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Hi-Line (Montana)

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It has been suggested that this article be merged into Northern Transcon. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2021.
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The Hi-Line is a railroad in Montana running between Havre and Whitefish. It serves as a portion of the BNSF Railway Northern Transcon.[1] Originally the mainline of the Great Northern Railway,[2] the Hi-Line name has its origins in the railroad line being the northernmost (American) railway line in the region. The term also more generally refers to the area of northern Montana near the Canada–United States border and U.S. Highway 2.[2][3]

The route is served by one passenger train daily in each direction operating between Chicago and either Portland, Oregon or Seattle: Amtrak Empire Builder.[4][5]


  1. ^ BNSF Subdivisions (PDF) (Map). BNSF. September 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Leeds, Tim (June 6, 2014). "BNSF continues Hi-Line investment". Havre Daily News. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  3. ^ Wipf, Briana (July 14, 2015). "Ten things everyone from the Hi-Line knows to be true". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  4. ^ Vichorek, Daniel N. (1993). The Hi-Line, Profiles of a Montana Land. Helena, Montana: American World and Geographic Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 1-56037-021-1.
  5. ^ Franz, Justin (6 July 2020). "Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line". Montana Free Press. Retrieved 2 August 2021.

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