A bit of history of the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center
August 18, 2021
The Trident depot building that was moved to Three Forks in 2011 was over 100 years old at that time. It was built by the Northern Pacific Railroad to serve the cement plant and the company town of Trident. The Ideal Cement Plant at Trident was the largest employer in Gallatin County for a number of years. The Trident depot was the last remaining depot that was still in use in Gallatin County in 2010.
Northern Pacific Railroad had standard building plans for train stations or depots in the early 1900s, and the Trident depot was built using one of those plans. However, the depot has cren...