Montana
Steam Locomotives by City


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Updated 11/25/00

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surviving steam locomotives in Montana by Wes Barris


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Billings
Northern Pacific 1031
Northern Pacific no. 1031 is the only L-7 out of five surviving NP 0-6-0's.   She is on display at the Yellowstone Museum at Logan Airport in Billings, Montana.   Although the wooden pilot is not authentic for a switch engine,  it does appear to be similar in design to those carried by other NP steam locomotive types.   Photo by George Thelen,  September 18, 2000.

Butte
Northern Pacific 25
The Northern Pacific was the first railroad in North America to use the 2-8-2 "Mikado" wheel arrangement,  and the first anywhere to use the 4-8-4 type,  to which it gave the popular name "Northern".   While examples of a NP Mikado and NP-designed Northern survived thanks to the Spokane,  Portland & Seattle,  the only eight-coupled engine preserved by the NP is Y-1 2-8-0 no. 25,  on display at the civic center in Butte,  Montana.   Photo by Marc D. Sisk.


Havre
Great Northern 2584
Great Northern 4-8-4 no. 2584 is on display in Havre,  MT.   I'm breaking my own rules with this picture.   I try to keep the photos on this site as up-to-date as possible to illustrate the engines as they look today.   Unfortunately,  I haven't been to Havre,  Montana since June 1985,  when I took this picture.   If anyone has a more recent shot of this engine,  I'd be interested in hearing from you.


Missoula
Northern Pacific 1356
Northern Pacific 4-6-0 no. 1356 is on display outside the old NP station in Missoula, Montana.   She is one of four surviving members of the S-4 class,  built by Baldwin in 1902.   The S-4's were built as Vauclain compounds (high and low pressure cylinders driving a common crosshead on each side),  but were rebuilt as simple engines starting around 1917.   Members of this class were among the last steam locomotives in use by the Northern Pacific,  and one,  no. 1364,  is currently being restored to steam at the Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum in Toppenish, Washington.   No. 1356 is shown here in July 1985.   If anyone has a more recent picture I'd be interested in hearing from you.

Sidney
Holly Sugar 100   (ex-Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific 1057)
This 0-4-0 tank engine last ran for the Holly Sugar Company.   She was built for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific,  presumably as a tender engine judging by the looks of her.   Photo by George Thelen,  September 17, 2000.