Nice friendly wave from the engineer as the eastbound Builder scoots down the east slope of Marias Pass.
A sharp looking Builder with three units up front begins some fast running across the Hi Line. A pair of SD40-2 helpers wait on the rear of a grain load in the distance.
On the incredibly pleasant autumn day of October 9, 1996, Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder crosses famous Two Medicine Bridge at East Glacier, Montana. Leading No. 8 this day are EMD F40PHs Nos. ... (more)
Amtrak’s Empire Builder (train No. 8) soars eastbound on the big bridge over Cut Bank Creek at Cut Bank, Montana, on October 7, 1996.
Amtrak NorthCoast Hiawatha Train 9 behind four former NP F7s negotiates Jefferson Canyon near Sappington, Montana headed for the headwaters of the Missouri River at Three Forks.
Amtrak Trn. 9 descends west side of Bozeman Pass en route to next stop at Bozeman.
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... (more)
A young woman snaps a picture of her ride as the eastbound Empire Builder arrives in West Glacier, MT.
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.
The eastbound Empire Builder rolls into the siding. In about 30 seconds it will pass the westbound Empire Builder<... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder accelerates away from its station stop at Shelby.
The Empire Builder #8 comes into Whitefish five hours late. The Amtrak staff at the depot reported mechanical issues back in Seattle as the reason.
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 W... (more)
The Westbound Empire Builder races across the golden landscape of "Big Sky Country" just outside Shelby, MT.