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» Montana Rail Link (more..)
» EMD SD70ACU (more..)
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» Lombard, Montana, USA (more..)
» September 17, 2021
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» John Fry (more..)
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Ghosts of Lombard.
With a full harvest moon, a MRL manifest passes through Lombard, MT. Originally founded in the 1890s, Lombard, MT, the iconic location where the Milwaukee Road’s bridge over the Missouri River also crosses over the former Northern Pacific- now Montana Rail Link- leaves clues as to it history. The railroad was the only way to get here until the first road to Lombard was constructed in 1930, roughly 40 years after the town was formed. In the 1950s the town began to decline and the Milwaukee began pulling out. Not much remains here other than a rusting car, cans, bedsprings from the old hotel, and half buried foundations of the buildings that stood here. But the sense of history is almost palpable. If you blink too long you can picture the buildings, smell the coal smoke and hear voices of the people that lived here. Today, the rumble of a passing modern freight brushes shoulders with ghosts of the past.
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