This week's photo comes courtesy of Irv, who captured this breathtaking image onboard No. 8 train, the Empire Builder, which travels between Seattle and Chicago.
The Empire Builder is Amtrak's true “adventure” train. A few generations ago, this route was pure wilderness. Today, it's a busy railroad corridor connecting cities along the northern plains.
Stops along the way, like the one Irv snapped, are surrounded by some of the country's most awesome scenery. In fact, Glacier Park is surrounded by 50 “living” glaciers and 10,000 ft. mountains. The park even has more than 700 mi. of trails--a hiker’s paradise!
After a hike like that, you'll be glad we're handling the driving, so you can rest your legs!
If you'd like to submit your best Amtrak pics for our Photo of the Week contest, please use our Facebook welcome tab to enter. Capture what you see as you ride America’s Railroad, submit your favorite photos by noon EST each Friday and we’ll pick the best one each week to feature here on our blog.