Two trains meet at Essex, Mt as viewed from the pedestrian bridge built over the tracks
A trio of manned helper sets utilizing EMD SD40-2s and used in pushing Burlington Northern trains over Marias Pass, rest in the BN yard at Essex, Montana, on the cold and snowy day of March 4, 198... (more)
A BNSF train crosses Sheep Creek as snow falls over Marias Pass. The train will soon pass through Essex, Mt as it continues its trip across the Rocky Mountains
A Northern Pass. Former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built dome/coach 549 (WEBX 801045) and former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/sleeper 313 (WEBX 801044) held the marke... (more)
The Empire Builder has just rolled past the Isaac Walton Inn at Essex without a whistle stop. Now crossing over the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, it's only a few minutes behind schedule as i... (more)
Between East Java and Blacktail on the BNSF Hi Line Sub are a series of snowsheds. Only a couple days away from the first snow of the season, this Vehicle train makes it way along the numerous sn... (more)
Great Night. During a visit to the historic Izaak Walton Inn, one can not only see trains but stay in one! In 2009, former ATSF (since repainted) Great Northern EMD F45 441 was brought to ... (more)
Two autorack trains with all GE power are seen meeting Snow Shed 12 in Essex, Montana. The snowsheds protect the passing trains as they traverse the avalanche zones on the West side of Marias Pass... (more)
This former Santa Fe F45 is now repainted in Great Northern "Big Sky Blue" and repurposed as a luxury cabin at the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, MT. The inn itself was built in 1939 by the ... (more)
An Eastbound manifest freight train is seen crossing the Java Creek Trestle just East of Essex, Montana.
An Eastbound BNSF empty grain train is seen passing through Essex, Montana at the famed Izaak Walton Inn.
BNSF 6132 hauls a grain train passed the Izaak Walton Inn.
The Eastbound Empire Builder has left Essex and passes through shed 12 on their way East up Marias Pass
A westbound manifest passes by the historic Izaak Walton Inn under smoky Montana skies. (DPU)
A Great Northern F45 converted into a lodging facility at the historic Isaak Walton Inn at Essex, Montana. Yes, you can rent it and stay in it while visiting Essex!