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Yes, a friend of mine Brett brought to my attention that the bitterroot line on the Montana rail link is coming back to life. The line out of Missoula, Montana that runs into the Valley will reopeon. The local paper reports the mrl will start repairs Friday morning
Great! I will have another chance to railfan it now when I visit family in Hamilton. Any idea what industries will be served now?

Bill Anderson

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I rode my motorcycle between Lolo and Missoula two years ago. If I recall correctly, there were sections which looked as though new ballast had been laid down. 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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