Motorcars, Speeders and Railcars

By Wayne Parsons

Big Sky Adventure II

June 10th to 16th 2008

Excursion Coordinator: Bill Taylor


Monday June 15, 2008 - Denton to Moccasin, Montana

The group pauses for a photo opportunity after exiting Sage Creek Tunnel at MP 86.7.  The concrete-lined tunnel is 2,014 feet long.

Kolin at MP7.2 is the site of this former Great Northern siding and grain elevator.

   

Turn around at Moccasin Junction, CMR's connection with the BNSF.  All that we could really see here were some grain elevators in the distance.

   

The group does a slow parade across Sage Creek Bridge at MP 84.3.  This is the largest of the four bridges on CMR with 29 spans.  Built in 1913, it is 1780 feet long and 142 feet high.  Another bridge at Indian Creek has a similar construction with 22 spans.

   

A dinner train called the Charlie Russell Chew-Choo stops at this faux western town for a "hold-up" and "gun fight."  My thanks to Linda Best (facing the camera above left center) for taking my photo (below left) as I try to find another angle.

   

 

Jan Taylor finds some shade as we setoff.

   

 

As the sun sets slowly in the west, we pack up and fade away...

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