Abandoned Railroad in Martinsdale

Photo of the Old Milwaukee Road Railroad Right of Way

This rather uninspiring picture is just a photo of the old Milwaukee Road Railroad right of way. Once upon a time, the Milwaukee Road cut through the heart of Central and Eastern Montana, going through Martinsdale in the process. However, beginning in the late 1970's, the railroad pulled up stakes, leaving numerous communities without any rail services. As a consequence, numerous businesses in this part of Montana that required rail service (particularly grain elevators) went out of business. While the rails and railroad ties have long since been removed, a broken signal light and numerous poles still mark the location of where the railbed use to be.

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