A pair of CMR GP-9s lay over in Denton.
Just in time for my weekend train ride on the Central Montana Railroad they have some great news to share! They will be receiving a $4 Million grant to repair flood damage from the 2011 floods. This should allow them to restore their previous service levels to the region. How the Moccasin Agri-Hub and end of the BNSF subsidy payments will impact the railroad’s future is not clear. I believe good marketing and partnerships with BNSF will mitigate those items. For now though it appears they will be able to run trains again on this former Milwaukee Road line!
I’m sure after my visit to Denton this weekend I’ll have a clearer understanding of what the future will bring and how soon this trestle will again see rail traffic.