In our Bicentennial summer Amtrak still used the Minneapolis Great Northern station for its stop. It is visible in the background as the North Coast Hiawatha departs across the Mississippi River o... (more)
The North Coast Hiawatha descends westward off Homestake Pass several miles east of Butte, MT. In 1974 this Amtrak service and a BN local freight were pretty much all that moved over this line.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha crosses the landmark GN Stone Arch bridge as the westbound train approaches the Minneapolis station. By the time it continues west, the sun will be setting and it wil... (more)
Bringing up the rear of the North Coast Hiawatha at North La Crosse, former Denver Zephyr dome obs Silver Veranda adds a touch of class to the rear of the train. It provides the only visual eviden... (more)
MILW E9 no. 35C gets its face washed at North La Crosse, WI as the North Coast Hiawatha (Amtrak) makes a station stop for passengers, a crew change, and water for the locomotive tanks. During the ... (more)