The peaks of the continental divide look on as a westbound manifest begins its careful descent down the west slope of Marias Pass.
Another shot that's been done before, but something I just had to see for myself: an on time Empire Builder crosses the Java Creek Trestle east of Essex, MT under clear skies.
A young woman snaps a picture of her ride as the eastbound Empire Builder arrives in West Glacier, MT.
Who cares if its just a trio of BNSF Dash 9's? When you're standing in this spot on a perfect summer evening, watching rafters enjoy the rapids on the Flathead River, and you hear the whine of dy... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder crosses the infamous Two Medicine Creek Bridge, running ahead of SP 4449.
In looking back though my photos, I found this gem from 2009 of the 4449 on its eastbound run to Train Festival in Michigan, seen here in Browning, MT after crossing Marias Pass.
SP 4449 races east for a sprint across relative flatlands, compared to the mountains in the background.
#8 was on-time this September morning as it glided across Sheep Creek trestle behind a pair of GE's.
Grain loads near Grizzly claw their way upgrade approaching Marias Pass. Even with a pair of GE's on each end, this train stalled near Bison West.