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Location: Essex, MT

Izaak Walton Inn
P.O. Box 653T
Essex, MT 59916
Telephone: (406)888-5700
Email: izaakw@vtown.com

The semaphore in Essex is complete (GRS Co. style 2A base-of-mast upper quadrant), 
and sits behind the Izaak Walton Inn parking lot adjacent to the Inn Annex.
Signal Number 11766

At Glacier National Park, a GN built hotel is on the now BNSF mainline. 
Hosts railfan activities and features several guest rooms in cabooses.


Location: Whitefish, MT

A GN single-blade semaphore is preserved in the parking lot of the
Whitefish American Legion Hall, just west of the Whitefish Amtrak
station.


The above information generously supplied by David R. Busse

Location: Missoula, MT

A beautifully-preserved ex-NP semaphore sits in the front 
yard of Montana Rail Link Roadmaster Mark Simonson in Missoula, MT
(on Old Grant Creek Road) 

At the NP depot in Missoula, a pair of NP semaphores sits with an NP locomotive on public display.
They are located at the Depot Grill/Depot Pub. 
Equipment was placed by the Northern Pacific Railway. 

Information generously supplied by David R. Busse and Kyle.


Location: Livingston, MT

Peak County Museum
One NP semaphore. No additional information.


Location: Billings, MT

Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum

Located atop the rimrocks overlooking the city if Billings and the
Yellowstone River Valley. American locomotive #1031 has been on display
at the museum since it was gifted by the N.P. in 1955. It is currently
undergoing a renovation including a new cover for the engine and interpretive
display with a semaphore and wigwag crossing signal. The museum has a small
number of other railroad items.

1950 Terminal Circle
Billings, MT 59105
Telephone: (406)256-6811
Alternate telephone: (406)250-0163
Fax number: (406)256-6811

Email: ycm@pyjrycm.org

Information obtained by surfing.