Museums - Montana
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Location: Essex, MT
Izaak Walton Inn
P.O. Box 653T
Essex, MT 59916
The semaphore in Essex is complete (GRS Co. style 2A base-of-mast upper quadrant),
and sits behind the Izaak Walton Inn parking lot adjacent to the Inn Annex.
Signal Number 11766
At Glacier National Park, a GN built hotel is on the now BNSF mainline.
Hosts railfan activities and features several guest rooms in cabooses.
Location: Whitefish, MT
A GN single-blade semaphore is preserved in the parking lot of the
Whitefish American Legion Hall, just west of the Whitefish Amtrak
The above information generously supplied by David R. Busse
Location: Missoula, MT
A beautifully-preserved ex-NP semaphore sits in the front
yard of Montana Rail Link Roadmaster Mark Simonson in Missoula, MT
(on Old Grant Creek Road)
At the NP depot in Missoula, a pair of NP semaphores sits with an NP locomotive on public display.
They are located at the Depot Grill/Depot Pub.
Equipment was placed by the Northern Pacific Railway.
Information generously supplied by David R. Busse and Kyle.
Location: Livingston, MT
Peak County Museum
One NP semaphore. No additional information.
Location: Billings, MT
Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum
Located atop the rimrocks overlooking the city if Billings and the
Yellowstone River Valley. American locomotive #1031 has been on display
at the museum since it was gifted by the N.P. in 1955. It is currently
undergoing a renovation including a new cover for the engine and interpretive
display with a semaphore and wigwag crossing signal. The museum has a small
number of other railroad items.
1950 Terminal Circle
Billings, MT 59105
Alternate telephone: (406)250-0163
Fax number: (406)256-6811
Information obtained by surfing.