This is a shot I took a couple of years ago of the old Milwaukee Road substation at Loweth, out in Meagher County between Ringling and Martinsdale. Back in its day, the Milwaukee was a technological and engineering marvel -- the longest electrified railroad in the land. A series of 22 handsome and solidly-built brick substations helped keep the system going.
The electrification was turned off way back in 1974, though, and the railroad itself disappeared six years later. Only four of the Montana substations still remain, quietly standing guard by the old railroad grade, reminders of a failed dream.