Friday, May 30, 2014

trains and buses at Billings Union Depot, Montana, circa 1910

The station was built in 1908 by the Northern Pacific Railway (the town was named after Northern Pacific president Frederick H. Billings in 1882) and was used also by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy as well as Great Northern which ran from here to Great Falls. In 1971 Amtrak took over the Northern Pacific route between Seattle and Minneapolis, but discontinued it in 1979. Today the building is a restaurant and the tracks see only freight trains.

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