Ship traffic on the Erie Canal viewed from the train
Dining car on the Lakeshore – I didn’t dine in the dining cars on this journey
Gary, Indiana – one of the ugliest places in the USA
Circa 1980, Amtrak at Union Station in Chicago
Union Station in Chicago
The riverfront outside Union Station in Chicago.
Chicago railroad yards in the early 20th century
The official logo
Current route of the Empire Builder
A very old photo of the Empire Builder, when it was Great Northern Railroad
Typical makeup and look of the Empire Builder from Chicago to the West Coast
Empire Builder passing through the northern plains
Missouri River in the Dakotas
Missouri River in eastern Montana
Missouri River (as I remember it growing up) in western Montana
Sunset from some station on the journey
The train stops in Havre, Montana – a very sleepy high plains town. Check out the old steam engine!
East Glacier, Montana
The Empire Builder in the mountains..
Not a view from the train – but still, the incredible sheer beauty of Glacier..
Wolf – not the same one as I saw, but….
West Glacier, Montana
Through the Columbia Gorge
And, finally, after three nights traveling on the train – Portland Oregon