Railroad tunnel, Hiawatha Bicycle Trail, Idaho

Riding the Hiawatha


The Hiawatha was the Milwaukee Railroad’s luxury passenger train, which made the run from Chicago to Seattle. She made her last run in 1961, in the railroad’s third and last bankruptcy. The railroad’s assets were sold. The purchasers salvaged the steel rails, but some of the roadbed, including the stretch from Missoula, Montana to Coeur…