A GN logo helps identify the heritage of these two flangers, which apparently haven't seen service this winter based on the accumulation of snow of their roofs. Built in December 1936, these were ... (more)
Marias Pass in known for heavy snow and my recent trip there didn't disappoint. I had shot the pass in spring, summer and fall but never winter. The Izaak Walton was a busy place with skiers takin... (more)
A new (2013) Harsco spreader-ditcher is getting good use winging back heavy snow on Marias Pass. Tied down for the weekend, the plow and its work train power will be back at it on Monday.
Eastbound crosses over goat lick trestle on Marias Pass with fall colors in the valley.
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 No. 2187 rests overnight in the snow-covered yard at Essex, Montana, 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)