With Montana wildflowers in full bloom, a pair of Dash 9s shove a stack train towards Marias Pass. The Izzak Walton Inn's caboose cabins can be seen seen above the train in the background.
After spending most of the afternoon idling in the small yard at Essex, a pair of Dash 9 helpers finally have an assignment as they head for the mainline to shove an eastbound freight over Marias ... (more)
Relaxing in the restored cab of GN 441 - the luxury locomotive lodge at the Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, Montana.
Amtrak's eastbound 'Empire Builder' crosses the former Great Northern trestle at Goatlick, between Essex and the top of Marias Pass, Montana.
An interior shot of the "GN441 Luxury Locomotive Lodge" at the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, Montana. This shot shows the main lounge area.
Burlington Northern EMD GP38 rests overnight at the Essex, Montana, yard just across from the Izaak Walton Inn on March 3, 1988.
The beautiful Izaak Walton Inn outside Glacier National Park near Essex, Montana. The caboose rooms can be seen on the left hillside lit with Christmas lights. The inn was originally built by the ... (more)
Three new Burlington Northern Santa Fe C44-9Ws pull an eastbound stack train at Essex, Montana, meeting a westbound led by warbonnet C44-9W No. 781 on September 9, 1999.
A pair of helpers on the rear of a westbound rumble across the middle fork of the Flathead River east of Essex.
Help Wanted: A BNSF helper set shoves on the rear end of an eastbound manifest freight heading up the western slope of Marias Pass. The train is seen here, crossing the Goat Lick Trestle ne... (more)
Winter On Marias Pass: BNSF Railway 5483 and two other General Electrics lead a manifest freight over the Middle Fork of the Flathead River at Java, near Essex, Mont., on the afternoon of F... (more)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 11 passes over Goat Lick Trestle east of Essex, Montana on a snowy March 1, 1997. Three Burlington Northern SD40-2s lead the intermodal train, piloted by No.... (more)
Fresh mountain snow contrasts with fall colors as the eastbound Empire Builder moves up the west slope of Marias Pass.
Essex, Montana: There are railroad towns and then there is Essex. Located on the former Great Northern Railway's Marias Pass line, the small community was and still is a critical helper sta... (more)
The Westbound Empire Builder rolls across the bridge between Java East and Java West, running relatively close to ontime