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Loading elk onto a railcar at Gardiner, MT
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 07:11 AM UTC
Came across these pictures of elk being loaded into railcars in Gardiner, Montana. I don't have any history to share with what is taking place in the photographs but I thought that they were interesting.

Gardiner, MT (1)

Gardiner, MT (2)

Randy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
You don't see that everyday!
Thanks for sharing, Harv.
-Sean H.
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 01:44 AM UTC

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You don't see that everyday!
Thanks for sharing, Harv.



You're welcome Sean. Gardiner, MT is just across the Wyoming/Montana state line from Yellowstone National Park. Elk and Buffalo migrate up thought that area all the time. So I wonder if this isn't some type of relocation program or something. I hope so anyway.

I like how you can see that they used some rough cut pine boards to raise the height of the loading chute. Guess they were afraid the elk would jump!!

Glad you like the pictures.

Randy
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:14 PM UTC
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Randy




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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:28 PM UTC
Do you know when those pics were taken? My grandfather lived in Gardner and work on the RR
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Randy



You're welcome Ko. Glad you like them.



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Do you know when those pics were taken? My grandfather lived in Gardner and work on the RR



The person that has them stated that one of them has the year of 1913 written on the back of it as the year it was taken.

Thanks,
Randy