with 970/763/CSX 5005/7827.
Eastbound Empire Builder ascends Marias Pass near "Goat Lick" east of Essex.
KSC 662 is a way from home in BNSF's Essex Yard on the slopes of Marias Pass. The mountians of Glacier National Park stand tall in the background.
Two helpers switch the Essex yard as a stack train moves west on the main line. The Issak Walton inn stands in the background as one of the best railfanning hotels in the nation. Note the gray b... (more)
Hard at work on Marias Pass. The caboose is being pushed and is about to be coupled to a ballast cleaner.
Heading up a work train...a lot of work windows this weekend on Marias Pass
Essex Pusher Set
Brand new Gunderson auto racks get some priority as BNSF 8172 blasts past BNSF 1076 on Essex siding.
Framed by the back door of BN caboose 12041, BN SD40-2 6784 can be seen sharing the same track as it awaits is next assignment to shove a train up Marias Pass.
Two sets of helpers in Heritage 1 paint wait in front of the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, MT
Eastbound headed for Marias Pass.
BNSF’s Office Car Special ties up the yard lead at Essex while the BNSF officials enjoy lunch at the Izaak Walton.