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towny72
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Railfan Advice, Montana Trip in 2 weeks
 
« on: Oct 23rd, 2010, 9:37am »
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I will be traveling to Montana for work in a few weeks, I will be passing through Billings and end up in Havre. Both a hubs of the BNSF, and Rail link heads into Billings so I was going to do some railfaning, since I live on the east coast I have no idea where to start. Any ideas, suggestions, info would help.

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Re: Railfan Advice, Montana Trip in 2 weeks
 
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24th, 2010, 11:47am »
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Have you travelled there yet or have you now returned?
Central to Western Montana is gorgeous and everywhere you look following the BNSF, Monana Raillink and abandoned roads such as the Milwaukee Road, you'll find lots of interesting things....  
Central Montana is alot drier than other regions of the country and you'll find older wooden railroad constructions still standing from 30, 40 50 even 60+ years ago.
Take lots of photos of the mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys as well as locomotive, bridge and other specific subject shots.  You'll love the memories these will bring in the years to come!
There's a reason Montana is called "Big Sky Country".  You'll see it when you get there!


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Re: Railfan Advice, Montana Trip in 2 weeks
 
« Reply #2 on: Dec 18th, 2010, 6:51pm »
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Well I did end up making it out west. Billing, Helena, and a day and an all day trip up to GNP to get the Bridge at Java and the Inn at Essex.  
 
It was a real treat and a amazing trip. Next time I get out there I will spend some more time around the RailLink and maybe another trip to Essex.
 
Even after taking a ton of pictures I know now I didnt take enough....


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« Reply #3 on: Sep 19th, 2014, 12:22am »
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Just wondered if you have heard any more on BNSF job situation and hiring.  Was to start in April but just got an email saying that is pushed off until August now.  They did offer Winslow, and that interests me a lot.  Do you have any way of knowing how the extra board out there is moving, I sure don't want to go all the way out there for training only to be cut off because the extra board is full.    


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