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Izaak Walton Inn Window

Essex, Montana

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe helper locomotive idles in front of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana. The sounds of trains over the former Great Northern Railroad mainline along the southern border of Glacier National Park in northern Montana are muffled by the layers of freshly fallen snow. The view from a room window of the historic Izaak Walton Inn frames the former GN depot and the helper engine. The depot has been demolished. The Izaak Walton Inn still functions as a cross-country ski-lodge. Photo © copyright by J. P. Bell.