Northern Pacific Transcon & Coal Route


Pasco to Spokane

Spokane to Sandpoint

Montana Rail Link

In the 1990s, Burlington Northern sells the NP line between Sandpoint, ID, and Huntley, MT, to Montana Rail Link, but retains rights to run trains end-to-end over the line. MRL has trackage rights into Spokane, WA.

Sandpoint to Paradise

Paradise to De Smet via Evaro Hill

De Smet to Garrison

Garrison to Helena (Mullan Pass)

Helena to Logan

Logan to Laurel

Laurel to Huntley


Fargo to Staples

Staples to Coon Creek

Coon Creek to University

University to Minneapolis Junction