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  1. We Have Light

    We Have Light

    Westbound Empire Builder pops out of shed 10 at Java, MT
  2. BNSF 1104 at Java

    BNSF 1104 at Java

    BNSF C44-9W 1104 leads an Eastbound Z train across the bridge over the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and Java Creek at Java, Montana.
  3. BNSF'S Needles Sub

    BNSF'S Needles Sub

    BNSF Eastbound Roadrailer Train at Java, Ca.
  4. New Rail, New Locos, New Cars, New Railroad

    New Rail, New Locos, New Cars, New Railroad

    My first trip following my return to railfanning in 1998 was to Essex, MT. I walked along US Highway 2 from the Izaak Walton Inn to Java East, just after sunrise. Found a rail gang there, pulling old worn-out section and laying new ribbonrail. After a few hours, an eastbound empty grain train... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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