Amtrak's Empire Builder enters East Glacier, Mont. on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 19, 2011. Cold winds cut across the plains and through the mountains on this day forcing me to break out a winter coat stashed in my car, an early sign that fall is just around the corner.
Photos of Amtrak's northern U.S. long distance train the Empire Builder from Seattle/Portland to Chicago. Westbound Train #7 (27-Portland section, 807-Chicago to St. Paul) & Eastbound Train #8 (28-Seattle section, 808-St. Paul to Chicago)