Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway Company BAP #518

Nature of Firm

BAP (formerly Rarus Railway) operates freight service from a connection with BNSF at Butte to Anaconda., MT (25.7 miles).  Traffic includes scrap, copper slag, and copper concentrates. For the purposes of pricing and routing of traffic Rarus Railway (RARW) is recognized by Railinc and Union Pacific in its Genesis system.


Rarus Railway returned to its former name, Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway, in September 2007. Rarus Railway took over the former Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway on May 1, 1985.  The line was built by the BA&P in the 1890s.  It was electrified from 1913 to 1967, and passengers were carried until April 1955. The BA&P property was transferred to the State of Montana in 1985 and subsequently purchased by Rarus from the State in 1990. Patriot Rail acquired Rarus Railway in 2006.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway
300 West Commercial 
P. O. Box 1070
Anaconda, MT 59711

Phone 406-563-2851
Fax 406-563-7121
Web Site www.patriotrail.com

Robert Andreoli
General Manager
406-563-5194, ext. 1

Paul McCarthy
Vice President - Business Development
406-490-2598 (cell)

Company Affiliation Patriot Rail
Interchange Points Silver Bow, MT
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI