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MILW - Blacktail Tunnel #2

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Photo taken by montanatom50

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on Railroad (MILW)
Location
Silver Bow County, Montana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1908
Builder
- Winston Brothers of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
MILW - Tunnel No. 13
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.88130, -112.47016   (decimal degrees)
45°52'53" N, 112°28'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/385919/5081910 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Homestake
Inventory number
BH 56170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Fixed mapping
  • May 10, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed description from bridge to tunnel
  • May 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ian Martin

Comments 

MILW Tunnel 13
Posted May 12, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Alex,

A bunch of crooks mis-managed MWLW from the late 1950's on. Bookkeeping lies hid loses on eastern parts of the road by charging costs to the western extension. It looked like W.E. was loosing the money until they shut it down. Then it was bankruptcy for the whole railroad.

MILW Tunnel 13
Posted May 9, 2013, by Alex Wood

Another fine example of how Milwaukee's western extension was a well built railroad abandoned too early.