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Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway (United States)


The B, A & P was incorporated October 1, 1892, began hauling copper ore from the mines at Butte to smelter at Anaconda by the close of 1893. The line also provided passenger service to Anacondans from this building location since the time of its construction until April 1955. Originally steam-powered, the B, A & P Railway was, by 1916, the first fully electrified railroad in the United States. In the 1960s, diesel locomotives entirely replaced the electric models. The railroad is currently dispatched from the east end of the city at the base of the Anaconda Reduction Works site. Its main line cargo includes copper concentrates and precipitates transported from Butte's Weed Concentrator to the Anaconda Smelter. Lime rock and sulphuric acid are also moved from the smelter to regional customers by way of main-line interchanges with the Milwaukee Road and the Burlington Northern Railroad.

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