The North Coast Hiawatha descends westward off Homestake Pass several miles east of Butte, MT. In 1974 this Amtrak service and a BN local freight were pretty much all that moved over this line.
Action at the Butte terminal reveals a rainbow of boxcar colors behind #293.
Rolling by with 10-year old NP 298 pulling general manifest through the NP yard limits, wooden caboose #1367 brings up the markers.
Electric wires over the BAP were de-energized in 1967, here is the future.
Electrification of the BAP ended in 1967.
This colorful wooden stock car was still in service in September 1967 spotted at the NP terminal yard.
The UP regional train from Ogden/Salt Lake is tied up at the NP depot. It lasted up till Amtrak day.
Scheduled for a morning arrival in Butte Montana, train #26, the North Coast Limited still looks good.
Ten years into it's service life NP 309 works the yard at the Butte terminal.
The westbound North coast Hiawatha descends Homestake Pass above Interstate 90 east of Butte, MT. Riding a dome car down this hill is a bit like landing in Butte on an airplane. This line is curre... (more)
As an eastbound manifest arrives at Butte, boxcab No. E45 waits in silence to help it over Pipestone Pass.
A short Rarus Railway freight works uphill and crosses Continental Drive heads for the giant copper mine at Butte, Montana, on September 25, 2003. This short line has had a long, varied history th... (more)
Butte, Anaconda & Pacific at Butte, MT || August 2014
Four ex-NP F units lift Amtrak Train 10 eastbound out of Butte, Montana (background) as the “Mainstreeter” climbs up to Homestake Pass on July 31, 1973.