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 Great Nort... (more)
An EMD F45 converted into luxury lodgings sits on the grounds of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana. The locomotive, painted in Great Northern's "Big Sky Blue" scheme actually start... (more)
GN 441, decked out in big sky blue, now serves as a luxury mountain resort deep in the northern Montana Rockies at the Izzak Walton Inn. Though this unit hasn't seen freight service in a number of... (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)
An interior shot of the "GN441 Luxury Locomotive Lodge" at the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, Montana. This shot shows the main lounge area.
GN441 now awaits its next guests.
Izaak Walton Inn`s newest form of accomodation has been lifted into position and is being readied for it`s first guests.
A former Santa Fe F45 takes on a new life as Great Northern 441. Filling the next number slot of GN F45s, the 441 is heading for the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana to become a locomotive cabin... (more)