Shelby to Snowden

The small wooden depot at Shelby (MP 1065.4) is on the north side of the tracks. On the east side of Shelby, there are grain elevators both south and north of the tracks (main and siding), and the line south to Great Falls, and thence either to Helena or Laurel, departs to the south-southeast. The single track, CTC, main line with speed limit 79-60, turns east past Farrell, a detector at MP 1059.3, the 9,062 ft. siding at Dunkirk (MP 1056.3), Telstad, the 8,556 ft. siding at Devon (MP 1047.6), turns north-northeast and then south-southeast past Galata, east to the 8,585 ft. siding at Oothair (MP 1035.6), east-northeast to the detector at MP 1030.8, east past Tiber (MP 1028.4), and the 8,552 ft. siding at Chester (MP 1022.9), north and then east again past the 9,571 ft. siding at Buelow (MP 1015.9).

Two Main Tracks begin again at Joplin (MP 1011.9), and the line continues east past detectors at MP 1009.3, Inverness (MP 1008.9), where there are extra tracks, crossovers at Inverness X-Over (MP 1006.7), an 8,579 ft. siding at Rudyard (MP 1002.7), crossovers at Hingham West (MP 999.7), extra tracks at Hingham (MP 996.6), crossovers at Hingham center (MP 994.2), Gildford (MP 998.7), where there are extra tracks, Gildford East (MP 988.8), where 2MT give way to single track, Xenia, a detector at MP 991.7, the 8,574 ft. siding at Kremlin (MP 980.1) and the 8,431 ft. siding at Burnham.

At Pacific Junction (MP 964.8/434.0), where the Milk River comes alongside to the north, a single-track BNSF line originally from Great Falls and Helena, but now only from Big Sandy on the Missouri River, trails in from the southwest, the speed limit falls to 55-50, and 2MT begin again. At Havre West (MP 431.9)  the west end of the yard, there are crossovers between the two main tracks, and the line turns southeast and then east again, with the freight yard on the north side throughout the station area. At the west end of the Havre depot (MP 430.4), where the speed limit is 20 mph,  is former GN 2584, a stuffed-and-mounted 4-8-4, on the south side of the tracks, and the depot is on the south side of the tracks. East of the depot, the line passes an on-line fuel rack, there is a rack for receiving fuel tank cars, rail-served grain elevators, locomotive depot and repair facilities on the south side of the tracks, and freight sheds (and freight car repair facilities).

There are rail-served grain facilities on the north side of the tracks, as well as rail-served grain elevators on the south side of the tracks, east of the station, with one of them served by a secondhand GP. There are crossovers and a 9,351 ft. siding (extending west, on the north side of the line, past the depot) at Havre Center (MP 429.3), where the speed limit is 55-50. The 2MT reduce to single track, again, at Havre East (MP 427.4), where the speed limit rises to 79-60, and the line continues east, along the south side of the Milk River, past Toledo, jogging northeast to follow the river and east past Yantic,  the 10,003 ft. siding at Lohman (MP 416.8), a bridge over the Milk River (which continues along the south side of the line), Adams, the 7,390 ft. siding at Chinook (MP 408.8), a detector at MP 404.0, North Fork, the 10,217 ft. siding at Zurich (MP 399.6), Fort Belknap, as the line curves east-southeast, the 7,564 ft. siding at Harlem (MP 387.7), a detector at MP 383.5, Matador, and the 8,526 ft. siding at Savoy (MP 375.9). The line curves east past Coburg (MP 370.9) and Survant, southeast past Haro and a detector at MP 364.0), south-southeast past the 7,417 ft. siding at Dodson (MP 360.7) and the 10,756 ft. siding at Wagner (MP 352.8), and east past Exeter and across the Milk River on a through truss bridge to the 8,520 ft. siding at Malta (MP 343.3), where there is a passenger station on the north side of the line.

The line continues east past Malta Stock Yard (MP 341.3), where there are grain elevators on the south side of the track, accessed from additional tracks, and curves gently north of east past Strater, the 8,106 ft. siding at Bowdoin (MP 330.6) and then northeast past Ashfield and a detector at MP 322.8, making a long curve to the south-southeast past Saco Junction, where a branch from Hogeland once trailed in from the northwest, the 10,107 ft. siding at Saco (MP 316.2), Beaverton, the 13,259 ft. siding at Hinsdale (MP 303.5), where the Milk River comes along the north side again, curving southeast past Vandalia (MP 294.8), a detector at MP 292.9, the 8,321 ft. siding at Tampico (MP 289.4), Paisley, and then crossing the Milk River into Glasgow (MP 277.5), where the speed limit is 55-50, there is a 6,800 ft. siding on the south side of the line, where the passenger station is located, and an 11,700 ft. siding on the north side of the line.

The speed limit rises to 79-60 again, and the line turns south-southeast alongside the Milk River, and then east, still along the river, past Whately and a detector at MP 269.0, jogs southeast and then east past the 9,431 ft. siding at Nashua, turns southeast past Wiola, where the Milk River turns away south to join the Missouri River just below that river's Fort Peck Dam, and east past the 8,495 ft. siding at Kintyre (MP 251.8), now in the broad valley of the Missouri River, past a detector at MP 248.0, and Frazer (MP 246.7), and edging just north of east past the 8,422 ft. siding at Oswego (MP 239.2) and a detector at Lohmiller (MP 234.2) to the 14,025 ft. siding at Wolf Point (MP 227.3), where there is an Amtrak station.

The line continues past the 8,424 ft. siding at Macon (MP 222.1) and a detector at MP 218.4, turns east-southeast at Chelsea, east at the 8,422 ft. siding at Poplar (MP 206.8), past a detector at MP 202.5 and Sprole (MP 200.2), east-northeast past the 12,990 ft. siding at Brockton (MP 192.8), where the Missouri River is very close on the south side, southeast past Calais, east past a detector at MP 184.7 and the 8,430 ft. siding at Blair, where the Missouri is again very close on the south side, southeast and then just north of east past the 8,437 ft. siding at Culbertson (MP 173.5), just south of east past Lanark, just north of east past a detector at MP 167.1, southeast where a short line from Scobey trails in from the north-northwest, past the 8,552 ft. siding at Bainville (MP 159.2), southwest, and southeast alongside the Missouri at Lakeside to the 12,267 ft. siding at Snowden, where a short line to Glendive (on the former NP main line) departs to the south-southwest.