There is a set of active wig-wags on Water Street in Lewistown,
Montana. These are ex-Milwaukee WRRS Harpes wig-wags.
The branchline (for now) is operated by the BNSF railway. These are the
only ex-Milwaukee wig-wags in service in the west to my knowledge.
There is rumors that Lewistown does not want tracks in
town anymore and
BNSF may abandoned the line anyway as it sees very little
I saw it in action the train consisted of 4 engines 1
flatcar with a
John Deer Combine and a caboose in; 4 engines, a loaded
chip car, and
caboose out. The train schedule can very. The Lewistown
Local runs out
of Great Falls (usually early Thursday morning, sometimes
ties up in Lewistown around noon or afternoon.
They leave town and head
back to Great Falls early the next day.
To get to the wig-wags take Hwy. 87/191/200 into town.
Once you have
reach the grade crossing turn right (south) and go three
blocks to Water
street. Go back to the tracks on Water Street. Can't
miss them, most
interesting site for hundreds and hundreds of miles around.