Facebook Page
Travel Through Beautiful Glacier Country & The Pacific Northwest

Experience the Empire Builder

Chicago - Minneapolis/ St. Paul - Fargo - Glacier National Park - Spokane - Portland - Seattle

Take a trip on one of America's most scenic train rides. Experience city landscapes, urban areas, river hollows, cross the Mississippi River, roll through the Great Plains, approach the Rocky Mountains. View Glacier National Park at sunset westbound or wake up to its majestic splendor eastbound.

Gain a taste of the scenic Columbia River Gorge on your way to Portland, one of the Northwest's premier cities.

This from-the-train photographic essay begins at Portland, starting at one of the West Coast terminals and heads east to enjoy to the fullest the grand Glacier National Park's forests, mountains, streams and canyons.


More photos of the eastern part of the trip, including the Twin Cites and along the Mississippi River and Wisconsin, will be added in the future.


Click on individual photos to enlarge.

Columbia River Gorge                    
Whitefish, Montana                    
  Essex, Montana -   Izaak Walton Inn      


Belton, Montana - East Glacier Park


Leaving Rocky Mountain Glacier scenery for the northern Great Plains


Cut Bank, Montana & eastward


All pictures taken by Doug Ohlemeier.

Top of page

Empire Builder train, schedule & route information

Empire Builder discussion group/



More Amtrak & train travel information (route guides, trip reports, etc.)



Hosted By