RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 538 Amtrak EMD SDP40F at Essex, Montana by Jim Sinclair
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Essex Depot (across from the Izaak Walton Inn) (more..)
Essex, Montana, USA (more..)
May, 1976
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AMTK 538 (more..)
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Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder is right on time as it passes the BN helper set waiting for its next assignment in front of the Essex depot, which sat directly across the tracks from the Izaak Walton Inn. This scene has changed considerably since this photo was taken in late May 1976. Gone is the depot, jointed rail, wood ties, sempahore signal, pole line and the motorcar signals (as seen on the far right side of photo with an "S" marker on it). Added to this scene today is a pedestrian overpass which has been built just about where the semaphore signal sits, which offers a great place to view and photograph passing trains. The only thing that seems timeless is the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery that still awes me everytime I visit!
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