Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder passes a small ranch at Snowslip as it approaches Blacktail, Montana, while climbing a snowy and cold Marias Pass on March 3, 1989.
The 6837 East has been plodding up the Hi Line's serpentine path on the west slope of Marias Pass. On the rear is a DPU unit and a pair of Essex helpers - that will stay with the train to Spotted ... (more)
With a fresh dusting of snow on the tall peaks in Glacier National Park, a slice of afternoon of sunshine lights up a Burlington Northern Santa Fe intermodal west of Blacktail, Montana, on October... (more)
Great Northern’s Train 31, westbound Empire Builder, was descending Marias Pass when it met eastbound Train 28, the Western Star near Blacktail, Mont. Anticipating the upcoming merger to create t... (more)
Train #8, the EB Empire Builder, works toward the summit of Marias Pass.
A moment of sunshine lights up a BNSF intermodal west of Blacktail, Montana, over a stormy Glacier National Park on October 7, 1997. Two Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2s bracketing a GE B30-7AB pow... (more)
A westbound BN unit grain train eases down the west side of Marias Pass and the abandoned station at Blacktail, MT on June 5, 1990.
The nice thing about helpers (aside from preventing stalling or break-in-twos) is that added opportunity to take advantage of photo angles; especially with a dearth of westbounds this morning. Her... (more)
In Montana autumn, BNSF 7841 eases a grain train down the long grade off Marias Pass and through the tight curve between Sheds 8 and 7.
An Eastbound Z train makes it's way past a horse farm in Blacktail Montana. With fresh snow in the higher elevations the mountain tops really stand out in the Montana Fall.
Eastbound Empire Builder ascends Marias Pass while the "locals" seem oblivious.
The rear helpers are viewed exiting the snow shed on this eastbound freight.
An eastbound stack train snakes is was along the sides of the mountains heading for Marias Pass.
BNSF 5477 climbs the slope through Blacktail. Several massive snow sheds cover the grade through this area.