montana Almanac 1957

GN Montana Station Names - 1937
Compiled Montana Place Names
Great Northern Mileposts

                                   Railroad Employee Search

Genealogy requests are the most common of all questions asked of any research organization.

Many genealogy 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?" 

Here's are some tips to finding genealogy information:
1. A name is always good - first and last
2. If you know for sure what state - Montana...
and the approximate location they worked? - such as "Missoula."  
3. It is good to know the railroad name - it is important... 
as there were two railroads that served Missoula around 1910...

Some people wonder,
"Why can't I find out anything about my Great-Grandfather?"

The farther back in time someone worked for the railroad -
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 alphabetical order

Great Northern Consolidated Seniority Roster - Clerical & Station Forces 1968

Northern Pacific Montana/Yellowstone Division Employees 1882 -1980

Milwaukee Road Brakeman & Conductors Seniority - Idaho & Coast Divisions

The lists below are PDF files of employee records that may not be in alphabetized order

Burlington Northern Pacific District Merger Seniority 1970

Great Northern Railway Spokane Division Enginemen Seniority 1956

Great Northern Railway All Division Enginemen Seniority 1917

The records 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 privacy concerns

As I have stated before - with this list - it is in no way the "complete" comprehensive list
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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