Loaded grain trains rolls west.
Trough Train over Marias Pass: Burlington Northern’s unique Trough Train bends through Tunnel 3.8 east of Belton, Montana, on a rainy October 6, 1997. This westbound BNSF coal train is powered by ... (more)
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)
An on time Empire Builder cruises along the river bank as it heads up Marias Pass though Glacier National Park.
Autumn is in the air as the days are growing shorter, the shadows are growing longer, and the first tinges of color have struck the trees. This westbound intermodal train is rolling along the Flat... (more)
An eastbound BNSF stack train rolls through John Stevens Canyon just east of Belton, Montana, along the southern edge of Glacier National Park.
With just minutes to go in todays leg, 4449 rounds a curve near Belton at another popular photo spot in Marias Pass. The day started in sun and ended in clouds, but 4449 looks good in either.
A loaded grain train makes it's way West through the tunnels just East of Belton.
A loaded ballast train finds the late evening sun just before it starts to set behind the mountains.
Priority merchandise from Pasco, WA begins its journey up Marias Pass just ahead of Amtrak.
Priority intermodal for South Seattle, WA passes through tunnel 4, truly a trademark photo spot in Montana.
This was a first westbound to appear in several hours so it attracted a large crowd of railfans attending Alta-Mont at the nearby Izaak Walton Inn.
A loaded grain train from Sioux City, IA enroute to Tacoma, WA winds its way down along the Flathead River approach West Glacier Park.
It is still snowing as this Z-train passes the depot at Belton. I was glad I wasn't camping in Glacier National on this day.