Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 6/25/1997

June 25, 1997

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and Montana Rail Link (MRL) were discussing possible arrangements that would lead to MRL operating freight trains over the trackage west of Whitehall over Homestake Pass. Both BNSF and MRL officials confirmed that negotiations were taking place, but it remained unclear if the negotiations would produce a sale of the track from BNSF to MRL, a lease agreement, or any agreement at all.

A Pasco, Washington resident was fined for damaging a rock formation at Lewis & Clark Caverns. The man snapped off about a nine-inch stalactite on J...


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