wp But Shep still maintains his post atop the bluff that overlooks the train depot, hopefully reunited with his herder best friend. Trains no longer roll into the station; their sights and sounds have long passed with time. The train wp station has long closed down. Shep was laid to rest on the hill directly overlooking the station, where his five and a half year vigil took place.
Shep was a celebrity, and many people mourned his loss. Shep joined his owner on this day, never losing hope that the man who had been his best friend would surely return to get wp him. Sadly, Shep was unable to move in time. On January 12, 1942, Shep slipped on the icy rails trying to move out of the way of the old Great Northern engine #235 as it entered wp the Fort Benton station that winter morning.