While hundreds of miles of Milwaukee's Pacific Coast Extension languished in relative obscurity, there were a few places of great fame. 1335 miles from Chicago's Union Station must be considered as one of those.
This is Harlowton, MT - a site of large yards, engine facilities, connection point to the Northern Montana Lines and Golden Triangle, and start of the Western electrification. Here the Little Joes flipped on their magnificent quads and headed west into the mountain ranges that lay ahead while eastbounds dropped off their electric motors and pushed east towards the plains and Badlands.
Harlowton was a town of great significance for the Milwaukee Road and the Milwaukee Road was of great significance to Harlowton. This is the first look at MP 1335 where the trek west continues, this time 'under wire.'