While I am not usually the biggest Amtrak fan, in scenery like this even I will photograph Amtrak trains.
Big Sky, The Builder, a grain elevator, and a nearly empty highway -- this must be Montana.
Amtrak's Empire Builder under big blue Montana skies just before 9 AM traversing Great Northern's Marias Pass.
The first train of the morning past the Izaak Walton Inn was the Empire Builder and the chase up and over Marias Pass was on! A great start to a great day of railfanning.
It's often tough to get good pix while on a family vacation, but the Izaak Walton Inn perhaps offers an exception. Here between Red Bus tours and lake boat rides I found time for a morning trip o... (more)
As car attendants monitor last-minute boarding, the eastbound Empire Builder prepares to resume its journey, some three hours off the advertised. A green GP39 resting in the yard preserves some o... (more)
This was from a trip in '99. I rented a 4X4 but ended up "settling" for a convertable Mustang w/out chains. Virtual white out conditions, icy roads, and worse, no trains - thank goodness sake fo... (more)
Amtrak’s Empire Builder No. 8 heads eastbound out of Glacier Park. The beautiful Rockies loom in the background.
The Westbound Empire Builder makes a short station stop in Havre.