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Amtrak in Montana
The Empire Builder crosses Big Sky County every day, passing along the way through scenic Glacier National Park.
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Photo ID: 711340

The Eastbound Empire Builder crosses the Java Trestle just East of Essex, MT after making the flag stop at the station. The train is about to cross Marias Pass at the Continental Divide and head E... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Essex, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 60
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: September 28, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Sep 29, 2019

Views: 2,061
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Photo ID: 699777

Amtrak’s Empire Builder is about to leave the mountains of Glacier National Park behind as it cruises eastbound through Grizzly, Montana, on February 29, 1992.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Grizzly, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 342
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: February 29, 1992


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 692825

A late October snowstorm in 1991 has blanketed the state of Montana in a wintery white as Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder sweeps through the big curve just west of Browning on the first day of N... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Browning, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 280
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: November 01, 1991


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 684499

Surrounded by a winter wonderland on the southern border of Glacier National Park, Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder has just summited Marias Pass and approaches Bison, Montana, on a snowy March 3... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Bison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 263
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: March 03, 1989


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 18, 2019

Views: 3,507
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Photo ID: 684049

Empire Builders meet
We’re looking out the door window on the rear sleeper of Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder moving through a siding over a frigid and barren eastern Montana landscape... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Superliner
Location: Eastern plains, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AMTK 7
Photo Date: March 04, 1989


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 13, 2019

Views: 3,749
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Photo ID: 640827

The eastbound Empire Builder crosses Coram Bridge as it approaches Glacier National Park.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Coram, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 26
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: July 06, 1997


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Dec 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 577730

A thin coating of ice covers a pond as the eastbound Empire Builder descends the eastern slope of Marias Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Bison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 820
Train ID: 8 Empire Builder
Photo Date: October 07, 2000


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: May 25, 2016

Views: 2,154
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Photo ID: 558958

After crossing a snowy Marias Pass, Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder curves through Grizzly, Montana, on a cold December 22, 1998.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Grizzly, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 802
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 22, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 19, 2015

Views: 5,235
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Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 541332

Amtrak No. 8, the Empire Builder, skirts Glacier National Park at Bison, Montana, on December 22, 1998. Three GE P40DCs power the 12-car train, including lead No. 802 repainted in then current “Ph... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Bison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 802
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 22, 1998


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 04, 2015

Views: 4,716
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 530973

On the summer solstice, an unusually long and very late westbound Empire Builder with 8 added cars negotiates the depths of the Kootenai River Gorge between Yakt and Leonia.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Yakt, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 189
Train ID: Amtrak 7
Photo Date: June 21, 2014


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By: Sean Kelly

Added: May 15, 2015

Views: 4,144
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Photo ID: 495593

Four ex-NP F units lift Amtrak Train 10 eastbound out of Butte, Montana (background) as the “Mainstreeter” climbs up to Homestake Pass on July 31, 1973.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AMTK 10
Photo Date: July 31, 1973


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 28, 2014

Views: 16,255
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Photo ID: 470513

Normally it would be tough to get the eastbound Builder in light here during the short days of winter but the perpetually late No. 8 allows for a nice shot as it enters Bad Rock Canyon east of Col... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hungry Horse, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 77
Train ID: 8
Photo Date: February 08, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Feb 19, 2014

Views: 2,035
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Photo ID: 466511

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha tiptoes over Homestake Pass just east of Butte, MT. This train and a BN local were the only traffic normally operated over NP's original Continental Divide crossing b... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 536
Train ID: AMTK 17
Photo Date: June, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 17, 2014

Views: 6,018
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Photo ID: 457510

Two EMD F40PHs lead Amtrak No. 8, the Empire Builder, across the celebrated Two Medicine Bridge at East Glacier, Montana, surrounded by a clear, cool winter wonderland in Glacier National Park.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: East Glacier, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 263
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: March 03, 1989


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 447618

The Empire Builder makes a station stop at the western gateway to Glacier Park. It's the height of tourist season and a decent crowd of passengers are on hand to board along with an equal number r... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Belton, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 151
Train ID: Amtrak 8
Photo Date: August 01, 2013


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By: Dean Sauvola

Added: Aug 18, 2013

Views: 2,425
Comments: 0

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