Amtrak Trn. 9 descends west side of Bozeman Pass en route to next stop at Bozeman.
A stop in Missoula brings new passengers, fuel, water, and a crew change to the North Coast Hiawatha, in this scene from 35 years ago. I've also noticed that the two number boards are different.
Eastbound CB&Q passenger train to Chicago, The North Coast Limited, slows on approach to station stop at East Dubuque. Switches and signals in this area (expect for the block signal on the right) ... (more)
The North Coast Limited is westbound in this view crossing a high bridge on Homestake Pass near Butte, MT with former Northern Pacific locomotives renumbered into the BN series.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha stands in the old NP passsenger station at Livingston, Montana, while the SDP40F and FP7A combination stares towards the mountains looming to the west.
You can't get there from here.......by scheduled passenger train any longer. The westbound Amtrak North Coast Hiawatha waits at Butte for the station work to be done before proceeding west behin... (more)
The North Coast Limited stops in Livingston, MT.
The Montana Rockies Railtours tourist train heads east along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille on one of its final runs.
The eastbound Montana Rockies Rail Tours passenger train heads away through an S-curve, dwarfed by the mountain peaks in front of it.
One of the last runs of the Montana Rockies Rail Tours tourist train heads back east toward Missoula over the Clark Fork River. It was a fantastic trip while it lasted, sadly insurance prices made... (more)
One of the last runs of the Montana Rockies Rail Tours tourist train snakes along the Clark Fork River east toward Thompson Falls
This slide is almost 43 years old, I have no idea what train that was, I was 17 and on my first long trip alone.
Note the old GM bus on the bridge and the raised NP on the B unit and the old RPO... (more)
Eastbound passenger extra powered by pair of rebuilds flashes past. Hasselblad 501c E100G
The MRL passenger train is almost back to Sandpoint, ID and is running along Lake Pend Oreille outside of Clark Fork, ID