Saving the Tank: Organization works to restore historic Elkhorn railroad water tank

Posted July 19, 2017

A historic railroad water tank in the town of Elkhorn may have been built to last, but nearly 130 years in Montana’s harsh environment has taken its toll. Now a group has set out to restore the tank to its original glory.

Most water tanks were dismantled by mid-century as steam engines were replaced by diesel locomotives. The tank is the oldest in the area and is the only known NPR Standard Plan 48,000-gallon tank of that era still known to exist.

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