You are here

Madson Grade Railroad Earthworks

-A A +A
1914–1916. U.S. 85 and ND 200 between Watford City and Arnegard

As an engineering feature, this cut-and-fill railroad embankment is impressive, placed almost entirely by hand with minimal mechanical equipment. It leveled a twenty-mile stretch of the Great Northern Railway’s now abandoned and removed rail line. The so-called Million Dollar Fill descends to the Yellowstone River and Fairview-Cartwright bridge (MZ1) and tunnel complex.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
×

Data

Citation

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Madson Grade Railroad Earthworks", [Watford City, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-MZ2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 153-153.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,