Milwaukee Road-Side Attractions of Montana

Intro

Montana called me to it for its mines, ghost towns, and beauty. The thousands of miles of abandoned rail grades was an unexpected surprise. As I connected the dots between former mining towns, headframes, and ruins, I kept running into abandoned Milwaukee Road grades, inspiring me to follow the old mainline for a few hundred miles. Here’s a preview of what I found:

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