CDS buys depot building

The Conrad Depot Society (CDS) has purchased the former BNSF Conrad Depot from the Pondera County Regional Port Authority.

CDS plans to make the depot into a railroad museum, mostly of Great Northern and Montana Western items.

The south and middle sections will contain items of both freight and passenger service, plus the history of Great Northern coming to Pondera County.

Bert Rigby tells the I-O, “There is still a lot of building maintenance to be done, and a 501C-3 tax exempt status has been applied for.”

Once accepted, grants will be written for, and work and remodeling can start.

Rigby said, “We are now accepting memberships. The dues are $25 per year, and we are still accepting donations to help with our lease with BNSF and monthly bills.”

Donations may be mailed to Conrad Depot Society, 3412 Price Road South, Conrad 59425.  The phone number for more information or to ask questions is 627-2397.