Mountain West Rail
SP&S 700 on MWR
October 2002 - Steam across Montana

For two weekends in October, Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700, a 4-8-4 steam locomotive, provided the motive power for a Montana Rockies Rail Tours passenger excursion across Montana known as Steam across Montana.  This excursion traveled from Sandpoint, ID to Billings, MT and back via the Montana Rail Link.

SP&S 700 Eastbound
Sandpoint, ID to Missoula, MT
October 12, 2002
Photography by Todd R. Busse & Paul Birkholz
Guided by Dave Franz & Brent Mueller

Listen to the train pass through west of Logan, MT
(135k wav file)
Recording courtesy of Greg Stockberger

SP&S 700 Westbound
Billings to Bozeman, Montana
October 18, 2002
Photography by Paul Birkholz

Oct. 18th trip report
As posted to the MRL list By Paul Birkholz

Tales from the Krug - Steam!
Onboard from Bozeman to Helena

Rambling through Layers of Understanding
Mullan Pass to Paradise
Photos & Text by Martin Burwash

Anatomy of a Watercolor
By Alexander B. Craghead

History of the SP&S 700
Pacific Railroad Preservation Association
Montana Rockies Rail Tours
Montana Rail Link

Would you like a print of the SP&S 700 on Steam across Montana?
E-mail Paul for details and pricing.
Be sure to include the size and photographs that interest you.

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